Verizon iPhone 7 and Apple sim-unlocked the same phone?

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  1. echeung3 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    About to make the switch over to an iPhone again. And I wanted to see if it was better to just bite the bullet and pay for the iPhone full price versus financing.

    Also, is the Verizon variant of the iPhone the same as the Apple sim unlocked one?

    I'm trying to purchase from Verizon or apple because I know the AT&T/t-mobile version are lower quality (antennas and Intel version)
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Yeah, the Verizon iPhone 7 is the same as the sim free iPhone 7.

    I really don't think there's a noticeable difference, but if you'd prefer the Verizon version it'll work just fine.
     
  3. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    What? They are not lower quality. That was the "in" thing for a few days with the Intel modem. It has died out. The only phones that are having issues are the Verizon ones.

    And what antenna thing are you talking about?
     
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    I didn't think either of them were actually having issues. What's the problem with the Verizon ones?
     
  5. teeshot44, Nov 5, 2016
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    Verizon iPhone 7 is a CDMA/GSM/sim-unlocked version. AT&T iPhone 7 is GSM only.
     
  6. T5BRICK, Nov 5, 2016
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    Verizon isn't sim-locked.
     
  7. teeshot44 macrumors member

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    Oops typo corrected, tks
     
  8. echeung3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. That is old news. It was on here a few weeks ago and died off. There has been no wide spread problems reported. That is just the site trying to get clicks with old news.
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    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-7-plus-no-service-vzw.1997680/
     
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  11. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps. Just ironic that those phones have the "good" modem and are having the most issues.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I guess that's assuming it's just the phones and not something related to the network they are on or some combination of the two.
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I don't think you can determine which phones are having the most issues based on message board posts.
     
  14. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree, this is where people complain. All the other issues are here.
     
  15. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That isn't how you take an accurate sample.
     
  16. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    No kidding. Just based on what we have as evidence, I am fairly certain it would be on these threads. Why would it not be? All other problems are here. The only phone experiencing significant issues currently is the Verizon model. It was just an observation.
     
  17. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    People complaining about a problem on macrumors is proof that people like to complain on macrumors. You can't really use that data to prove something like this.
     
  18. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    You are right. No problems with Verizon phones. Enjoy you Verizon phone.

    Have a good day.
     
  19. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Apple owners are the most anal. Apple owners who complain about an Apple product on a forum such as this, are the most anal of the anal. That's just the way it is.
     
  20. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm not saying there aren't problems. I'm saying that people complaining about something on here doesn't indicate that there is actually widespread problem or even a problem at all.

    I'm glad your iPhone 7/7+ works. I'm glad mine works too. I'd be willing to bet the vast majority the iPhone users worldwide have received iPhones that work the way they're supposed to work and are built the way they're supposed to be built. The ones complaining about issues and defects are a fraction of a percentage of the user base.
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Right...because this a forum where other members discuss issues, seek feedback, and remedy problems they don't have the answers to, in hopes others do.

    I visited other forum sites, tech related or not, generally they are all the same. Macrumors isn't an exception for "Anal retentive" members.
     

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