iPhone 7+ (ATT) - - - > Verizon ?

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  1. Mello.Living macrumors newbie

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    Purchased iPhone 7+ from Apple Store and used on AT&T for several months. Ended my AT&T plan and was using voip calls for awhile. Decided to get cellular service again but saw Verizon had much better deal so went with their service.

    During service signup on their website, their compatability checker had me enter IMEI from iPhone 7+ and it said it wouldn't work on their network. So I purchased a new iPhone 7+ during the Verizon signup process and was going to trade in my original iPhone as part of the deal.

    So after using new iPhone 7+ on Verizon (all works well) I see some posts that make me now believe I could have activated new iPhone 7+ on Verizon and transferred the SIM card to my original iPhone.

    Is this the case? Would everything have worked? I have both phones in my hands right now as haven't sent in the original yet for trade in.

    I'd like to avoid taking the hit on cost of a new 7+ ! Paying a restocking fee is much preferred lol.

    Thx!
     
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    You can use a Verizon phone on AT&T, but not the other way around.
     
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    What Alli said. Do you mind if I ask how much they offered you on trade for your AT&T trade? I'm wanting to do the same but might just wait for the 8 to switch carriers.
     
  5. Mello.Living thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just did this 2d days ago (Mar 29) and they offered $350. Its in great condition and had a case on it so if no flaws.

    I use the camera a lot and really dig the depth of field and hi quality for vids/images. So I didn't want to wait.

    I saw Verizon has immediate upgrade offers on various phones - AT&T had upgrade eligibility windows.

    So far am very impressed by Verizon and glad I made the switch.
     
  6. AppleDogs, Mar 31, 2017
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    How did you get the AT&T phone? Target, Best Buy sell only the sim free model regardless of your carrier. AT&T sells the GSM model if you bought directly from them.

    If yours is model A1661, that is the CDMA/GSM model and works for all carriers. Apple SIM free/Verizon/Sprint

    If yours is model A1784, that is the GSM model for AT&T/T-Mobile.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

    EDIT: If you have the A1784, you are using VoLTE for calls on Verizon. You will not have voice calls if you are out of an LTE area without the CDMA model phone.

    EDIT: Just reread your post that you bought at Apple store. Which model did Apple give you?
     
  7. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info. That's a pretty big hit to take. Glad to hear you're happy with Verizon, I never had a problem with them back when I had them pre-iPhone days.
     
  8. Mello.Living thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, I went into Apple store last October and they offered me a trade in for my 6+ at the time so I took them up on it. I can't recall the exact model, just checked settings.... its MN562LL/A. I was using Google voip by then, so told them I wasn't hung up on AT&T. trying to recall if that was a factor with how they provided me the phone... I told them I may return but wasn't sure.

    What's interesting though is I checked on Verison's website first - their link where they have you enter your IMEI and it flat out said it wasn't compatible.
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    It is indeed a big hit! lol which is why its been nagging me and wonder if I should try to move the SIM card and see what happens. I can pay the $35 for restocking at this point if it would work but didn't want to screw anything up.
     
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    The AT&T i7 wont work on Verizon.
    Sell it on swappa or CL.
     
  10. AppleDogs macrumors newbie

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    The A model number is on the back of the phone.
     
  11. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Huh. I never knew that. I always went into settings to find it. :oops:
     
  12. Mello.Living thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, its there. Nice tip. Apple is so discreet.

    Its 1784. I probably told them AT&T would be my carrier again at some point. Damn. That's a buzzkill.

    I saw the other post on swappa... will check that out. Gazelle offered same as Verizon so was just going to trade it in and get something for it.
     
  13. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind the hassle, you will get more locally. Either Craigslist or Offer up.
     
  14. AppleDogs macrumors newbie

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    The A1661/A1784 is really tiny on the back. :)
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    Target has a $300 gift card (AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint; $350 for new lines on Verizon only) till tomorrow if you need an A1661 model. There is a really long thread on another forum site about it.
     

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