iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 Plus question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tony8plus, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Tony8plus macrumors newbie

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    I am getting conflicting info on using my iPhone 8 Plus I purchased from AT&T on Verizon. The model number i have is A1897. I have heard this model does not have all the bands used on Verizon even if it is unlocked. Do I need to sell this phone and buy a Verizon model or Apple unlocked model? Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. OTACORB macrumors 68000

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    Yep that is the GSM version with the Intel chipset. The Verizon version has a Qualcomm chipset. So if you are going to Verizon you probably would need to sell it and get one that fully support their network. I don't use Verizon so I don't know how much you need CDMA or if there are other LTE band missing.
     
  3. Tony8plus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, Apple and Verizon said I can switch over to Verizon but I’m seeing different online. Seeing it may be issue because of the chipset like you mentioned. Sucks I’m going to lose big because I just bought 2 of these a few months ago from AT&T but the service is not nearly as good as when I had Verizon so I want to switch back.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    You might be able to switch and use LTE and VoLTE for calling, but wouldn't get 3G or lower if you are in an area that doesn't have LTE coverage.
     

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