TMobile contract free iphone 6 works with Verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sajjadbuet, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. sajjadbuet macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    On top of being GSM unlocked, it also worked with Verizon, both LTE and CDMA.
  2. Jordy145 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    Awesome to hear! I'm waiting on my number to be ported over, then I'll start using mine!
  3. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    Just curious how did you get the CDMA part to work? Did you simply insert the SIM card or did you have to register via Verizon (or the carrier's) website (I'm assuming you mean Verizon when you say CDMA)?

    I know for CDMA you used to have to register the phone via Verizon website in order to get it to work, since there is no SIM card for CDMA registering your phone was always necessary.
  4. sajjadbuet thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Just inserted a sim and disabled LTE.
  5. shabanggg macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2014
    verizon has sim cards?? huh??
  6. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Since the CDMA radio is disabled, what exactly did you do?
  7. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2010
    That's interesting, I wonder if they are doing away with CDMA completely. Unless the new iPhone 6 has both CDMA and GSM built in for all carriers.
  8. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    The latter. Verizon will eventually become LTE only, but probably not for another few years.
  9. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Verizon has had SIM cards since they introduced LTE. On LTE phones, they use the SIM to authenticate on both CDMA and LTE networks.

    Except it doesn't seem like the CDMA radio is disabled on the 6 and 6 Plus. My AT&T locked iPhone 6 Plus shows both IMEI and MEID.
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Their current schedule for that is some time in 2021:

    Sounds like a long time, but the reason for such a long delay is that Verizon has a LOT of embedded device customers. GM being one of them. Every OnStar-equipped vehicle prior to 2014 is equipped with a Verizon non-LTE cellular module.

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