I have ATT service would unlocked sprint or verizon 5s work?

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  1. utbaseball30 macrumors member

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    Was wondering if I buy an out of contract sprint or verizon iphone 5s, can I use ATT SIM card with it since it is unlocked?

    I remember last year people were doing this with sprint phone
     
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    The Verizon one should work if I'm not mistaken. The Sprint one i believe will not.
     
  3. chrfr, Sep 23, 2013
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    The Verizon ones are reported to work on AT&T, but you won't get LTE.

    EDIT: This is incorrect, I was thinking of the 5 and its limitations on LTE bands.
     
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  5. akuma13 macrumors 6502a

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    Will mobile hotspot work also? Or would you have to pay if you are not signed up for it?
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    You absolutely WILL get LTE on AT&T. With the 5S. The 5 was the the phone with limited LTE radios.

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    Mobile hotspot is a carrier based deal. It will work on any device (so long as you are paying for it). Or... wait for jailbreak and you will have for free.
     
  7. asdad123 macrumors regular

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    I can confirm that the Sprint 5s also works on ATT.

    Just tried it on my friends 5s (Sprint, Early Upgrade). I popped in my ATT nano sim, and the phone rebooted itself, and popped up with the 4g/LTE signal after about 30 seconds - a minute.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I stand corrected. Great news.
     
  9. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I thought sprint iphone 5s was carrier locked to sprint only in the us, that only verizon 5s are truly sim unlocked
     
  10. cnotes2019 macrumors 65816

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    Are you serious ??? Have you tried a Verizon or tmobile sim?


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