Can my girlfriend and I swap iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iHavequestions, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. iHavequestions macrumors regular

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    My girlfriend's contract is almost up. She gets the iPhone 5s can she give me the hardware after renewing her contract, and I give her my old iPhone 5 and just switch SIMs? I have an AT&T phone and she has a T-mobile. She can always switch to AT&T but my contract has one year left.
     
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    You'd have to get your 5 unlocked and she'd have to buy the unlocked 5S.
    Although there's confusion over whether the unlocked 5S will stay unlocked after being activated with T-Mo.
    Then they should work but I don't think either of you will get LTE speeds being as they're both still on the wrong networks.
     
  3. iHavequestions thread starter macrumors regular

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    What if after her contract is up, she just get an AT&T 5s? Would both of us need to carrier unlock at all?
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    If you're both on AT&T then there's no problems.
    No unlocks needed.
     
  5. Velin macrumors 65816

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    If you are both on same network, no problem, swap SIMs.

    If you are on different networks but (1) have unlocked phones, and (2) both accounts use the same tech (CDMA or GSM), also no problem, just swap SIMs.
     

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