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    Question Can I unlock an AT&T iPhone 4S for Verizon?

    I am switching from AT&T to Verizon and I don't want to buy an brand new phone. Any way to unlock it for Verizon Wireless?
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    No. You'll have to get a "verizon" iPhone... selling your 'at&t' one after should mostly offset the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boovish View Post
    I am switching from AT&T to Verizon and I don't want to buy an brand new phone. Any way to unlock it for Verizon Wireless?
    Impossible. Case closed. Sell your AT&T iPhone and use that money to buy a Verizon one.
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    Check Craigslist or the iMore forums for phones for sale. Just make sure that the phone is clean and not reported stolen before you buy.
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    out of curiosity, can you take a Verizon iPhone 4S, unlock it, and then activate it on At&t? T-mobile?
    I understand why you can't go from at&t version to verizon because there is no CDMA component to the phone. Just wondering if the opposite would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trmoney24 View Post
    out of curiosity, can you take a Verizon iPhone 4S, unlock it, and then activate it on At&t? T-mobile?
    I understand why you can't go from at&t version to verizon because there is no CDMA component to the phone. Just wondering if the opposite would work.
    No.

    While the iPhone4S physically has the capabilities - they are all quad band radio equipped - phones made by Apple for Verizon or AT&T are "locked" deep within the OS/radio firmware so they can not be made to be interchangeable.
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    Yes call at&t to unlock call Verizon to get code and your straight
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    No. You'll have to get a "verizon" iPhone... selling your 'at&t' one after should mostly offset the cost.
    Better option!
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    May i know verzion CDMA or GSM
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    Verizon and Sprint are CDMA. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM. (Most European carriers are GSM.) You cannot use any CDMA phone on a US GSM network and you cannot use any GSM phone on a CDMA network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yjaybrooks View Post
    Yes call at&t to unlock call Verizon to get code and your straight
    You are mistaken.
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