6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 6:48 PM by Lawrence Finch
lanastasi Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPhone 3G S with ATT.  Is there any way to switch it to Verizon?

iPhone 3GS
  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,042 points)

    No.  No way at all

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 (15,882 points)

    Yes, buy a new phone that works on Verizon's network.

  • lanastasi Level 1 (0 points)

    Even though you did not answer my question, thank you for taking the time to reply.  You did not tell me if there was a way to SWITCH from ATT to Verizon.  If I could afford to buy a new phone that works on Verizon's network I would.  My current Verizon phone is 8 years old.  It still works.  My brother gave me his 3G S so that I could have more capabilities than my "dumb phone".  He thought it would be nice if I could enter the smart phone era.  At least he is thoughtful and compassionate rather than terse.

  • lanastasi Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your consise answer roaminggnome.  After I posted my question, I was led to similar questions posted by others.  Your answers to those were consistent and thorough.

  • gdgmacguy Level 7 (20,535 points)

    The bottom line is that the 3GS does NOT have a CDMA radio which is needed to work on Verizon's network.  It would be like trying to get an FM station on an AM radio.  It can't happen.  That's why you would need an entirely new phone.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 (35,018 points)

    Verizon has a CDMA network. AT&T has a GSM network. The two are totally incompatible. There is no way ANY GSM phone can work on a CDMA network. Further, Apple never made a 3GS that would work on a CDMA network. The iPhone 4 was the first.