How legit is this? Verizon 4S work with Tmobile USA(VIDEO)

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  1. Asianxfatty macrumors member

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    Hello, i was browing through youtube and i found a video of this..this video seems legit, i am questioning it myself how he got his Verizon 4S to work with Tmobile USA..any explanation, i wish i could do it to my verizon 4s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7y1iDbh6w

    IF anyone can help explain that would make this godly
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    Unlike Mr. Hammer, this does not meet the requirements to quit.
     
  3. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

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    I believe that their is only one version of the 4S, so it has both antennas in it. The 4 had the separate CDMA model, and won't work as you described.
     
  4. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't legit we don't know what sim card he put in the 4S he could've put an international sim card which will roam on AT&T in the US
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    If it was roaming on ATT, it would actually say ATT as the carrier. I am not saying it is legit, but the fact that it says TMO as the carrier sorta debunks your reasoning.
     
  6. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Right but when roaming you'll see a carrier icon and I believe you can select Tmo
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    No, it will just show whatever network you are roaming on.
     
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I'm from Canada on the Telus network and I'm visiting Florida right now and my iPhone 4 (HSPA) will often shift from AT&T to T-Mobile while roaming. I've used both carriers successfully.
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Makes sense, as I mentioned, it will always show whatever network you are acutally roaming on.
     
  10. iloveiphone4 macrumors member

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    it is quite possible as supposedly Verizon will unlock their iphone 4s if user has 6 months of good standing with verizon. So one lucky user might have convinced a rep to unlock his verizon iphone 4s sooner.

    Once it is unlocked, you can pop-in any SIM. Although every where I read, they all say, that all verizon/sprint phones will never work with att and t-mobile but will work for any other carrier in the world once unlocked.
     
  11. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong when roaming under location services there is a carrier icon you open it and turn off automatic and select T-Mobile
     
  12. Asianxfatty thread starter macrumors member

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    i dont think hes roaming tmobile..he did say he unlocked his phone with that verizon 6 month thing which unlocks it for international. look at his sim card, if it was from another country it wouldnt have the same one as the the tmobile usa

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    yeah theres only 1 verison of the iphone 4s, and if fully unlocked a person can switch back and forth in the usa, and internationally...maybe the person in the youtube video glitched it.
     
  13. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    He could have done this:

    1. Unlocked his Verizon iPhone 4S from meeting Verizon's requirements for international usage.

    2. Visited the UK or Germany and obtained a T-Mobile UK or T-Mobile DE SIM card.

    3. Returned to the US with the SIM roaming on T-Mobile USA.

    And to people who live in the US and not seem to have the Carrier menu, I live in Australia with an unlocked 4S and there is a Carrier menu under Settings where I can search for and manually select which carrier to connect to.
     
  14. Asianxfatty thread starter macrumors member

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    would he really go through all that trouble to make a video that got my hopes up for a full unlock for my verizon iphone 4s?
     
  15. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    He didn't necessary have to travel to all those countries, I mean he could have gotten an active SIM off eBay, or a family member/friend just came back, he found the SIM.... many possibilities, but it's really not that hard. I got a CSL SIM in Hong Kong and when I returned to Australia, I could roam on all three networks here via the Carrier menu.
     
  16. cynics macrumors G4

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    I'm going to call Verizon tomorrow to get them to unlock my phone and just start popping in friends and families sim cards to see if I can make it work.
     
  17. larock macrumors member

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    I had Verizon "unlock" my iPhone 4s for international use. Then I popped in a GoSim global sim card in it. It jumped on AT&T for a bit then settled on TMo. Pulled it out rebooted the phone and was back on Verizon. Neat little trick, but I only plan to use it when traveling outside the USA. I couldn't find my TMo prepaid sim to test out, but everything I have read indicates it won't work.
     
  18. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Last time I checked, it's pretty easy to order sim cards off ebay. How is that trouble exactly? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, he would.
    You'd be surprised how much BS is posted on youtube videos just to generate views.
    And I think we dont need to tell you any more, you know the answer already.
    You're just grasping for straws of hope.
     
  20. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    I might end up buying a Sprint iPhone 4S soon and I hope that later on in the future we would be able the to fully unlock the GSM part for Domestic use. I would have chosen ATT's iPhone 4S but I would have to pay a 300$ deposit which is impossible as I dont have that amount to spare. =(
     
  21. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Yes Verizon will unlock it only for international use.
     

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