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Unlocked ATT Branded HTC One will not get service with Verizon SIM. Help?

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  1. jdy3239

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    I recently gave my friend my 32gig HTC One that is ATT Branded. He has Verizon. I got the phone unlocked, and I put in his Verizon SIM and while it accepts it, hes not getting any service at ALL. Occasionally he will get 1 bar of 4G LTE for a few seconds and then it drops to no service. Any help guys?
     

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    Verizon runs it's voice/text service on CDMA, which is not supported by the AT&T One. Verizon offers it's LTE on Band 13 in most areas, though there are a few markets where Band 4 has started to be deployed. It's this Band 4 that it picked up because it's the only frequency supported by the AT&T One since AT&T also has LTE on Band 4 in some areas. Either way, it's not very developed on Verizon yet and you won't be able to make calls or text with it.
     
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    So could it possibly get service when band 4 is deployed in my area?
     
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    It could get data service if band 4 is deployed in your area, but it's not going to be deployed in every location. It's mostly only designed to help reduce congestion in larger metro areas. I know Verizon sold all of it's band 4 spectrum in my city to T-Mobile which has since deployed it as their LTE here.

    But since voice/text is over the CDMA network, it will never gain that functionality on Verizon.
     
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    It'll be years before talk/text/data will all use the LTE network?
     
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    Id look into selling or swapping it :thumbup:
     
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