Are all iPhones GSM and CDMA?

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All iPhone 7 models include a GSM modem and should work on any GSM based network as long as they are not carrier locked. Some iPhone models (e.g. A1778 and A1784 sold in the USA for AT&T and T-Mobile) do not have any CDMA capability, but they all have GSM modems.

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One may also ask, are iphones both gsm and cdma?

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The iPhone models sold for Verizon and Sprint service (iPhone Model A1660 and iPhone Plus A1661) have the hardware needed to work with both GSM- and CDMA-based networks, but the reverse isn't true. Phones sold for AT&T and T-Mobile service work only on GSM-based networks.

You might also wonder, how do i know if my iphone is a gsm or cdma? If your phone has an MEID or an ESN number, it's CDMA. If you see an IMEI number then it's GSM. If you see both, then your device supports both technologies (lucky you!).

That may lead you to ask, can an iphone be unlocked for both gsm and cdma? Yes, they will work, so long as they are unlocked.

Are all iPhones CDMA compatible?

I was under the impression from the language on Apple.com that all iPhones bought directly from Apple are compatible with all US carriers - regardless whether they are CDMA or GSM. The exception being if somebody bought from Apple using AT&T Next financing.

37 Related Questions & Answers

Is iPhone 11 a GSM phone?

The iPhone 11 model A2221 is commonly referred to as the GSM-Only or Global Version. Outside the US and Canada, the A2221 is the most common variant. Since the A2221 lacks support for legacy 3G CDMA networks and FDD-LTE Bands 14 and 71, it only partially supports US carriers.

Is iPhone 11 Pro CDMA or GSM?

The iPhone 11 Pro A2160 is the model released in North America and it works on both GSM and CDMA networks.

Which iPhone works on all carriers?

iPhone models 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6s, 6s+ & SE were designed to support all major network bands and are compatible with all major network providers. No matter GSM or CDMA, Sprint, or Verizon, these iPhone models will work on any carrier.

How can I change my iPhone from CDMA to GSM?

Answer: A: GSM and CDMA are physical hardware in the phone. You cannot change them.

Is iPhone 13 GSM or CDMA?

NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM)
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

How do you check if your phone is CDMA or GSM?

In the About (iOS) or Status (Android) page, scroll down and check for a MEID, ESN, or IMEI number. If your phone has a MEID or ESN number, it uses CDMA, and if it has IMEI, it uses GSM. If you see both, that means your phone supports both GSM and CDMA networks.

Are all iPhones GSM unlocked?

All modern iPhones can work with any major cell phone companies, including the major U.S. carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. This is because they support both GSM phone networks (used by AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (used by Sprint and Verizon).

Which iPhones are unlocked?

  • Open the Settings app on the iPhone in question.
  • Scroll down and tap General.
  • Tap About.
  • Scroll to the bottom and look for Carrier Lock. If it says No SIM restrictions, then your iPhone is unlocked and you're free to use any carrier or cell service.
  • Does iPhone 8 have both CDMA and GSM?

    iPhone 8 model A1863

    The A1863 is the CDMA + GSM model that works on all US carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and smaller MVNOs like Mint Mobile or Cricket Wireless. Since the A1863 model offers full CDMA support, it's the only unlocked model that offers 100% compatibility with Verizon's network.

    Is iPhone 12 a GSM or CDMA?

    Luckily, the iPhone 12 Pro has a single model number that supports all US carriers. This includes support for both GSM and CDMA networks, as well as 4G LTE and 5G bands.

    Is iPhone 6 a GSM or CDMA?

    iPhoneModel Number
    iPhone 6 (GSM/North America)A1549
    iPhone 6 (CDMA/Verizon)A1549
    iPhone 6 (Global/Sprint)A1586
    iPhone 6 (China Mobile)A1589

    Is iPhone 11 Pro Max CDMA or GSM?

    The iPhone 11 Pro Max A2161 is the North American GSM + CDMA model and is fully compatible with all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile as well as smaller carriers (MVNOs) that operate on these networks.

    Does CDMA still exist?

    On December 31, 2020, Verizon will begin moving all devices to the HD Voice LTE network. While the CDMA network will remain available as-is until that date, any service requests related to CDMA devices may receive limited support after the end of 2019. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to newer technology.

    Is iPhone 11 compatible with all carriers?

    You can choose your carrier — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon — or simply go with the unlocked and SIM-free option, which will allow you to easily use the iPhone 11 between carriers.

    Does iPhone XR support CDMA and GSM?

    The iPhone XR A1984 is the US version and it is compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks. This model is also available as a SIM-free unlocked version at Apple Store.

    Do all iPhones have LTE?

    And all iPhone models connect to fast LTE networks around the world.

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