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    Question Change iPhone carrier
    I recently replaced my iPhone6 with an iPhoneXS.

    Friend of mine was interested in purchasing my iPhone6 to replace his worn out iPhone5. (He's not exactly at the leading edge of electronics.)

    My carrier is Verizon while he has T_Mobile.

    Any problems switching carriers?

    Thanks.

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    I believe you will need to have Verizon unlock it, if it's not already.

    But, your friend, should call T-mobile before, to get confirmation from them.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    I don't believe that an iPhone 6 which was used on the T-Mobile network will work with Verizon. T-Mobile like AT&T uses GSM and their frequencies are different from Verizon which uses CDMA. Newer Verizon iPhones have both radios installed (GSM and CDMA) and so do the newer no carrier iPhones. However, your iPhone 6 is straight GSM as far as I know.

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    See if this helps, https://everymac.com/systems/apple/i...-6-models.html

    Charlie, OP's iPhone is with Verizon, their friend wants to use it on T-mobile.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    See if this helps, https://everymac.com/systems/apple/i...-6-models.html

    Charlie, OP's iPhone is with Verizon, their friend wants to use it on T-mobile.
    I read it backwards. Bob is correct, that iPhone 6 should work with both GSM and CDMA. And if it's a Verizon phone it may already be unlocked.

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