iPhone XR Will the XR take a Xfinity SIM and a Verizon SIM?

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  1. mkelly505 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to switching to Xfinity mobile and getting a iphone XR. I would like to use the dual SIM function with my work phone, which is on verizon. Is this possible? Can i put a verizon SIM in an Xfinity phone and use them at the same time?
     
  2. eric89074 macrumors regular

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    Verizon supports e-sim so you could use your work number with it and use the physical SIM card for xfinity. If you get the phone from xfinity it may be locked to their service and you may not be able to use Verizon on it unless they unlock the phone (check with them though to make sure). You could also get the phone from Apple and it will be unlocked and able to use with Verizon once you activate it with the Verizon sim.
     
  3. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Can not.

    Only one cell provider can use cdma at a time. Xfinity uses Verizon’s network, both of which are cdma.
     
  4. mkelly505 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that's a bummer. I assume I can use two verizon SIMs at the same time.
     
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  6. mkelly505 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So this would work if I bought a T mobile phone and used the Verizon work SIM?
     
  7. Vermifuge, Oct 24, 2018
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    Maybe it’s possible to use two CDMA sims if they are both on the same plan. However, In your case it would be a corporate plan and a personal plan. I may be wrong altogher as the information on this scenario seems vague to me.

    Also some corporate phones are provisioned in a such a way that you will not be able to use a personal line at all. You need to verify this with your employer.

    Yes assuming your employer hasn’t limited your option, you should be able to use Verizon with Tーmo
     
  8. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    Can’t use 2 CDMA SIMs with an Intel chip, you would need a Qualcomm chip for that.
     
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  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    From Apple.

    To use two different carriers, your iPhone must be unlocked. Otherwise, both plans must be from the same carrier. If a CDMA carrier provides your first SIM, your second SIM won't support CDMA. Contact your carrier for more information.
     
  11. bcstmr macrumors newbie

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    What if the second SIM was used for data only (LTE) from a CDMA provider? It's my understanding that two CDMA lines would create a conflict with calls and texts, but if the second line only ever uses LTE would it be possible?
     

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