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Sat, Nov 10, 2018 7:27 PM

AT&T Sim to Verizon 4G LTE

I understand that all 4G Verizon phones are unlocked by default (other than if they're on a prepaid plan). I recently tried to move a SIM on network plan to a Verizon 4G LG Smart Phone. AT&T store rep tells me that because the Verizon phone uses a different networking protocol CDMA than AT&T, the SIM card won't work, even if they prepare a properly sized one for me. Does this ring true or have I missed something?

 

Thanks!

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GLIMMERMAN76

ACE - Expert

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18.7K Messages

2 years ago

Back then yes the LG g3 was that way.  Any new phone made in the last 2 years will work on almost any us carrier.

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sandblaster

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34K Messages

2 years ago

The rep is likely wrong. It depends on the phone but most Verizon phones work on both CDMA and 4G/LTE meaning the ATT SIM card will work. 

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GLIMMERMAN76

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2 years ago

What phone?

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Tutor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

Hi Ace,

 

Thanks for that! I've got what she said confirmed by a friend who works for T-Mobile -- I think the issue is that AT&T SIMs work off of GSM whereas the Verizon Phones only work on CDMA? It's a VS985 4G LTE

 

Thanks again for the prompt response!

Tutor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

So if I drop by their shop what should I have the rep do? The SIM I have from the ATT phone seems a little too small for the Verizon phone.

Tutor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

So I did drop by and the rep was able to set everything up. Thanks for giving me the impetus to get it done and save some money!

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2 Messages

4 months ago

I have a SIMilar question (pun intended) ...

 

I'd like to swap the SIM from an AT&T iPhone 8 to a Verizon iPhone 10.  What's involved?  

 

I should backup the the iPhone 8 using iTunes, then restore it to the iPhone 10 ... then insert the SIM, yes?  Do I need to call AT&T?  If so, what am I saying - what info do they need?  Thank you!