Switch to AT&T from VZW

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sparticu$, May 31, 2013.

  1. Sparticu$ macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just got my iPhone a couple of months ago. I switched from Android, I have to say I wish I would have switched a long long time ago. Anyways my contract is up soon with VZW and I'd like to switch to AT&T because I get a killer employee discount. I have the VZW iPhone 5 can I activate it on AT&T and if I can will I be able to talk and use data and the same time?

    Thanks


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  2. darster Suspended

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    Yes you can activate it on AT&T. However, it is not compatible with LTE on AT&T. You will be able to use it with their form of 3G. If I were you, I would sell the verizon iphone (since it is unlocked and worth more) and get the AT&T version or the unlocked GSM version through Apple.
     
  3. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    You can use it on AT&T and talk and surf at the same time yes. You will not get any LTE on AT&T with the Verizon iPhone 5 though.
     
  4. Sparticu$ thread starter macrumors member

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    Well that sucks is there any carrier I can use LTE on?


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  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Nope. With the Verizon iPhone 5 you will only get LTE with Verizon.
     
  6. Sparticu$ thread starter macrumors member

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    Will I be able to get 4G with HSPA or will I be strictly limited to just 3G.


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  8. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    How big of a discount?

    I'd sell your VZW phone like the other person suggested if you want to get that killer discount on AT&T.

    I get a 25% discount with AT&T and with 2 iPhones I find it hard to switch because of great service everywhere, and my killer discount.
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Where I live (SE VA), it's not unusual to see AT&T's HSPA speeds test faster than Verizon's LTE speeds.
     
  10. Sparticu$, May 31, 2013
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    Sparticu$ thread starter macrumors member

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    I already get a 25% discount through Verizon which is great I'm grandfathered in unlimited data for $80 a month. But for $30 a month unlimited talk and text 2 GB of data with AT&T it's hard to pass up. I really don't NEED LTE, I don't tether or anything like that.


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    I used to live in SW Va (Roanoke) and all of my friends on AT&T had great 4g speeds not sure if it was LTE or not.


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  11. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like a good deal, I like what T-Mobile has been doing. I hope AT&T expands their bring your own device. I am on the 2GB data with AT&T and often I come really close. Haven't gone over yet, but I am sure in the near future I will need a 3 GB plan. :eek:
     
  12. Sparticu$ thread starter macrumors member

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    Switch to AT&T from VZW

    I looked at tmobile as well but it's 70 for unlimited 10 less than what I'm paying currently that's really not worth the switch. AT&T is the only network who can even come close to matching Verizon's 4g coverage.


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  13. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    You're walking away from unlimited data??? I'd say that's not worth the discount. iPhone 5s use a ton of data normally (I used 2gb or more on Verizon), and AT&T is really bad with overages. My boyfriend just switched his 4S to Tmobile because AT&T was charging him close to $100/month with a discount from FedEx. If it were me I'd stay with Verizon. You're incredibly lucky that you're still with the grandfathered plan. I used to be grandfather but was switched when we added an iPad to the family plan.
     
  14. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Find someone to trade with you. Since the VZW model comes unlocked, I'm sure someone will jump on it and offer you their AT&T model, so you can get LTE.
     

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