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Why won't my unlocked iPhone 5s work with Verizon?
sonslovehockey

I am very frustrated I have an unlocked ATT iPhone 5s and am having problems with it working with my Verizon wireless.

any suggestions?

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Re: unlocked ATT iphone 5s can it be used with verizon
smith6612
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All iPhones from iPhone 6 are cross carrier. The iPhone 5s will connect up to the LTE network but you won't be able to make calls with it. There is no CDMA support as mentioned above. Only the Verizon (possibly Sprint) models can be brought to other carriers as they feature both CDMA and GSM support.

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Re: unlocked ATT iphone 5s can it be used with verizon
mama23dogs

The ATT 5S doesnt have any CDMA bands for Verizon.  You will have to get a Verizon phone.

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Re: unlocked ATT iphone 5s can it be used with verizon
sonslovehockey

I spoke with verizon they said it needs to have new sim card and be activated in their store. Hope they are right

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Re: unlocked ATT iphone 5s can it be used with verizon
Tidbits
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It will not work. You need a Verizon version. The rep may have been confused by how you may have asked the question.

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Re: unlocked ATT iphone 5s can it be used with verizon
smith6612
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All iPhones from iPhone 6 are cross carrier. The iPhone 5s will connect up to the LTE network but you won't be able to make calls with it. There is no CDMA support as mentioned above. Only the Verizon (possibly Sprint) models can be brought to other carriers as they feature both CDMA and GSM support.