Apple purchased phone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by StarShot, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. StarShot macrumors 6502a

    StarShot

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    Does a phone purchased from Apple if paid in full come unlocked even if it's say an ATT model? In other words, if I were to purchase such a phone, could I then resell it as unlocked for any carrier?
     
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  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    Get ATT to unlock it. Only took a couple of days for them to unlock mine.
     
  4. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Make sure to be clear that it won't work on CDMA networks such as Verizon.
     
  5. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    Phones purchased direct from Apple at full price are unlocked. If you are looking for a phone that will work on all carriers, make sure you buy the Verizon or Sprint models. The ATT/T-Mobile version does not work on CDMA carriers.
     
  6. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    All phones purchased from Apple are "full price", however if you use Apple installment plans, they are still unlocked as it says on their site you can use with any carrier. I plan on ordering the X through Apple for this reason, as if I order form T-mobile they will lock me to their network, and if I am paying installments it will be locked until paid off.
     
  7. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry I meant if you order from them and select pay in full (or using iPhone upgrade program as you mentioned) rather than carrier financing. If you select carrier financing, which is definitely an option when buying direct from Apple, the phone will be locked to that network.
     
  8. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Correct :)

    I think many should consider Apple's upgrade program, as it includes apple care, and zero down payment. From what it looks like (as I have T-mobile) They will be requesting a hefty down payment, and then charge $30/mo for the phone.
     
  9. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah... my friend had to put $300 down on her 8 Plus from T-Mobile.

    I had to put $0 down with Verizon.
     

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