Will this work? Need answer ASAP.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by close2reality, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. close2reality macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    Purchasing outright today, from a retail Apple store. The band 30 available on ATT phones is intriguing.

    Will infact an ATT phone purchased outright at an Apple retail store work with Verizon?

    Cliff Notes:

    - I'm a Verizon customer
    - Buying a 6s outright
    - Purchasing ATT phone from an Apple retail store
    - Would like to use ATT phone on Verizon

    Does band 30 even make a difference, and if so how and where would I notice it? Is it supported on Verizon network?
  2. JakeT85 macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2012
    Phone purchased outright from Apple should be unlocked out of the box. Band 30 does nothing for your Verizon experience as they do not use this band; however, it will give a bigger pool of buyers down the road if you sell the device.

    Verizon has just started activating other carriers iPhone so it can be somewhat cumbersome getting the phone activated, that said if you already have a sim then you can just put it in the phone and it will activate.
  3. close2reality thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    I understand, realistically though down the road when I decide to list it on CL or whatever, how many "average" people are going to even understand band 30. I would think I would need to market the phone on a forum such as this for someone to comprehend the difference enough for it to warrant a faster sell.

    Thanks for the facts though.
  4. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    So... Why wouldn't you just buy the Verizon version?:confused:
  5. wicker21 macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2010
    Just get the Verizon model. Band 30 is not going to matter anytime soon.
  6. karan.k macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2013

    if the verizon sim is already activated, yes it will work on an AT&T iphone bought at full price from the apple store. I have tried it and thus speaking out of experience.
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    The reason ATT phone got band 30 and Verizon didn't is because ATT is deploying band 30 network, Verizon is not. No idea why the phones aren't all the same. Perhaps this was a "last minute" wish from ATT.

    I'll tell you one thing, when the 5s came with different bands for T-Mobile, people cared for about ten seconds and then got over it. If you're buying for resale value I wouldn't even bother. People just aren't going to be laying s premium for band 30 devices, if history repeats itself, as it almost always does.
  8. karan.k macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2013
    An unlocked AT&T iPhone 6s, theoretically will have a better re-sale value than an unlocked Verizon iPhone. I would prefer a phone that is more versatile even if its a single band.
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Get the Verizon phine and do not worry about the band 30. It will not be flushed out until the 7 or 7S if we are lucky. We are still waiting on ATT promise for calls over WiFi and I'll likely wait even longer. Get the Verizon phone, the little bit extra at time of sale is a wish at best.
  10. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    Didn't the Apple store require users to activate the phone before leaving the store, even for full-price purchases? If that is the case, wouldn't the Apple store force you to activate the AT&T phone on an AT&T account? Or will they not care if you just popped in a Verizon SIM?
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You give Apple the money and they hand you a sealed box. The only requirement is the money.

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