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Old America choice 400 on open Iphone
Xphone
Member

I know verizon requires to upgrade to a nationwide plan and obtain data plan if you want to upgrade to a smart phone. What if I buy an open I phone and want to transfer my old America Choice 400 plan (that comes with free canada calls )  to it w/o any data plan etc?

Is this possible ?

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Re: Old America choice 400 on open Iphone
spottedcatfish

Xphone wrote:

Apple is now selling unlocked (or open as I had  put it)  iphones (you are right they work with GSM only). So this means it wont work with verizon?

 

Thank you for the info



You are correct, the GSM version of the iPhone is not compatible with Verizon.  It has to be activated on a GSM carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile.

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Re: Old America choice 400 on open Iphone
Ann154
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What do you mean by an open iPhone? If you are thinking about an unlocked iPhone, those are talking about the GSM model of the iPhone. Verizon Wireless uses a CDMA technology for their phones and a GSM phone WILL NOT work on Verizon Wireless.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Old America choice 400 on open Iphone
mdram4x4
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Xphone wrote:

I know verizon requires to upgrade to a nationwide plan and obtain data plan if you want to upgrade to a smart phone. What if I buy an open I phone and want to transfer my old America Choice 400 plan (that comes with free canada calls )  to it w/o any data plan etc?

Is this possible ?


you can buy the phone anywhere you want

when you activate it you will be forced to get a dataplan

and most likley forced to change to a current calling plan

 

some older plans are not compatible with current phones

 

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Re: Old America choice 400 on open Iphone
Xphone
Member

Apple is now selling unlocked (or open as I had  put it)  iphones (you are right they work with GSM only). So this means it wont work with verizon?

 

Thank you for the info

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Re: Old America choice 400 on open Iphone
spottedcatfish

Xphone wrote:

Apple is now selling unlocked (or open as I had  put it)  iphones (you are right they work with GSM only). So this means it wont work with verizon?

 

Thank you for the info



You are correct, the GSM version of the iPhone is not compatible with Verizon.  It has to be activated on a GSM carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile.

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Re: Old America choice 400 on open Iphone
AyaniB_VZW
Verizon Employee

Hi Xphone,

 

I understand you concern regarding a potential price plan change.  I would like to review your account specifically before making a recommendation because you may not have to change your plan.  Additionally, if upgrading requires a plan change, in most cases our Nationwide plan cost may be very similar to your current pricing.  Please PM with your wireless number.  I look forward to hearing form you soon.

 

 

 

Thank you for your contribution to our community forums,

 

 

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