Absolutely NO T-Mobile Unlocked iPhone 6 Plus at my local Apple Store.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BigMar89, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    I was 16 in line and felt my chances were pretty good on getting a 6+ unlocked but the store didn't receive not 1 unlocked device. Left the store empty handed. Blah.
     
  2. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    Sooooooo stupid in USA can't he an unlocked phone launch day. $@&$ carriers
     
  3. DMP87 macrumors member

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    Same here, I just bought the ATT version. I'm gonna pay it out right using the barclaycarrd deal and then call ATT to unlock it so I can go to tmobile on Tuesday like I planned.
     
  4. BigMar89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So are you already on T Mobile or ATT? Could I have done the same thing? I'm already with T Mobile
     
  5. DMP87 macrumors member

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    Both, my iPhone 5 is on AT&T but I have a family plan line waiting for me on tmobile.

    My contract with AT&T ends on Tuesday.

    Here is what I read on AT&T site in regards to unlocking phones

    http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB414532&cv=820#fbid=2mjZrHZ8LzX

    I meet all those reqs so theoretically they should unlock it.
     
  6. m3nphls macrumors member

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    you should've still gotten the phone. Sometimes those employees don't know the difference. And if it was indeed locked, which I doubt it, you could've returned it.
     
  7. DMP87 macrumors member

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    Yea I asked him was the AT&T phone unlocked and he said they weren't selling any. Figured id take my chances. No way I'm leaving empty handed after 9-10 hours of waiting
     
  8. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I don't know where the OP is, but it ain't the USA. The stores don't open for another 45 min.
     
  9. Pochi Hanaki macrumors regular

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    Wrong as they are doing reservations. So you know what phones you are getting now.
     
  10. cs33 macrumors newbie

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    Weird, since every phone is technically unlocked already unless you choose a carrier. That's when the activation policy is applied. Should have just bought att outright and had them unlock it. They have to for free. Also, Verizon come unlocked.
     
  11. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    What Apple store?
     
  12. BigMar89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Returned and did just that. I now have a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus White/Silver ATT on reserve in which I'm planning to purchase with no contract. Here's hoping I can just pop in my tmo nanosim and works right away.

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    in Northbrook, Illinois
     
  13. erzhik macrumors 6502

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    Every iPhone is unlocked from the get go if you get it off the contract at full price. They've been doing it for years. The employees were either clueless or wanted to limit the number of off contract sales. I bet its the former.
     
  14. Bugarron macrumors newbie

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    Unlocked

    T-Mobile iPhones are UNLOCKED and confirmed by dozens of buyers early this morning. Simply replace the SIM card with ATT or compatible mobile service carrier. Phone must be purchased through Apple store, NOT T-Mobile direct.
     
  15. kendu2412 macrumors regular

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    Same here, but I took Verizon full price and out of store with UNLOCKED IPHONE 6+
     
  16. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    U could've bought a Verizon model. Unlocked from the getgo even on contract
     
  17. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    Is this true?? Would an AT&T sim work in Verizon iphone?
     
  18. Bugarron macrumors newbie

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    I don't believe so, AT&T uses GSM, and Verizon uses CDMA. The two technologies are not compatible.
     
  19. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    yes
     
  20. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    Yea that's what I figured. Although I'm not sure if Apple merged all those bands yet
     
  21. kendu2412 macrumors regular

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    Verizon 4G LTE device come with unlocked gsm.
     
  22. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Once again, Verizon iPhone 6 is CDMA for Verizon and it's unlocked for gsm. Att/tmobile will work no problem. Even Verizon iPhone 6 on contract is still unlocked.
     
  23. bhaffar macrumors newbie

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    Truefan31 - Do you know if Verizon allows LTE if using an ATT or TMO sim in the Verizon iphone 6?
     
  24. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    Our Apple store had no t-mobile phones either but we were told by Apple Store manager that AT&T phones worked the same. They were right. AT&T phones, bought without contract, were unlocked. We didn't need to call AT&T.
     

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