I have been searching everywhere for a while and can't seem to find any proper proof or answer to my question. I am still new to this prepaid stuff and trying to figure it all out so bare with me, if you would. I recently bought an Iphone 5 off Ebay in really great shape and the description said it was unlocked and ready for any provider and was initially set up for Verizon. Before I really did all my research I went to Verizon under the impression that I could use my Iphone on their prepaid service, they promptly told me I couldn't. I'm not ready to pay the $90+ a month they want to charge me. It seems I can get a better deal out there. I was looking at Straight Talk and saw that they used Verizon Towers in some cases. (Verizon is the predominate provider in my area.) My question is, can I use my unlocked Iphone 5 a1429 (compatable with both GSM & CDMA) on Straight Talk or any other equivalent provider and still get 4G LTE over CDMA (Verizon towers)? Again bare with me if I made any mistakes or assumptions. Thanks.
It is my understanding that you can use the gsm side of your phone (TMO or ATT) but the CDMA side is strictly for Verizon itself. Also I can confirm that the Verizon ST phones do not roam onto local CDMA carriers. Where I'm from Verizon postpaid roams onto Appalachian wireless but a ST Verizon side phone has 0 service.
If you meant post-paid Verizon (the "$90" plan you mentioned) when you say "standard Verizon service", then you can actually run LTE. And, yes, those other carriers are out, too.
Keep in mind as well the Verizon model had different LTE Bands than the ATT & T-Mobile versions so you will be on 4G HSPDA not 4G LTE.
yup. too bad you didnt get a verizon 5C or 5S. Those work perfectly on AT&T 4G LTE
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