I am on AT&T looking at Verizon 5s

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  1. TheMTtakeover macrumors 6502

    TheMTtakeover

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    A manager at my work is selling her 5s (Verizon) for 250 dollars. Its in great condition and works well. I am on ATT. Is it going to be tricky to unlock her phone and get it working on my carrier?
     
  2. eddiec312 macrumors 6502

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    If Verizon doesn't do it for her then yes, I think it will be very tricky.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The verizon 5S is already unlocked.
    You dont have to do nothing besides putting your AT&T sim inside.
    Everything will work fine on AT&T including LTE.
     
  4. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    No. The Verizon iPhones since the 5 (5, 5c, and 5s) are factory unlocked due to VZWs deal with the FCC for their LTE bands (all phones on those bands must be unlocked). If it is the 5s, it will also support all of AT&T's LTE bands. The Verizon iPhone 5s is actually worth more then the SIM-less model Apple sells because it not only works on all GSM carriers, but also works on Verizon.

    All you should have to do is slide in a SIM card. I'd check it out though before buying. Just pop her VZW SIM out and put your AT&T in. Should activate no problem.

    Good luck!
     
  5. TheMTtakeover thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    No problem! I hope it works out!
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    FYI, Verizon iPhone 5/5c/5s models are all fully carrier unlocked. The iPhone 5c and 5s are identical to the AT&T and T-Mobile models hardware wise.
     

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