All Verizon iPhone 5s come SIM unlocked so you could bring it to a GSM HSPA+ carrier in the future if you ditched Verizon. They will also likely hold their value better than a Sprint or AT&T iPhone 5 for when you upgrade. Would an unlocked ATT 5s work on Verizon? I know it works the other way around (Verizon to ATT). I want to sell mine but I want to be sure not give my buddy any. Aug 16, 2014 Will my Verizon iPhone 5S work on. List Of Factory Unlocked Iphone 4s Models. (All Verizon 4G LTE devices are unlocked out. Versions of the iPhone 5S made for the US market.
Nbperez wrote: Hey guys, I'm a long time Verizon customer and just recently my friend, who has AT&T, decided her iPhone 6+ was too big for her hands so she gave me her iPhone. I'm in the process of getting it unlocked and wanted to know if there was a possibility of getting it to work with Verizon. I've seen some conflicting answers - most say Verizon won't activate it b/c it's not a Verizon phone, others say if you pop the activated nano sim it should work. As long as you are on Verizon's 4G LTE network, it should work. However, not all features will necessarily work. Visual Voicemail is often one that doesn't. Iphone 5 Hardware Unlock. You will need to use a SIM that has already been activated in a Verizon phone.
Mar 29, 2015 8:51 AM. All iPhones from the iPhone 5 and later have both CDMA and GSM radios, and from a technical perspective can work on either.
In addition, these same phones all support LTE, which is supported by all carriers in some locations. There are administrative reasons an AT&T phone may not be usable on Verizon and Sprint; both carriers traditionally have refused to allow phones that were not purchased for their use to be attached to their network (aka 'bring your own device' or 'BYOD'). There have been mixed reports of Verizon finally allowing BYOD, but Sprint still refuses. Unlock Your Phone Instant. Mar 30, 2015 7:00 AM. I was under the impression that only Sprint phones work with Sprint, but not sure if it is because CDMA radio.