Bought unlocked T-mobile; activate on Verizon?

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  1. madoka macrumors 6502

    madoka

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    Bought a couple of unlocked T-Mobile iPhone 6+ 128gbs for full price directly from Apple.

    We are currently on a three line Verizon family plan and want to switch to T-Mobile. While two of us have finished the contract, one line won't be done until December. Once we receive the new iPhone 6+s, can we use them on our Verizon plan until the last line's contract is up? Any other options?
     
  2. matthewyip macrumors newbie

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    Unlocked T-Mobile version can't be used on Verizon. Reasons:
    1. Apple blocked CDMA radio on unlocked T-Mobile/AT&T version
    2. Verizon won't let you activate any devices that is not sold by itself.
     
  3. madoka thread starter macrumors 6502

    madoka

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    So if I bought an unlocked Verizon iPhone, it would work on both Verizon and T-Mobile networks?
     
  4. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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    No. A T-Mobile phone will not work on Verizon.
     
  5. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Yes
     
  6. Allthings-I macrumors 6502

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    This is correct.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you bought the wrong device.
    Unlocked GSM iphones cannot be used or activated on CDMA networks such as verizon or Sprint.
     

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