• Users Switching to Verizon Can Now Activate Their Non-verizon iPhones on the Network



    U.S. mobile carrier Verizon Wireless announced recently that customers are able to bring in devices from other carriers, get them unlocked, and activated. Verizon started offering the program this week and said that it applies to Appleís iPhone and Googleís Nexus 6 as well. The only thing that needs to be done for the device to work is to get it unlocked before being activated.

    Head on over to Verizonís website to see if your iPhone or Nexus 6 qualifies for the new program. Users have to first input the device ID (either the IMEI, MEID, or ESN), and then either an existing SIM ID number or a new Verizon SIM card on the next page, and finally if the device qualifies Verizon will show users what plans they are eligible for. This is definitely Verizonís way of luring in more customers from other mobile carriers.

    Customers are probably more likely to switch over to a new carrier if they donít need to purchase another device. This ensures that in the future though, users will purchase Verizon branded devices. It is more appealing if you can get your phone or tablet unlocked when you switch over to a new carrier, many customers did that with T-Mobile. Would you consider switching carriers if you can now unlock your device and use Verizon? Share with us in the section below.

    Source: Verizon
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Users Switching to Verizon Can Now Activate Their Non-verizon iPhones on the Network started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. crslaeme's Avatar
      crslaeme -
      Waiting for 6s and then switching to T-Mobile and not pay monthly fee for it f u Verizon [emoji111]️
    1. MoonFighter's Avatar
      MoonFighter -
      Quote Originally Posted by crslaeme View Post
      Waiting for 6s and then switching to T-Mobile and not pay monthly fee for it f u Verizon [emoji111]️
      T-mobile is only the better deal if you live in an area covered by them and don't travel to areas where they don't.

      I had T-mobile and while it worked perfectly fine in town my home was just outside of their area, plus any time I left the city no coverage. So while my phone bill increased when I switched to Verizon my phone actually worked so fair trade I think.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      I fail to see how this would work with an AT&T or T-Mobile (GSM) phone when Verizon uses CDMA.
    1. crslaeme's Avatar
      crslaeme -
      Quote Originally Posted by MoonFighter View Post
      T-mobile is only the better deal if you live in an area covered by them and don't travel to areas where they don't.

      I had T-mobile and while it worked perfectly fine in town my home was just outside of their area, plus any time I left the city no coverage. So while my phone bill increased when I switched to Verizon my phone actually worked so fair trade I think.
      I see, few friends have it here in town and I want to try it out I know it works well in major cities if I don't like I'll just go back to Verizon lol
    1. anotherps's Avatar
      anotherps -
      I brought my unlocked ATT Iphone 6 to Verizon with no issues.
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      I fail to see how this would work with an AT&T or T-Mobile (GSM) phone when Verizon uses CDMA.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MoonFighter View Post
      T-mobile is only the better deal if you live in an area covered by them and don't travel to areas where they don't.

      I had T-mobile and while it worked perfectly fine in town my home was just outside of their area, plus any time I left the city no coverage. So while my phone bill increased when I switched to Verizon my phone actually worked so fair trade I think.
      But T-Mobile's coverage is rapidly becoming stronger than Verizon's, really, even out it middle of nowhere Southern Utah where my parents live, they get 4G LTE while those on Verizon are lucky to get any coverage.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      I fail to see how this would work with an AT&T or T-Mobile (GSM) phone when Verizon uses CDMA.
      Since Verizon introduced 4G LTE, they no longer use CDMA for their newer phones, although they still contain CDMA chips for connecting to older towers when not in an area that has already been upgraded.
    1. MoonFighter's Avatar
      MoonFighter -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmwade77 View Post
      But T-Mobile's coverage is rapidly becoming stronger than Verizon's, really, even out it middle of nowhere Southern Utah where my parents live, they get 4G LTE while those on Verizon are lucky to get any coverage.
      Guess us out in the middle of nowhere Midwesterners get it last xD
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Quote Originally Posted by cmwade77 View Post
      But T-Mobile's coverage is rapidly becoming stronger than Verizon's, really, even out it middle of nowhere Southern Utah where my parents live, they get 4G LTE while those on Verizon are lucky to get any coverage.

      umm yea no t mobile network will never catch up to Verizon you might get service but data is super dial up slowwww
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      I fail to see how this would work with an AT&T or T-Mobile (GSM) phone when Verizon uses CDMA.
      A good reference for iPhones: All Differences Between iPhone 6 Models @ EveryiPhone.com

      A good reference for LTE: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...C_band_plan.29

      Essentially, every iphone supports at least one freq/band in common with all major U.S. carriers -- 2 for the big ones. If you wanted to 'future proof' your purchase (in terms of broadest carrier support) you would have bought an A1586. [side note: Sprint iPhone 6 buyers probably have the best investment in terms of resale value/options down the road as their phones could be sold to just about anyone in the world -- outside of China ]

      But, it's a pretty safe bet (for Verizon) that any U.S. iPhone user can join their network and get service. Will there be exceptions depending on the area/circumstances? Yes. YMMV.
    1. Evaded's Avatar
      Evaded -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      I fail to see how this would work with an AT&T or T-Mobile (GSM) phone when Verizon uses CDMA.
      Verizon's LTE network is GSM. This is why AT&T has always let people use Verizon's iPhones on their network.
    1. Neojok's Avatar
      Neojok -
      I'm kinda confused. I tho unlocked iPhone will work with any carriers. Am I wrong?
    1. Evaded's Avatar
      Evaded -
      In most cases they will.
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