Carrier Should AT&T customer purchase a Verizon iPhone?

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  1. Jstill71 macrumors member

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    It seems to me, that the Verizon phone has the ability to access all networks, but the AT&T phone does not. My question is, will it work out of the box if I place my AT&T sim card into the Verizon phone?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Assuming you're buying outright and paying in full? Yup.
     
  3. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Yes but I doubt you will get 4g LTE.

    Just Buy an unlocked iPhone instead.
     
  4. willmtaylor, Sep 8, 2016
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    Fairly certain the specs show that they support the exact same LTE bands.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 8, 2016 ---
    LTE Band Support - Supported LTE Networks
    iPhone 7 - Model A1660 (CDMA)/ iPhone 7 Plus - Model A1661 (CDMA)
    1 (2100 MHz)
    2 (1900 MHz)
    3 (1800 MHz)
    4 (AWS)
    5 (850 MHz)
    7 (2600 MHz)
    8 (900 MHz)
    12 (700 MHz)
    13 (700c MHz)
    17 (700b MHz)
    18 (800 MHz)
    19 (800 MHz)
    20 (800 DD)
    25 (1900 MHz)
    26 (800 MHz)
    27 (800 MHz)
    28 (700 APT MHz)
    29 (700 de MHz)
    30 (2300 MHz)
    38 (TD 2600)
    39 (TD 1900)
    40 (TD 2300)
    41 (TD 2500)

    iPhone 7 - Model A1778 (GSM) / iPhone 7 Plus - Model A1784 (GSM)

    1 (2100 MHz)
    2 (1900 MHz)
    3 (1800 MHz)
    4 (AWS)
    5 (850 MHz)
    7 (2600 MHz)
    8 (900 MHz)
    12 (700 MHz)
    13 (700c MHz)
    17 (700b MHz)
    18 (800 MHz)
    19 (800 MHz)
    20 (800 DD)
    25 (1900 MHz)
    26 (800 MHz)
    27 (800 MHz)
    28 (700 APT MHz)
    29 (700 de MHz)
    30 (2300 MHz)
    38 (TD 2600)
    39 (TD 1900)
    40 (TD 2300)
    41 (TD 2500)


    Source: http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
     
  5. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    So why does Apple make different models, if they both carry the same bands???
     
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