Buy an iPhone 4g on AT&T- use it on verizon later?

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  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Simple question, if the new iPhone is released on AT&T in June and I buy one, can I then use that same iPhone down the line if they are releaed on verizon? Or will I have to buy a new one just to use it on verizon?

    Thanks : )
     
  2. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    no
     
  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No I can't use it on verizon or no I won't have to bit a new one?
     
  4. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    when will people ever learn? Why do you think no one has ever used an iphone on verizon? Cause apple said it wasnt allowed? its 2 completely different technologies. you need completely different HARDWARE.
     
  5. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wasn't sure If this technology would be changed if they are planning to release the same product on both carriers.
     
  6. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    No, you will not be able to use it. The iPhone currently is a GSM phone while Verizon and Sprint rely largely on CDMA technology.
     
  7. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    no more than likely they will be 2 dif phones
    verizion uses cdma and at&t uses gsm
     
  8. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    I think the confusion lies in iPhone "4G" - the 4G is a misnomer. The fourth generation iPhone won't use 4G wireless networks and therefore won't work on Verizon once they move to LTE as AT&T will too.
     
  9. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    No, sorry. The AT&T version uses a sim card, which is GSM technology. However, Verizon devices do not use a sim card, unless you will be traveling overseas because some Verizon devices have sims built in. Verizon uses CDMA. As a result CDMA does not equal GSM. Hope that helps!
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    We don't know for sure. I'm 95% confident that the new device will contain the same phone chipset as the 3GS, but there's a chance that it'll be a hybrid that also supports CDMA/EVDO. However, I expect that any Verizon iPhone will be a separate device.
     
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  12. goobot macrumors 603

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    even if there was going to be a Verizon iphone no.
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    No, you won't be able to use it on Verizon.
     

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  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Can you use any AT&T cellphone on verizon or Sprint.
    No.
    How do you expect to do that with the next GSM iPhone?
     
  15. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Nvm
     
  16. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    This might have been funny if it didn't say "foolness".
     

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