Verizon SIM in T-Mobile Iphone 6 - WORKS

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  1. tommyleeh macrumors newbie

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    There probably aren't many out there that need to do this, but I can confirm that the T-Mobile unlocked iPhone 6 appears to operate just fine on the Verizon network.

    All I did was put the Verizon SIM card from my old iPhone 5 into the 6, and presto, it worked!

    I didn't think it would work because my understanding was the Verizon voice used CDMA, but I guess the settings must get transmitted with the SIM swap!

    Enjoy.
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Is this just on LTE? Able to make calls? Able to get on CDMA 3G, etc?
     
  3. tommyleeh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Appears to be fully functioning - yes to all of those questions.

    I realized after my post that there was already a thread devoted to this, so my apologies.

    This makes the iPhone 6 a very versatile phone. Unlocked, it appears it can handle just about any network thrown at it.
     
  4. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    So which is the better phone to buy? The no contract T-Mobile version from Apple.com? Or the Verizon version at full price?
     
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    So is the verizon 6 and 6+ model still factory unlocked like it wad with the 5 and 5s?

    I thought that was a function of verizon's use of the 700mhz LTE band
     
  6. winterton macrumors newbie

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    Yep. I think the two models are the same. I popped my Verizon SIM in while I wait for my TMobile one to arrive (ordered postpaid service online) and works perfectly on LTE.
     
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    I posted about this on the 19th heh
    I happy more people find out
     
  8. Truefan31, Sep 27, 2014
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    Verizon SIM in T-Mobile Iphone 6 - WORKS

    Interesting. So getting the no contract 6 thru apple should make it unlocked for gsm and Verizon

    I wonder though it's because you already had an activated Verizon sim. Like if u try a new Verizon sim it might not activate
     
  9. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    That's what I am wondering. I am thinking of buying an iPhone 6 from Best Buy, but the Verizon full-price version even though I only intend to ever put in is a T-Mobile SIM.
     
  10. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    This is a good thing to know as I just purchased the T-Mobile unlocked iPhone 6 direct from Apple. So far I have only tested it with my AT&T sim which works great. I'll have to try it with a Verizon sim some time.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    SIM activation requires a whitelisted IMEI/MEID. This'll probably be similar to the situation with the iPad Air and rMini. If you have a working Verizon SIM, just pop it in and it'll work. If not, don't expect to get any help from Verizon.
     
  12. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    I wonder if someone has tried a sprint phone to confirm it won't work with another sim
     

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