Can an unlocked iPhone be used on Verizon?

Find out if you can use your unlocked iPhone on the Verizon network

Will my unlocked iPhone work on the verizon network

Can an unlocked iPhone be used on Verizon?

First, let’s quickly touch upon what “unlocked iPhone” means. For an iPhone to be unlocked, it must mean that it is able to use its antennas for more than just one service carrier. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has the right antennas to work on every carrier. If your iPhone is already unlocked, there is a small chance that it may not be able to work on Verizon. We’ll get into that below.

Why your unlocked iPhone may not be able to work on Verizon

As we said before, depending on where you got your iPhone, it may come equipped with different antennas. Verizon uses CDMA antennas, and some iPhones are only equipped to work on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.

Curious it know if your unlocked iPhone will work on every network?

Why your unlocked iPhone will probably work on Verizon

As we said before, many older iPhones were only equipped to work with either GSM or CDMA antennas. But newer iPhones that are sold inside the US are generally equipped with both cellular technologies.

Where can you buy an unlocked iPhone? Find out why Back Market is perhaps the best place to buy an unlocked iPhone :D

How to make sure that your unlocked iPhone will work on Verizon

There’s a pretty easy way to check if your unlocked iPhone will work on Verizon. Simply find the model number of your iPhone and check which networks this model number is able to work on. It’s as simple as that 😊 You can find the model number of your iPhone in your settings—get there by selecting “Settings” > “General” > “About.” And after you have the model number, just go to Google and see if this model of iPhone is compatible with the Verizon network.

We hope that your unlocked iPhone is able to work on Verizon! But if it isn't (sad face) then you can consider buying an unlocked iPhone 11 or unlocked iPhone 11 Pro that's used & refurbished.

Andre from Back Market
By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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