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Can you use a verizon phone if you have an at&t phone

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September 6, 2011 6:50:24 PM

If I have verizon service and my current phone is broke and someone can lend me an att phone will it work w/my sim card?

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September 7, 2011 3:53:57 AM


AT&T's network uses GSM tech while Verizon's network uses CDMA tech. They are not compatible with each other. For example, Apple does not simple make a single version of the iPhone 4 for AT&T and Verizon. They make one version with GSM circuitry for AT&T and they make another version with CDMA circuitry for Verizon.
September 7, 2011 1:22:46 PM

that and CDMA phones through verizon have no sim card slot (unless you buy a global ready phone)

if you had a warranty on your phone perhaps you can get a replacement. if not perhaps they will work a deal out with you in exchange for a contract renewal (doubtful). you will probably end up buying a new phone unless someone has an old verizon phone laying around that they will give to you.
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