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Thread: iPhone 4S with VZ & AT&T
10-05-2011, 04:18 AM #1iPhone 4S with VZ & AT&T
I'm wondering if it will be possible to use the new iPhone 4S on both the VZW and the AT&T networks, so that my primary network can be AT&T and I get all of the advantages of that network, but when there is a loss of coverage, I can switch to VZW.
If the phone is unlocked, I don't see any reason why this wouldn't be possible. I checked with VZW and they said I could bring my own device over and activate it on a month-to-month contract with the ability to suspend service without billing. So if I needed VZW, I would simply phone up and re-activate service.
But how would/could this work logistically? Would it just be a carrier choice, with CDMA and GSM carriers grouped together?
10-11-2011, 12:21 AM #2
I don't believe so. CDMA and GSM are completely different. I'm not sure the iPhone has been advanced to the point of utilizing both simultaneously.
10-14-2011, 03:08 AM #3
The radio signals are different, so even though it is unlocked you could only use I on that type of network . Example: AT&T would only work on GSM network while the Verizon would only work on CDMA networks.
Hope that helps.
10-14-2011, 05:19 AM #4
The iPhone 4s is a world phone and has both radios. Built in it.I Like Eletronics
10-15-2011, 07:14 PM #5
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10-22-2011, 09:59 PM #7
I know with the blackberry tour on Verizon that if you put a AT&T sim card in it and use gsm instead of CDMA it will work. I would imagine it would work the same with the iPhone. I'll have to try it out with a family members sim card. Well worth trying anyway. (might not be that easy lol)War is my mission. Killing is my ambition.
10-25-2011, 12:23 AM #8
Not quite the same way with the iPhone. It's odd, carriers treat the iPhone differently.
10-25-2011, 09:02 PM #9
It would be awesome thoughWar is my mission. Killing is my ambition.