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    Default Question about Verizon IPhone.

    My buddy has a spare line on his Verizon account that is free, he told me I could use the line to buy a Verizon iPhone 7Plus because the one I want is available to ship today.

    However, I want to use the phone on my att account. Are Verizon iPhones only unlocked when paid in full?
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    All Verizon phone are unlocked!
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    Verizon requires you to activate a line to buy a phone. The device is unlocked so in theory your friend can activate the line, you buy the phone then after a month he can cancel the line. Not sure if there are any financial penalties for such.
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    The line will stay active as it's a free line on his account. So it's already associated with a phone. I'm just going to use the upgrade and pay him.
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    It will work. I'm using a Verizon 7 on AT&T. As previous poster stated, your friend may need to activate the phone for you since it's on one of his lines, but that's very simple and once that's done, you can put your sim in and off you go.
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    IIRC, there may be some issues as far as taking full advantage of all the bands T-Mo has to offer on their network. Maybe someone can emphasis a bit more on this.
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    Thanks for all the info everyone. I'm not yo worried about use on T-Mobile as ATT is my carrier right now.

    I went ahead and ordered 256gb matte black this morning. It's already shipped and will be here tomorrow.
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    Quote Originally Posted by neurodave View Post
    IIRC, there may be some issues as far as taking full advantage of all the bands T-Mo has to offer on their network. Maybe someone can emphasis a bit more on this.
    There is no issue using the Verizon 7 Plus on T-Mobile (or AT&T). The Verizon/Sprint model of the 7 Plus has all the bands that the T-Mobile version does, it just adds the CDMA radio/bands, as well.
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    Default Re: Question about Verizon IPhone.

    Quote Originally Posted by mogelijk View Post
    There is no issue using the Verizon 7 Plus on T-Mobile (or AT&T). The Verizon/Sprint model of the 7 Plus has all the bands that the T-Mobile version does, it just adds the CDMA radio/bands, as well.
    Good to know. Thanks.

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