Verizon iPhone 4s to Tmobile?

ds705

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My family is most likely switching to Tmobile some time this week and I'm wondering if its possible to bring my phone over if I can unlock it. My mom doesn't want to buy a new phone but wants a smartphone so I figured she would be able to use mine. Also does Verizon do unlocks for customers?
 

mofunk

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Do more research before switching to TMobile. Someone on here did that switch thing, and it was a nightmare. Read the fine print, make sure you're not loosing money or service. Call Verizon and see what they can do to keep you as a customer.


We bought our parents the iPhone 5c. It's tough learning curve but I think they like them. Plus all their friends have one.
 

ds705

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Ugh well that's a shame. Thanks for the help everyone.

@Mofunk, yeah we been checking into both carriers extensively, and we're going in to talk to both tomorrow. I really loved having Verizon but they just got too expensive for us. Hopefully we can get some sort of discount with them.
 

tok

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You can actually unlock that phone, but with a sim interposer like the Neter Pro. And you will need to be jailbroken. I did the same with my old Sprint iPhone 4S and it worked perfectly with TMobile and AT&T sim cards. I got mine from here
 

SoIsays

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If you're on iOS6, you can buy a GPP sim to unlock it. I tried it before iOS7 was officially released. I was able to use my 4S on both tmobile and att gophone. gophone was alot better than tmobile in my area.
 

CEmajr

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You'll have to sell that 4S and get a Tmobile 5C. It won't work with Tmobile. They give you like $75 for trading it in I believe.