Unlocking for Verizon

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vmplus1, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. vmplus1 macrumors newbie

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    I want to switch over to Verizon. What is the best software to get
    to unlock my new 3G phone. Is this really something a non tech person can do? How do I get my sim card changed?

    Thanks for any input:rolleyes:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    lol there is lotsa info around

    Jailbreak

    Install yellowsn0w

    change the sim with a paperclip


    Is what you need to do google round to find out how to do each step
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Which doesn't work with Verizon. At all.
     
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    All that is pointless if his goal is to switch the phone to Verizon, just completely different network types.
     
  6. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone hardware will not work with Verizon.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Verizon network does not use sim cards in their phones. Some phones accept them, but they don't use them.

    The iPhone is GSM - therefore it needs a sim card to work.

    You could use T-Mobile and other GSM networks.
     
  7. Macman756 macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM. Verizon and Sorint are CDMA, GSM takes SIMs, CDMA does not. No software in the world can put a GSM phone onto a CDMA network. Sorry dude, Verizon ain't gonna work. WHy would you want verizon anyways?
     
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  9. Nick D macrumors member

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    But the Blackberry Storm has a SIM card.... Care to explain?
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's for roaming worldwide on GSM networks. Put a GSM carrier's SIM in there and it works.

    Verizon only has one "SIM": for their World Phone. It doesn't work in the U.S.
     
  11. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Is it a world phone? Most countries out of the U.S. are almost 100% GSM/WCDMA(3g for GSM) so if you made a phone that people wanted to travel with it would be necessary to put in the hardware for those networks. In theory the SIM wouldn't be necessary but I'm guessing that the removable SIM is part of the specification for GSM/WCDMA and while a phone could work without it, it could not claim spec compliant.
     
  12. shaunymac macrumors 6502

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    Sadly but true. On another forum I frequent often, people get bashed immediately for not searching. Maybe we are a little to soft here. For a topic like that, you don't even have to search "our site." Simply search iPhone on verizon and you'll get tons of garbage about how it's impossible. That is the reason why I have an old razor sitting by my bed that is still activated with verizon.

    To the OP, don't get discouraged or take it to heart about people flaming you about a simple question. Next time, just click that search button and you will have a wealth of knowledge before you.
     
  13. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Forget the in-forum search; use http://mroogle.************* *

    Bookmark it, in fact. I have.

    *This website has been approved by Tallest Skil. All rights reserved, all everythings belong to their respective everything elses, yada yada yada...
     
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