1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hey imore!!! thanks for helping me out with my question! hopefully im not asking a stupid question whatsoever. first time on imore. =]
    So, for xmas my girlfriend is getting the 5s on at&t and she currently has the 5 but the lock button is broken. she went into the apple store to see if she can fix the phone to give to me. the genius bar told her that she still has warranty under the phone and that they can get her a brand new iphone no problem. I on the other hand am a verizon costumer and was wondering if her new at&t iphone 5 would be compatible with my verizon number. question is, can she ask the apple rep that she needs a CDMA device? i know that apple likes to activate the device when you buy anything that coincides with the main carriers. my apologies if im bouncing around with my story and what not. im not tech savy when it comes to networks and how they run things.
    thank you again for helping me out with my situation.
    12-13-2013 04:17 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    No, you can not take an AT&T iPhone and activate it on Verizon. Verizon will NOT do it.
    12-13-2013 07:28 AM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    I don't think that's what the OP is asking thoughthey want to know if they can specify that the warranty replacement device be a CDMA model instead of GSM.

    Answer is still probably no.

    But even then it got great resale value. You could easily sell it and find the one you need elsewhere.
    12-13-2013 08:33 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    If the OP's intent is to exchange the faulty AT&T device at an Apple Store for a Verizon one - all they can do is ask - Apple may do it - no guarantee... I wouldn't count on it...
    12-13-2013 08:43 AM
  5. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    If the OP's intent is to exchange the faulty AT&T device at an Apple Store for a Verizon one - all they can do is ask - Apple may do it - no guarantee... I wouldn't count on it...
    I agree with you. The resale value for a new AT&T iPhone 5 is still very high since Apple stopped selling it. You can sell it if you want and buy a phone on Verizon.
    12-13-2013 09:26 PM
  6. linsiris's Avatar
    I agree, selling the AT&T one and getting a Verizon (or unlocked, why not?) is your best option.

    Good luck! and Welcome to the forum!!
    12-14-2013 12:31 AM

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