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Wed, Jul 11, 2018 2:49 AM

AT&T carrier switch to Verizon

I have iPhone 7 from At&t

I Unlock the device from at&t and it’s successfully done. And I followed the instuction to switching carrier, and I see the Verizon wireless on left top corner  but no signal.

what did I missed? 

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lizdance40

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2 years ago


@MerryWV wrote:

An AT&T model? I bought an unlocked, refurbished i7 recently at Best Buy. Nothing was indicated about it being an AT&T iphone. I thought I could buy any cell service. I choose AT&T, but their signal is bad and I want to switch to Verizon. What a hassle. I keep running into walls. I still want to buy the service I want. How can I do that?


Best Buy doesn’t sell an At&t version.  They sell a universal model which is subject to Apple’s US flex activation policy.  That means Apple servers lock your phone to the first carrier used.  If that was At&t, you now have to unlock the phone.   

For future purchases, the only place to buy an unlocked iPhone is Apple.  

 

 

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2 years ago

I paid extra to get an "unlocked" iphone7. Doesn't seem fair if it can't connect to any of the carrier services except AT&T. Why did Apple do this? Why isn't it in the sales information when people are buying their phones?

lizdance40

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2 years ago


@MerryWV wrote:

I paid extra to get an "unlocked" iphone7. Doesn't seem fair if it can't connect to any of the carrier services except AT&T. Why did Apple do this? Why isn't it in the sales information when people are buying their phones?


You paid less if you bought a refurbished phone.  And Apple price fixes, so you did not pay extra for unlocked phone, the price is the same.  Now read the thread.  Your iPhone purchased for Best Buy is universal, but locked because it was activated on At&t first.  Just request an unlock from the portal.  

 

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6 Messages

2 years ago

Thank you very much. It is difficult to learn all this stuff. I assume "portal" means AT&T.

lizdance40

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2 years ago

Yes:    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/

But I bet ya a quarter you’ll get an ‘IMEI not found’ or ‘not an AT&T device’ and  have to call.  

 

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1 Message

2 years ago

Can you not call and have them do the no CDMA setup like when you bring over the oneplus6t?

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6 Messages

2 years ago

Thank you for the easy-to-understand info. It even gives me a smile.

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3 Messages

2 years ago

So since Verizon is doing away with the CDMA network this year 2019 and seems to be going to 4g Lte network and 5g, then does it matter that the att iPhone 7s do not support cdma? It seems the att iPhone 7 does support 4g lte and has most if not all the lte bands used by Verizon. Of course this is just from what I have read on the internet....  we are moving from att to Verizon this year and would really like to use our phones we have now then having to go buy new phones, which we may have to end up doing anyway.

GLIMMERMAN76

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2 years ago

As of right now Verizon is still not activating iPhones as LTE only devices last I heard.  I would call Verizon to see what is what.  I would not want one LTE only if you hit a bad coverage area the call will drop.  

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4 Messages

a year ago

https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Guides/Will-my-iPhone-7-7Plus-work-on-another-carrier

 

This will show you a graph and give explanations of which iPhones will work with other carriers.  

 

The AT&T iPhone 7 is not compatible with Verizon.

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a year ago

https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Guides/Will-my-iPhone-7-7Plus-work-on-another-carrier

 

This will explain which iPhones are compatible with other carriers.

 

The AT&T iPhone 7 is not compatible with Verizon. 

GLIMMERMAN76

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a year ago

@Carolineann13 

 

That is actually false.   You can activate a iPhone 7 gsm only on Verizon.   Verizon no longer cares because they will be a lte only carrier at the end of the year

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a year ago


@Carolineann13 wrote:

https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Guides/Will-my-iPhone-7-7Plus-work-on-another-carrier

 

This will explain which iPhones are compatible with other carriers.

 

The AT&T iPhone 7 is not compatible with Verizon. 


Whistle out has old information.  Verizon hasn’t allowed CDMA only phones all year.  

As long as the phone can work on Verizon LTE (with band 13 being primary and required), it can activate on Verizon and work just fine.  After it's unlocked of course.  

 

 

 

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2 Messages

a year ago

I tested a verizon SIM in a 7 plus and it showed verizon but no bars, however if you have an 8 like i do it will get verizon but only 4G LTE so your service on the 8 may be spotty but I've tested the at&t 7’s and they don’t allow any signal or LTE from verizon at all (basically no bars) I dont know why the 8’s will get LTE but the 7’s don’t 

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2 Messages

a year ago

Im pretty sure its just the 7’s bands (gsm model) are only good for gsm networks (T-mobile,straighttalk,cricket,etc.) i only have have verizon SIM cards so I can’t test compatibility for other carriers, hope my insight helps a little bit.

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