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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aevanee, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. aevanee

    aevanee Newbie
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    Hello, I'm thinking about upgrading and want to give my Galaxy Nexus to a friend who recently broke her phone. Problem is she is on AT&T and my phone is locked to Verizon. Is there a way to get around this?

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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Verizon (and Sprint) uses CDMA technology and AT&T (& t-mobile) uses GSM technology.

    A Galaxy Nexus from one technology will not work with the other.

    AT&T and t-mobile phones (if they are carrier unlocked) can simply swap an active SIM card from the either carrier and work without issue
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  3. aevanee

    aevanee Newbie
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    Ah, I see. I was a bit confused because I know CDMA phones don't generally use sim cards but my the nexus still does. Oh, well, too ebay it goes. Thanks.
  4. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Verizon LTE phones use SIMs. Sometimes they even have GSM capabilities. However, the Galaxy Nexus isn't one of those.
  5. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Yes, unfortunately our device was made completely seperate from the GSM devices so there are multiple types of GNex's, unlike some devices nowadays where one type is made for all Carriers, GSM or CDMA :)

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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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