iPhone XS Max Unlocked iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KamiQuazi, Oct 27, 2018.

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Does Verizon recognize your IMEI from sim-free and unlocked iPhone XS Max.

  1. Sim-Free, Verizon DOES NOT recognize IMEI

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  2. Unlocked (any carrier other than Verizon), Verizon DOES NOT recognize IMEI

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  3. Sim-Free, Verizon recognizes IMEI

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  4. Unlocked (any other carrier than Verizon), Sim-Free, Verizon recognizes IMEI

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  1. KamiQuazi macrumors member

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    I purchased a launch day iPhone XS Max using the iUP program for AT&T. I have transitioned the AT&T to the eSim and use a traditional Verizon sim. Verizon does not recognize that the iPhone via IMEI that it can be used on their network and so I am not able to use advanced features like Visual Voicemail, HD Calling, Wifi Calling, etc. The iPhone is factory unlocked as I tried a wipe and received the unlocked message. Verizon / Apple have been very confused on why this is and point the finger to each other. This is what I have attempted:
    Removing AT&T and use Verizon solely with no luck.
    Downgrade to iOS 12.0.1 with no luck.
    Swapped Verizon SIM cards with no luck.
    Purchased a new unlocked, sim-free iPhone XS Max and it will not provision to Verizon either. (Today)
    Purchased an unlocked, sim-free iPhone XS and it does provision. (Wife's from launch day)
    Purchased an unlocked, Verizon-sim iPhone XS Max and it does provision. (Today)

    Any other clues? All my other iPhones 6, 6s, X all were unlocked and Verizon was able to use them using the IMEI. Verified using Verizon BYOD site to check IMEIs.

    Error from Verizon, "The phone associated with the Device ID you entered is not compatible with the Verizon Wireless network."
     
  2. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I didn’t think eSIM was possible until 12.1 is available. Does AT&T already support eSIM on beta software? Does Verizon support dial sim already?
     
  3. KamiQuazi thread starter macrumors member

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    I acquired an eSim from att and Verizon is using the traditional. I’m wondering if this is a wide spread problems one unlocked (either sim-free or iUP). Very using Verizon BYOD site and see if they accept your IMEI. I think this is limited to XS Max.
    Also, I have gotten dual sim to work in 12.0.1 and 12.1 Beta 5.
     
  4. Bobhill macrumors newbie

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    Yes AT&T is supporting esim on beta but not officially. Some stores have esim cards and are willing to activate them.
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    What about Verizon. Does it support dial sim on beta? I understand he’s using a regular sim for Verizon but will it work on the beta of ios?
     
  6. Starship67 Suspended

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    Hmm... Are you sure about this? You do know what the e stands for right?
     
  7. KamiQuazi thread starter macrumors member

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    Traditional sim works for Verizon. They dont seem to have eSim yet.
     
  8. Vermifuge, Oct 27, 2018
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    I understand that. But Verizon sims can work when dual sim is being used? Maybe a switch needs to be flipped on there end or something
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    I thought eSIM was activated through scanning a barcode, downloading a profile or something... not “buying an eSIM card”
     
  9. Banglazed macrumors demi-god

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    I believe it may be Verizon system since I tried a few IMEI of XS/XS Max on their BYOD website and all showed incompatible despite all are sim-free version but works on other carriers websites. It's possible their IMEI checker isn't pulling up the correct model.

    Some of the features are not possible if you are using dual sim function. Read the link below for limitation.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/esim-active-on-at-t.2147268/page-7#post-26706499
     
  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    There will be growing pains with this, but sounds like you can't get those features on your phone even without eSim. Think you need to work with Verizon to get them to recognize phone.
     
  11. Starship67 Suspended

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    Correct. That’s why I was asking him if he was sure and knew why the e stood for. There is no such thing as an esim card that any carrier will sell you or have in stock.
     
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that’s why I had so many questions in my first post. I didn’t want to make assumptions but nothing is adding up.
     
  13. KamiQuazi thread starter macrumors member

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    What I’m trying to hint at is some features should work on both but since Verizon doesn’t recognize the IMEI, they don’t. Specifically the VV (if default line), WiFi calling, etc.

    Already attempted that and they sent me to Apple. My iPhone XS is registered with Verizon IMEI system and its a sim-free unlock. This afternoon I purchased another iPhone XS Max Sim-free and it wasn’t registered with Verizon.
     
  14. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    There are limitations to dual sim on iOS. There are some things the primarily line can do that the secondary can not.
     
  15. KamiQuazi thread starter macrumors member

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    More or less at this point I’m attempting to see if there is an issue with iPhone XS / XS Max IMEIs not being registered with Verizon when they are purchased as sim-free or unlocked version.
     
  16. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    My Max is from IUP, I get those features on Verizon, well at least voicemail and wifi calling.
     
  17. KamiQuazi thread starter macrumors member

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    iUP on what carrier and can you verify if your IMEI is recognized by Verizon?
     
  18. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209044
     
  19. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    At&t, how do I verify it with Verizon? I have used phone with Verizon SIM and works as it should, now using dual sim and still works.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. KamiQuazi thread starter macrumors member

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  23. KamiQuazi thread starter macrumors member

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    Even with only one, it still doesn’t work.
     
  24. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    [​IMG]
     
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