1. soxfan2314's Avatar
    Hello all! I've had an iPhone on AT&T for years and recently switched to Verizon. The guy at the Verizon store told me I couldn't use my old chargers with my new phone because of the different networks. He subsiquently sold me a new car charger. I was wondering if this is true? I don't really see why they wouldn't work...

    thanks!
    05-12-2011 05:18 PM
  2. dsmith3427's Avatar
    That just doesn't sound right to me. I wouldn't think the networks would have anything to do with a phone charger?? I could "possibly" understand if it's a move from an iPhone 3 to an iPhone 4 but that's about it. I'm not even 100% sure that would even make a difference.
    05-12-2011 05:23 PM
  3. soxfan2314's Avatar
    I know, right?! I did switch from the 3g to the 4...but it still doesn't really make sense. I just don't want to ruin the battery if I try.
    05-12-2011 05:26 PM
  4. JasonG's Avatar
    And yet another verizon moron.

    Their the same phone. Regardless of networks, it's the same brand of phone. I would try out the old charger you have. Surely it will work. And when it does go back return the one he sold you and ask to speak to his manager and tell the manager what a dumba.. He is.

    That's just what I would do anyways. He just wanted to sell you something. I hope anyways. Otherwise, he shouldn't be working there lol
    05-12-2011 05:27 PM
  5. soxfan2314's Avatar
    And yet another verizon moron.

    Their the same phone. Regardless of networks, it's the same brand of phone. I would try out the old charger you have. Surely it will work. And when it does go back return the one he sold you and ask to speak to his manager and tell the manager what a dumba.. He is.

    That's just what I would do anyways. He just wanted to sell you something. I hope anyways. Otherwise, he shouldn't be working there lol
    That is exactly what I thought!! He made me buy the car charger (well..didn't force me to...but offered to "take care of the activation fee if i bought the charger")...so I did. To save $5. I'll try it and see what happens...and then return it! Thanks!!
    05-12-2011 05:32 PM
  6. soxfan2314's Avatar
    oh...and the guy who sold it to me was the manager. whomp whomp.
    05-12-2011 05:33 PM
  7. JasonG's Avatar
    Oh man. Ouch on verizons end. I wonder if they have commissions on accessories or maybe it is certain goals that they have to meet.
    05-12-2011 05:38 PM
  8. soxfan2314's Avatar
    I'm sure they have monthly goals or something like that. Honestly, I'll probably just go in and exchange the charger for a case. But I think it's BS that he told me to buy it in the first place.
    05-12-2011 05:40 PM
  9. JasonG's Avatar
    Yea they well tell you anything to get you to buy accessories. You have to watch that. Although in a honesty, if they waved the activation fee and you still saved $5 it's not a bad deal, but it's still messed up that they told you your old ones wouldnt work
    05-12-2011 05:53 PM
  10. soxfan2314's Avatar
    Yeah...I know. Jerks. :-) I probably would have bought a case that night instead of the charger if I would have known the other one would work. I did try my home charger on the new phone, and it works. So I'm assuming the car one will work too. I'll try it before I take the new one back. (he also told me the usb cable from my old phone wouldn't work either)
    05-12-2011 06:03 PM
  11. JasonG's Avatar
    Haha. Keep me updated. I'm curious as to what their gonna say when you go back
    05-12-2011 06:10 PM
  12. Benn00's Avatar
    I can 100% guarantee you that the chargers will work on both phones, I'd definitely return that one and ask for some sort of compensation for being lied to
    05-12-2011 06:48 PM
  13. anon4705295's Avatar
    Verizon employees are so entertaining... I had a 45 minute conversation with one late last summer, while getting a replacement BlackBerry, about Verizon/iPhone rumors... he SWORE to me that Verizon would never get the iPhone, as they have Android. I told him rumors were pointing the other way, and presented him with a crapload of information from various tech sites...and he turned around and tried to sell me an Android phone... I'm like, "Dude, I'm getting a free replacement BlackBerry, why would I shell out $600+ for an Android phone??" Haha.

    This is hilarious though. Why on earth would they not work? It would be the dumbest decision on the PLANET to make a CDMA phone and change the charging port... no existing accessories would work. What a dum-dum.

    Case-wise, I highly recommend the InCase slider case. My phone took a HUGE tumble in that case (I accidentally threw it 20 ft. across a parking lot... long story) and while the case and screen protector got dinged up, the phone was spotless.
    05-13-2011 12:44 PM
  14. takeshi's Avatar
    Verizon employees are so entertaining...
    It's not just Verizon. If these people knew better they wouldn't be working in a carrier store.

    Don't use sales people as a substitute for doing your own homework.
    Last edited by briareus; 05-13-2011 at 01:06 PM.
    05-13-2011 12:51 PM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    Hello all! I've had an iPhone on AT&T for years and recently switched to Verizon. The guy at the Verizon store told me I couldn't use my old chargers with my new phone because of the different networks. He subsiquently sold me a new car charger. I was wondering if this is true? I don't really see why they wouldn't work...

    thanks!
    I call B.S. No difference between power requirements for an AT&T iPhone and a VZW iPhone... (note: cell phone salesmen work on commission.)
    05-13-2011 01:01 PM
  16. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    I'm waiting to hear why Devon threw her phone "accidentally" across a parking lot lol
    05-13-2011 01:19 PM
  17. anon4705295's Avatar
    I'm waiting to hear why Devon threw her phone "accidentally" across a parking lot lol
    *sigh* I was being really stupid lol... I bought the case, and it came with a little stand thing, and I was walking around holding the little stand with my phone sitting in it like an *****... and I tripped over a lump in the parking lot as I was jogging across in front of a car coming down the lane... and it totally went flying haha.

    Not recommended btw...
    05-13-2011 02:00 PM
  18. Icyhot1966's Avatar
    Oh, thought you threw it at someone, like a UCONN grad or something lol
    05-13-2011 04:10 PM
  19. imwjl's Avatar
    That sounds more like an experience to be had at a Verizon agent than a corporate store. If not, an experience with somebody nowhere in the league of the Verizon store employees in my area.

    If this is a Verizon store just return what you don't need.
    05-13-2011 04:43 PM
  20. jhocking's Avatar
    Lemme guess, was he offering to sell you a Verizon charger?
    05-18-2011 11:14 PM
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