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    Switching Net10-registered iPhone 5 from Verizon network to AT&T

    Hello all!

    I have a Wal-Mart iPhone 5 I registered with Net10 over the phone yesterday. It has no SIM card, so I guess it defaulted to using Verizon's network under the TFW moniker. It makes phone calls fine and data seems to work. Since it's Verizon's network, 3G is the best I can get. I would much rather my Net10 service work off AT&T's network for a variety of reasons, but have no clue what to do to achieve it.

    I have a couple Net10 AT&T micro SIM cards on hand that I've trimmed down to nano size. I've never seen them work, but I would be flabbergasted if I managed to ruin both of them -- I think I just don't know how to apply them properly. So, given these SIM cards, my iPhone's network configuration, and my Net10's account configuration, what steps can I take to start working off AT&T's network?

    (I posed this question to Net10 support already. First they claimed my iPhone didn't have a SIM card slot. Then they told me in very broken English that I'm screwed, for some reason I couldn't figure out. )

    Thanks.

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    Not sure if it's even possible. If it's possible, you probably need to unlock the Sim slot. But I think I've read somewhere that they lock that down pretty good, or something.

    Can you still return the phone? For the same $550 you could've bought an unlocked 5c from apple.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anphone idroid View Post
    Not sure if it's even possible. If it's possible, you probably need to unlock the Sim slot. But I think I've read somewhere that they lock that down pretty good, or something.

    Can you still return the phone? For the same $550 you could've bought an unlocked 5c from apple.com.

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    If it's Wal-Mart, I can probably return it.

    The horrible tragedy of the situation is I actually returned two Apple Store iPhone 5cs because I couldn't get them to acknowledge the two SIMs I cut out. Every time I shoved one in I was told no card was found. I must be missing something, or I must be mutilating micro SIMs repeatedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamgiuy View Post
    If it's Wal-Mart, I can probably return it.

    The horrible tragedy of the situation is I actually returned two Apple Store iPhone 5cs because I couldn't get them to acknowledge the two SIMs I cut out. Every time I shoved one in I was told no card was found. I must be missing something, or I must be mutilating micro SIMs repeatedly.
    Sounds like you need a Sim cutter, but I don't know how much they cost.

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