3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 5:03 PM by rockmyplimsoul
Yaya1956 Level 1 (0 points)

I have given my old iPhone 3GS to a friend to use with Verizon. I have request AT&T unlock the phone. There should not be an issue with using it with Verizon. Right?

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.1.1, Old phone
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 (6,774 points)

    It will not work with Verizon -- AT&T and Verizon use different communication schemes (GSM vs. CDMA) and the hardware is not interchangeable between them.

  • Yaya1956 Level 1 (0 points)

    Really? If the activated it with AT&T instead it would work fine right?

    Thanks for your help. I didn't realize there would be an issue. The person I spoke to at AT&T told me there would be no problem

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 (6,774 points)

    Yes, really.  AT&T and Verizon use completely different communication standards.  The AT&T person you spoke with is misinformed --  there is no way to make an AT&T phone work with Verizon, and locking/unlocking has nothing to do with that limitation.