1. mkchillin's Avatar
    I have a iPhone and T-Mobile service but want to change both. I intend to buy a 6P unlocked and then subsequently switch carriers to Verizon. I was told that the 6P has issues being used on Verizon. If nothing else, can I at least use the 6P with T-Mobile?
    11-28-2016 12:47 AM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    I have a iPhone and T-Mobile service but want to change both. I intend to buy a 6P unlocked and then subsequently switch carriers to Verizon. I was told that the 6P has issues being used on Verizon. If nothing else, can I at least use the 6P with T-Mobile?
    What issues have you heard about?
    11-28-2016 12:51 AM
  3. mkchillin's Avatar
    Perhaps they were being biased because they (probably) wanted me to be a new expensive from them directly, but two Verizon employees told me that the phone wouldn't work at all due to it being CDMA (in spite of how I told her the best buy stand said ALL major US networks INCLUDING Verizon) and and that it would be "less painful" to buy a new phone as opposed to bringing a used one in. But the Pixels cost too much and don't have enough value so I intend to buy a used 6P unlocked and take it to Verizon and have them transfer my phone number from T-Mobile and begin a new service with Verizon using the 6P on it. If nothing else, I'll use the 6P on T-Mobile.
    11-28-2016 12:56 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Perhaps they were being biased because they (probably) wanted me to be a new expensive from them directly, but two Verizon employees told me that the phone wouldn't work at all due to it being CDMA (in spite of how I told her the best buy stand said ALL major US networks INCLUDING Verizon) and and that it would be "less painful" to buy a new phone as opposed to bringing a used one in. But the Pixels cost too much and don't have enough value so I intend to buy a used 6P unlocked and take it to Verizon and have them transfer my phone number from T-Mobile and begin a new service with Verizon using the 6P on it. If nothing else, I'll use the 6P on T-Mobile.
    Ah. Reps.

    All (US) 6Ps work with Verizon and T-Mobile.
    11-28-2016 01:03 AM
  5. mkchillin's Avatar
    So there shouldn't be trouble even if I'm coming from a different network? I've also heard it's more simply if you're an existing Verizon customer with a SIM through them. I must be able to have a prepaid plan and keep my number and use it with the 6P in order for this all to work according to plan.
    11-28-2016 01:07 AM
  6. tsparks1's Avatar
    So there shouldn't be trouble even if I'm coming from a different network? I've also heard it's more simply if you're an existing Verizon customer with a SIM through them. I must be able to have a prepaid plan and keep my number and use it with the 6P in order for this all to work according to plan.
    My 6P was on AT&T prior to my switching it to Verizon, all that was required was inserting the Verizon sim, I didn't even bother calling VZW, works fine.
    11-28-2016 07:34 AM
  7. Bruce39's Avatar
    I had a G4 on Verizon which became unusable. Bought an unlocked 6P from Amazon and got a sim from the Verizon store & deactivated the G4. Verizon tech actually input the sim & verified the 6P was working OK.
    11-28-2016 12:33 PM
  8. GPuba's Avatar
    Perhaps they were being biased because they (probably) wanted me to be a new expensive from them directly, but two Verizon employees told me that the phone wouldn't work at all due to it being CDMA (in spite of how I told her the best buy stand said ALL major US networks INCLUDING Verizon) and and that it would be "less painful" to buy a new phone as opposed to bringing a used one in. But the Pixels cost too much and don't have enough value so I intend to buy a used 6P unlocked and take it to Verizon and have them transfer my phone number from T-Mobile and begin a new service with Verizon using the 6P on it. If nothing else, I'll use the 6P on T-Mobile.
    I am using this phone (the 6P) on Verizon, and have been using it without issue since July. Before that I was using the MXPE on Verizon, also without issue.

    The reps either have absolutely NO idea what they're talking about, or they're deliberately lying to you.
    11-28-2016 02:46 PM
  9. GSDer's Avatar
    I'd guess that some features like VoLTE may not be supported by Verizon but everything else should work normally. My daughter has a 5X on Verizon and has not had any notable issues.
    11-28-2016 06:28 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    I'd guess that some features like VoLTE may not be supported by Verizon but everything else should work normally. My daughter has a 5X on Verizon and has not had any notable issues.
    Correct, some capabilities (VoLTE, WiFi calling, visual voicemail) are not fully supported but the phone will work to make calls, send texts, use data.
    11-28-2016 09:45 PM
  11. NotFromHere's Avatar
    Correct, some capabilities (VoLTE, WiFi calling, visual voicemail) are not fully supported but the phone will work to make calls, send texts, use data.
    VOLTE works great on the N6P on Verizon. Just turn on Enhanced 4G LTE Mode in Settings/More/Cellular Networks.

    I was also pleasantly surprised to find that Visual Voicemail started working for me with the 7.1 beta.
    11-29-2016 10:00 AM
  12. hallux's Avatar
    VOLTE works great on the N6P on Verizon. Just turn on Enhanced 4G LTE Mode in Settings/More/Cellular Networks.

    I was also pleasantly surprised to find that Visual Voicemail started working for me with the 7.1 beta.
    That's good news. My last experience with my 6P on Verizon was in Feb., I moved to Fi...
    11-29-2016 10:30 AM
  13. GPuba's Avatar
    VOLTE works great on the N6P on Verizon. Just turn on Enhanced 4G LTE Mode in Settings/More/Cellular Networks.

    I was also pleasantly surprised to find that Visual Voicemail started working for me with the 7.1 beta.
    Correct. I also can attest to this.
    11-29-2016 03:29 PM

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