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Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone work on AT&T Wireless's network?

Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone work on AT&T Wireless's network?

I have seen quite a few videos on YouTube of people who film themselves unlocking an iPhone 5 that is locked to Verizon.  Then it reads that the phone is unlocked and ready to be used on T-Mobile or AT&T.  Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone be used an the AT&T Wireless network?

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Re: Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone work on AT&T Wireless's network?

A Verizon iPhone are ready unlocked out of the box, due to the LTE bands Verizon uses (Bands 1,3,5).

The iPhone can be used on the AT&T network, yes. However, since model was not specifically made for use on the AT&T network, you will not be able to access LTE. You will have access to HSPA+ though.

Important note: No other phone will work due to the technology differences. Verizon uses CDMA while AT&T uses GSM.
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Re: Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone work on AT&T Wireless's network?

Thanks for the information.  

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I had a question. I was thinking of getting a HTC Droid DNA from Verizon to replace my iPhone.

- I know you mentioned that no other phones would work, but I've seen videos where the Droid DNA works

with an AT&T SIM card.

 

According to the specs, the DNA has the same frequencies to be able to access HSPA+ from AT&T. I live in Grand Rapids, MI and have 4GLTE access, so I'm assuming HSPA+ would NOT be a problem, correct?

 

Can you clarify if in fact the DROID will work or not on HSPA+?

 

Thanks,

 

Daniel

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Re: Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone work on AT&T Wireless's network?


hdzd616 wrote:

I had a question. I was thinking of getting a HTC Droid DNA from Verizon to replace my iPhone.

- I know you mentioned that no other phones would work, but I've seen videos where the Droid DNA works

with an AT&T SIM card.

 

According to the specs, the DNA has the same frequencies to be able to access HSPA+ from AT&T. I live in Grand Rapids, MI and have 4GLTE access, so I'm assuming HSPA+ would NOT be a problem, correct?

 

Can you clarify if in fact the DROID will work or not on HSPA+?

 

Thanks,

 

Daniel


check the radio -

 

GSM maybe

CDNA no

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Re: Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone work on AT&T Wireless's network?

It would be interesting if you could somehow get it to work on AT&T. Smiley Happy

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Re: Can a Verizon Wireless iPhone work on AT&T Wireless's network?

The droid DNA does work on at&t network just by putting in the SIM from them and going to mobile data and under apn putting wap.Cingular however I can't send or receive picture texts and no one seems to know how to fix.
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I bought a used AT&T Galaxy Note 2, and it didn't get any signal here at my house. So I tested a Verizon Galaxy S3 with my AT&T sim card, and it works great. I haven't tested the LTE yet, but I put my phone in global data roaming and GSM network mode via the Mobile Networks menu. I've verified calls work, texts, and data seems to be working too. I'm guessing this is all 2G/3G but that's all I would get here even with an AT&T phone.

 

I also updated my APN settings to the AT&T APN, which can be found here:

https://forums.att.com/t5/Android-Discussion-and-Support/Unlocked-Phone-APN-Settings/td-p/3467513


 It didn't require any unlocking either. There was a little notification that said "non-verizon sim" but it went away. I hope this info helps.

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