Carrier Move Prior AT&T iPhone 5 to Verizon--How???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CLASSIC MUSCLE, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. CLASSIC MUSCLE macrumors member

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    One of our employees is currently on a Verizon "family plan" and we want to give him an extra iPhone 5 we have at our office and get him using it but staying on his own plan. Trouble is, our iPhones are all on AT&T and when he went to get the AT&T iPhone 5 activated Verizon told him "the phone was not compatible" with Verizon? Is this true? Can it be done somehow?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You cannot put an AT&T iPhone onto Verizon's network. Even if it is compatible, Verizon won't activate it.
     
  3. CLASSIC MUSCLE thread starter macrumors member

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    That's ridiculous! I thought maybe the guy at the Verizon store was giving him the run around. Can anyone else confirm this for sure?
     
  4. serega macrumors regular

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    This
     
  5. iPhonemaster5S macrumors 6502

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    Sadly the two carriers are on two different kind of networks. You could bring the AT&T iPhone to T-mobile but that's about it. Verizon is on CDMA and AT&T is on GSM.
     
  6. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    If you had a Verizon iPhone 5, you could use it on AT&T, but I don't believe you can use an AT&T iPhone 5 on Verizon. Sent from my iPad.
     
  7. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    they are two different models. gsm model(at&t), final model digits 28,works only on this network, verizon, final model code 29, works even on gsm, but without LTE.
     

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