what happens if a Verizon iPhone has a T-Mobile or AT&T SIM card when powered on for the very first

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Taisiya, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Taisiya macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2015
    My friend is buying a Verizon iPhone SE from verizonwireless.com and giving it to me. She can't use it because she still has unlimited data and is only using the 2-year contract upgrade for other reasons. Once she takes delivery, she will not power on the phone, then she will take the Verizon SIM card out and burn it.

    I have AT&T and T-Mobile(prepaid). If I pop either of those SIM cards in that iPhone SE and activate it, is there any danger of the phone being locked to either of those carriers? I've been reading posts here and there about that happening to people who bought iPhones from Target. Just wanted to make sure that it can(or can't) happen when the iPhone is acquired directly from Verizon.

    Thank you for any information on this.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Nothing bad will happen.
    It will activate with any sim card you put in.
    The Verizon iPhone will never lock to any carrier so you dont have to worry about any of that.
    Enjoy your new phone.

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