Anyone else get a T-Mobile sim card in their Sim Free SE?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by got556, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. got556 macrumors 6502

    got556

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    Got my sim free yesterday and to my surprise I had a T-Mobile sim card in it. When I inserted my VZW sim, during the setup it said to contact T-Mobile as it doesn't recognize the sim, but it did let me skip that screen and continue set up. I have no issues with the phone and obviously the T-Mobile, VZW, and ATT SE's are all the same, but wondering if I got sent a "T-Mobile" phone and not a Sim Free SE. Either way it works wonderful on VZW and I'm loving every second of this phone.

    This is not a subtle brag or look at me another SE thread, just genuinely curious if you think my phone is a sim free SE or not.
     
  2. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a sim free se and it came empty of any sim. Sounds like you just a t mobile one by accident but it basically the same thing.
     
  3. got556 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's along my line of thinking also. No big deal to me as it really is the same thing, but I was just curious. May give the company I ordered it from, a heads up, that it's not the right phone so they don't ship any more of them that way.
     
  4. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Sure sounds like you got a T-Mobile iPhone SE. The way to verify which one you actually got is to check the box against the invoice.

    The key is to tell us the part number you actually received. Yea, it is the same Model A1162 for the SIM-free, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon but they all have different part numbers.

    Dave
     
  5. Jay43 macrumors member

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    What is the model number of your iphone ?
    You can check it in settings < general < about and is listed under model.

    With that information you can check whether you got a sim free or a t-mobile version.
     
  6. got556 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't know why I didn't think of that. Yep it's a T-Mobile SE....MLMA2LL/A. Oh well, it still works fine and I'm not going to sweat it.
     
  7. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Actually, the model will be the same, A1662. A T-Mobile unit will have a different part number than the SIM-free unit, that's the quickest way to check.

    Dave
     
  8. got556 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess that answers the question of whether a T-Mobile SE will be already unlocked to work on other carriers...so maybe this mishap answered a valuable question...
     

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