Question about unlocking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by WannaApple?, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    My phone is currently jailbroken, so Im pretty familiar with that, but have never looked into unlocking because I am happy with AT&T. However, my husband has Verizon and it is a Pay as you go plan that his company pays for.
    I am considering giving him my iphone when I buy another or upgrade, but I'm wondering if he would be able to use it.
    Does anyone know if unlocking would work with a Verizon pay as you go plan? I assume that once the phone is unlocked, I could just use the sim card in his current PAYG phone and put it into the iphone? I dont know if there is any difference in PAYG vs a regular contract SIM.
    Can someone please confirm both? Thanks!
  2. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I'm sorry, but the answer is no. Verizon uses CDMA technology, whilst the iPhone uses GSM. CDMA basically means that they do not use SIM cards, which is in your (or your husbands case).
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    He may need a data plan for the phone to work.
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    NO. He can't use it on Verizon at ALL.

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