iPhone compatibility across vendors

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by p4594spa, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. p4594spa macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2013
    Maybe this is a dumb question, but I would like to understand the "compatibility" of the iphone 5c/s across vendors. That is, if, for example, I buy an Iphone 5c from T-mobile, and I want to change to Verizon, or ATT, can it be used or will it need to be replaced? Is there a matrix showing cross-compatibility?
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    You'd have to compare the tech specs with the carrier's requirements.
  3. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    If you buy a phone from T-Mobile you can use it on T-Mobile. If it is unlocked (T-Mobile will unlock after you fully pay for it and have on network 40 days IIRC) or(buy full price from Apple). Similar from At&t. Verizion comes unlocked and can be used on T- and att.
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    the table is at apple site. You have to see and count.

    Don't buy a Sprint one.

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