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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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Message 1 of 25
Employee

Re: AT

Lets put this out here with an easy to understand response

your phone is a round peg

verizon is a square hole

there is no work around other than selling your phone and buying a different phone

 

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Message 11 of 25
ACE - Sage

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@Constructive

I was thinking that same analogy, but if the square peg is small enough.... and this poster doesn’t seem to understand hardware. 🤷🏼‍♀️    How does one not understand hardware?  

 

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Message 12 of 25

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Thanks

Message 13 of 25
Employee

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@lizdance40i guess a better one would be you have an am radio trying to get fm

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Message 14 of 25
ACE - Sage

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Good one!

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Message 15 of 25
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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?

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ACE - Sage

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@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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Message 17 of 25
Tutor

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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?

Message 18 of 25
ACE - Sage

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@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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Message 19 of 25
Tutor

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

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