Can AT&T phones use Verizon’s LTE network?

Paul November 9, 2011

I’m wondering if AT&T customers can piggyback off Verizon’s LTE network if they have a LTE phone but not AT&T LTE network in their city. Sort of like how roaming normally works. Does anyone know?

  1. Tina
    November 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm


    thank you very much for the elaborate answer!

  2. Craig
    November 16, 2011 at 1:54 am

    No, the phones use different technologies. Verizon uses CDMA, whereas AT&T uses GSM for wireless service. The two technologies are incompatible.

    • Anonymous
      December 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      yes, but cdma and gsm are not being used here; lte is, which doesn't enter into cdma/gsm.

  3. Lee
    November 16, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I also feel that you probably wouldn't. I think that if you have any AT&T coverage at all, the device will fall back to 3G or EDGE. So unless AT&T and Verizon sign roaming agreements with each other, then I doubt you'll be able to roam on them. 

  4. Mike
    November 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I doubt this is possible. 

    They are competing providers within the same area and by opening the network up they would basically help the competition to gain more customers because of the better geographical service coverage.

    The only situation I in which they might do it is if they have an arrangement to charge the customer for using the foreign network in which case people will probably think about it twice.