Friend has new 256gb X on Verizon

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  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    He bought it from a third party and has the original receipt showing it was paid in full.

    He and I are on AT&T. Is there any other way of activating this phone without a Verizon sim card?

    Thanks
     
  2. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    I think the problem will be at&t gsm vs verizon cdma, but times may have changed since I tried swapping carriers phones vs service.
     
  3. Stillandroid macrumors newbie

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    Just pop in the Sim... Will work great
     
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Are the gsm and cdma models the same this year? Thought I heard somewhere that cdma model won’t work on gam network with the X
     
  5. kmmschaefer macrumors member

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    Now a days there shouldn't be a issue switching phones from verizon to AT&T. My daughter was given a 6+ that was verizon and we switched it to AT&T no problem.
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That is incorrect. The CDMA phone will work on all carriers if paid in full.
     
  7. Blondie&Dagwood macrumors regular

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    Nonsense, the Verizon CDMA phone will work on all carriers even if not paid in full.
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    Yes, just add the AT&T SIM card and it will work. The Verizon model is fully unlocked and supports GSM and CDMA
     
  8. Newtons Apple thread starter Suspended

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    SO there is no activation that requires a Verizon sim card?

    I had to activate my AT&T X with a AT&T sim card.
     
  9. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Nah. Verizon made a deal with the devil... err no just stick sim in. Done it countless times mate.
     
  10. Blondie&Dagwood macrumors regular

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    Nope, they sell the phone fully unlocked, so just insert the SIM card, turn the phone on, and it works. If it doesn’t, then the 3rd party seller probably reported it stolen.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Do they have to unlock the phone if not paid in full? Specifically if you buy it from verizon and not apple?
     
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Thank you for the clarification
     
  13. mthomas184 macrumors 6502

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    From Apple or Verizon, they are unlocked by default.
     
  14. gMacbookPro macrumors member

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    The Verizon iPhone X has to be active before popping other sims in.
    I handed one of my Verizon iPhone X to my friend, he inserted the T-mobile sim and turned it on.
    The phone stuck in the activation screen with my phone number.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    If bought with your verizon info, it will ask for the verizon account info. You can actually have a T-mobile SIM in the phone and still enter the required verizon info.

    If bought in full from apple (currently in store only if not using verizon account info), it does not ask for any verizon info.
     
  16. PhantomCypher macrumors member

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    Does this mean the phone for the rest of its life is going to request this verizon account info even if it's fully paid off?

    That is extremely troubling if true.
     
  17. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    No, only the first time it activates.
     
  18. Blondie&Dagwood macrumors regular

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    No, the Verizon phones are sold unlocked irrespective if paid in full or not.
     
  19. Newtons Apple thread starter Suspended

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    This is what I have been told.

    But get so many other answers here.

    :(
     
  20. Blondie&Dagwood macrumors regular

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    No. I purchased an iPhone X from Verizon using my line and account. When I resold it, I simply turned it on, activated it using my phone # and account pin. Then I immediately disabled "find my iPhone", did a full factory reset, and then removed the Verizon SIM card from the phone. The seller then inserted his other carrier SIM card, and the phone was able to be activated without me having to input my phone #, social sec, or account pin again.
     
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  23. Blondie&Dagwood macrumors regular

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    You are overthinking this. In a worst case scenario you can also take the phone to a Verizon store and they can unlink it from the Verizon account it was purchased on.

    I heard posters stating that even with a linked account, it was able to be activated on a different carrier SIM without being asked for the Verizon details. Regardless, there are plenty of workarounds. I do recommend first activating the phone using the Verizon SIM and account, then doing a full factory reset before switching out the SIM cards
     
  24. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Verizon phone can easily be activated on ATT with an ATT sim. The Verizon phone, according to the specs, supports GSM as well.
    My 8+, 7+ we’re “Verizon” phones and I didn’t have to do anything special to get them to work on ATT.
     
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    We will give it a shot tonight. Thanks
     

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