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OasisNYK

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if you buy an A1901 iPhone X direct from your carrier (AT&T) - is there any way to swap it for the A1865 version through apple? I am assuming no but wanted to see if anyone else has experience.

I got a good deal on phones from AT&T but want the flexibility to switch to Verizon (I live in the NYC metro area and they have better cell coverage in the train tunnels etc).
 

mcdj

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Jul 10, 2007
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Doubtful. Apple won’t exchange because you didn’t buy it there. If the phone was defective they would only swap it for the same model.
 

Shadowbech

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Oct 18, 2011
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if you buy an A1901 iPhone X direct from your carrier (AT&T) - is there any way to swap it for the A1865 version through apple? I am assuming no but wanted to see if anyone else has experience.

I got a good deal on phones from AT&T but want the flexibility to switch to Verizon (I live in the NYC metro area and they have better cell coverage in the train tunnels etc).
You will have to return your A1901 directly to AT&T and buy another one from Apple.
 

thadoggfather

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Oct 1, 2007
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if you buy an A1901 iPhone X direct from your carrier (AT&T) - is there any way to swap it for the A1865 version through apple? I am assuming no but wanted to see if anyone else has experience.

I got a good deal on phones from AT&T but want the flexibility to switch to Verizon (I live in the NYC metro area and they have better cell coverage in the train tunnels etc).

Does NYC use cdma fallback on Verizon? Or is it blanket lte ? If the latter you may be ok with 1901 on Verizon
 

OasisNYK

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Nov 29, 2004
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Does NYC use cdma fallback on Verizon? Or is it blanket lte ? If the latter you may be ok with 1901 on Verizon

In the past when I have looked at switching to Verizon with a BYOD they have asked for the IMEI to check if it is approved on their network - anyone know if that is still the case?
 

thadoggfather

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Oct 1, 2007
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In the past when I have looked at switching to Verizon with a BYOD they have asked for the IMEI to check if it is approved on their network - anyone know if that is still the case?

I believe it is the case but you could easily get a cheap “burner” and sim swap. I’ve read a few people have no problems with that
 
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