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Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

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Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

I purchased an iPhone 6 from Verizon. It is currently in the mail on it's way to me.

It's a long story as to why I purchased it from Verizon, it's part of a long term plan. Don't worry about that.

My question is, I currently have an iPhone 5c on sprint...I know that the Verizon iPhone 6's come factory unlocked.

So when I receive this iPhone 6 in the mail, am I able to just pop in the sprint 4g sim card from the iPhone 5c?

Will it activate and work just fine since the iPhone 6 is unlocked?

Thanks

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Master

Re: Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

brockc30r,
I'm sorry, but a Verizon phone will not operate on Sprint towers. - Nijan
Sprint Social Care
Journeyman

Re: Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

Sprint does not activate any phone not made for the Sprint network.

It's their policy and not just because the phone may or may not work on the network.

Patron

Re: Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

Even if I am putting in an already active sprint sim card?

Journeyman

Re: Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

Sprint has every IMEI/MEID/ESN of every device for it's network. If your Verizon IMEI is NOT in that list it will not be allowed on the network.

Master

Re: Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

Brockc30r

We truly apologize for the inconvenience, but the Verizon iPhone 6 would not activate on the Sprint network, even if you are putting an activated Sprint SIM card inside. Sprint network will only activate devices that are branded as Sprint.

- Keyahna
Sprint Social Care
Journeyman

Re: Can I use Verizon iPhone 6 on Sprint?

With the Sprint BYOD service you can now bring your own device into any Sprint store and have it activated on the Sprint network. Below is a list of current phones eligible for BYOD.

 

Eligible devices include (domestic versions):

  • iPhone 7 (Verizon only)
  • iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon only)
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s (Verizon only)
  • iPhone 5c (Verizon only)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 4
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Pro
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Nexus 6 (32 & 64 GB – black/white)
  • Nexus 5 (16 & 32 GB – black/white/red)
  • Nexus 5X (all versions)
  • Nexus 6P (all versions)
  • HTC One A9 (Sprint Version only)
  • Motorola X Pure Edition (16, 32 & 64 GB – all colors)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Special Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Special Edition
  • Moto G4
  • Moto G4 Plus

If you don't see your device listed, visit a Sprint store near you to validate or discuss options.

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