Verizon iPhone 4S to AT&T ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Drewbster, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Drewbster macrumors member

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    It is the holiday season and I am all out of upgrades for my lines and would like to purchase a 4S for my family.

    I see tons of cheap Verizon iPhone 4S's on craigslist. Can I purchase one, knowing full well they have a sim card, do a factory reset and plug my sim in ?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, Verizon or Sprint iPhones will not work on AT&T.
     
  3. Drewbster thread starter macrumors member

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    I head the hardware is identical for all the phones that are being produced, how could this impose a limitation ?

    Software is not hardwired.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, the phones are identical.
    Its a software limitation set by Apple and its partner carriers. And currently there is no hack around this.
    So a CDMA iphone sold in the US can never be used on Tmobile USA or AT&T for example.
    And a Verizon iphone cannot be activated and used on a Sprint account.
    It sucks.
     

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