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My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
MikeBrandy
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My sister just gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T. Can I buy a SIM to use it on my Verizon account?

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Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
vzw_customer_support
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MikeBrandy, we have great news! You can use your sister's current sim card and just activate it on your line. For your convenience, it can be activated online at My Verizon http://vz.to/1FGCRFC

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Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
mama23dogs
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It has to be unlocked by AT&T before you can use it on another carrier.

it has to go through the unlock portal with the original AT&T SIM card.  Then restore with iTunes to finish unlock.

it will have limited use on Verizon.  It would work fine with T-Mobile.

Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
wynnnj1977
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Hi MikeBrandy, unfortunately iphone 5 or 5S from AT&T are not able to use with verizon because the CDMA part of these phones is disabled (correct me if I am wrong), even they got unlocked by AT&T.

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Weth
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iPhone 6 and 6 plus from AT&T can be used on Verizon.

iPhone 5S, 5C and 5 will not register since the CDMA component is not active on the phones. Maybe in the future when Verizon has LTE only phones, but not right now. Of course by then, the phone will be ancient history.

Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

MikeBrandy, we have great news! You can use your sister's current sim card and just activate it on your line. For your convenience, it can be activated online at My Verizon http://vz.to/1FGCRFC

LasinaH_VZW
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Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
Snn5
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Are you sure, Weth seems pretty much on point here.

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mama23dogs
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The he straight scoop...

In deciding to go with blazing fast LTE capability in the iPhone 5, Apple was forced to release three different devices to meet compatibility with different LTE network standards worldwide.

The A1428 model iPhone 5 is the Canadian and US AT&T network GSM iPhone, including broad support for UMTS/HSPA+DC-HSDPA (frequencies 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (frequencies 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), and LTE bands 4 and 17.

The A1429 iPhone comes in two different flavors, one CDMA and one GSM. The GSM model is designed to support LTE in Asia (including Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea). This GSM iPhone will also work on LTE in Australia, Germany, and the UK on bands 1, 3, and 5.

The CDMA version of model A1429 works on Sprint's and Verizon's LTE networks in the US, along with the KDDI network in Japan on bands 1, 3, 5, 13, and 25. The CDMA version also supports GSM bands, making the CDMA iPhone 5 compatible with GSM networks. However, the CDMA A1429 will not support LTE on GSM networks in the US.


So which model number is it?

Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
MikeBrandy
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The model number is: A1428

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Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
Snn5
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It will not according to the last post's information.

Re: My sister gave me her Apple5, she has AT&T
MikeBrandy
Member

I appreciate your help .. but it looks like some of you guys need to update the info you're spreading. I had the phone unlocked, inserted a new SIM, and it now works on Verizon.

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