Carrier Plugging in friend's Verizon sim card for 10 seconds. Will that mess up thier account

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  1. KTK1990 macrumors 6502

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    My friend has a Galaxy note phone with a nano sim card on Verizon.

    I just unlocked my iPhone 5 and wanted to check to make sure it is unlocked before international travel. If I plug in their Sim card into my AT&T iPhone 5, would that mess up anything on their account? I plan on just putting the card in and making sure I get a signal, then immediately take out and put back in their phone.
     
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  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    As far as I know, all the Samsung Galaxy Note phones use a Micro sim, not a nano sim.

    I don't believe the GSM iPhone 5 will work on Verizon. You could buy a cheap prepaid sim for a T-Mobile phone and try that.

    But aside from those two issues, popping a sim into a phone won't cause any problems with his account.
     
  4. KTK1990 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    They have a Note 4, which I believe has a Nano Sim card and I believe my iPhone 5 was the model A1429 which had the dual GSM and CMDA capabilities.

    I was hoping to be able to test it just by using the stuff I have available, I wouldn't want to spend some cash on a one time check.
     
  5. Applejuiced, Feb 8, 2015
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can't test a gsm iPhone 5 with a Verizon sim. They're incompatible your AT&T iPhone 5 does not have dual capabilities. Only the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have that.
    Find someone who has T-Mobile.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The Note 4 uses a micro sim.

    http://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_4-6434.php

    The AT&T/T-Mobile iPhone 5 is A1428. The Verizon model(which is unlocked out of the box, regardless of how you buy it) is A1429.

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/iphone/iphone-faq/differences-between-iphone-5-models.html
     

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