Family member wants to switch from AT&T to Verizon - will their current iPhone 6 work?

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  1. idyll, Aug 24, 2016
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    idyll macrumors 6502

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    A family member purchased their iPhone 6 through AT&T about a year ago and would like to switch to Verizon now.

    They went to Verizon hoping they could just switch out the SIM card, but was told that their current phone would not work (Verizon did not try if it would), and that they would have to purchase a new iPhone 6 from Verizon if he wanted to switch.

    Is this the case, or can they use their current AT&T iPhone 6 with Verizon?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    All wireless reps try to pull the same thing in order for you to get a phone from them.
    An unlocked iPhone will work fine on Verizon.
    Just make sure it's not locked to AT&T any more.
     
  3. estabya macrumors 6502

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    It will work. I sold an ATT iPhone 6 to a friend on VZW and it works fine. The rep at the store told him it wouldn't work, but I told the guy to try it anyway.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    A few months ago a tmobile rep was telling my friend that her Verizon iPhone 6 will not work on their network and that she needs to get a new iPhone from them.
    She believed them and traded in her i6.
    They are all taught the same bs to lie and try to get you to get a new phone from them.
     
  5. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Was it unlocked?
     
  6. estabya macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the phone must be unlocked by ATT in order to work on another network.
     
  7. idyll thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for all of the replies!

    They were also told that they can trade in their AT&T iPhone 6 to Verizon for $300. Should they decide to do this, would the AT&T iPhone 6 need to be unlocked by AT&T first?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, if they just trade it in they don't have to worry about unlocking it.
     

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