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If I buy a used iPad (4th generation 16 WiFi / 4G) and the

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If I buy a used iPad (4th generation 16 WiFi / 4G) and the current ownder has service with AT&T, can I switch it to Verizon? And if so, how is that done? I don't want to end up with some additional piece of external equipment.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Hi and Welcome. My Name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

No, you can't switch to Verizon. AT&T uses GSM technology and Verizon uses CDMA technology.

That means the AT&T Apple iPad has a GSM Radio and it won't work with Verizon since Verizon Apple iPad has a CDMA Radio. There will be compatibility issue between them.

Also, the 4G of both networks are different and are incompatible with each other.

If you are a Verizon user, buy a Verizon iPad (CDMA) and if you are AT&T user, you can buy that iPad (GSM).

I'd recommend to buy the GSM iPad (AT&T) if you travel alot (international). Because most carriers in the world uses GSM technology.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like any additional information.

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Ashik
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Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Hi Jeff,
It's me Ashik again. It has been a few days, so I am just checking in with you to see if you still need help, and if not to say Thanks for using JustAnswer.

I want you to be happy with the service I am providing, so if we still need to work on this let me know. If you have new questions now or in the future please do not hesitate to ask them.

Thanks and Have a great day,
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