iPhone 7: use Verizon phone on ATT: Pros/Cons?

jmelrose

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Hello.

I have an ATT iPhone and use ATT most of the year.

My summer employment requires me to go someplace with very poor ATT coverage but adequate Verizon coverage.

I know i can use ATT on a Verizon model phone. Anyone have any experience with using ATT on the iPhone 7 Verizon model? Any pros/cons to doing so I should be aware of?
 

Shadowbech

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It will work just fine. Nothing you need to be aware of. If you plan on getting verizon model iPhone, you might as well just get the sim-free model as that is essentially the Sprint/Verizon model. I had AT&T and stuck the sim card on my Verizon model and worked just fine. No features were lost either.
 
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jmelrose

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If I get the verizon model, I can get it on the iPhone upgrade program. Apparently all I have to to is activate the phone as part of the purchase and then cancel the plan immediately... Then I just pop my current ATT Sim in and I'm good to go?
 

jmelrose

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Apple is being very oblique about this which is both frustrating and semi-understandable. I spent all morning working with them, ATT and Verizon to figure out if this is an option and what I would need to do to make it happen.