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Old 12-15-2013, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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Does a Verizon iPhone work in Europe? Simple question. I got different answers from Verizon callcenter people and am not sure who to believe.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Depends on which model of iPhone. Which model will you be using ?? The newer models have both CDMA and GSM. CDMA in Europe is almost non-existent.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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ive been told that the 4g lte models with the with the 4g sim card can run on both cdma and gsm. now weather your phone is unlocked or not is a different story. id'e call Verizon back and ask for there international dept and explain that you want to goto Europe and tell em that you would like to use a sim card over there instead of paying huge roaming charges and ask em if your phone will work in Europe with one of there sim cards over there. when you get back in the states all you have to do is pop the Verizon sim back in and your good to go.
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Depends on which model of iPhone. Which model will you be using ?? The newer models have both CDMA and GSM. CDMA in Europe is almost non-existent.
The 4, no. 4s and newer, yes.

4s specs from Verizon:

Network
  • CDMA
  • 1x EVDO 800/1900 mHz
  • Global GSM
  • Dual Band 900/1800 Mhz
  • Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900 mHz
  • Rev A Capable
  • UMTS/HSDPA
  • UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Set Your Location
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Mr5150,

No argument with you there. That's why I asked the question to the OP. I have an active iPhone 4 on my Verizon account and I know the difference between the model #'s.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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Thanks! I have an iPhone 5. It has no SIM card as that is how Verizon works.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Thanks! I have an iPhone 5. It has no SIM card as that is how Verizon works.
It does have a slot for a SIM card though.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Thanks! I have an iPhone 5. It has no SIM card as that is how Verizon works.
If it's an LTE phone, then it has a SIM card.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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If it's an LTE phone, then it has a SIM card.
An LTE SIM is not the same as a GSM SIM card. They do look similar though.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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An LTE SIM is not the same as a GSM SIM card. They do look similar though.
Understand, but I was replying to the poster saying that the iPhone 5 on VZ didn't use a SIM when it in fact does.
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