apple store iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lefty224, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. lefty224 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2013
    1. what are the differences if i buy an unlocked, att and verizon versions?

    2. if i buy anyone of the 3 variations can i easily switch carriers and use the phone?

    3. if i'm currently with ATT and i want to switch to verizon down the road, which version should i get and how do i go about purchasing it at the apple store?

  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    This info is already in various threads, but somewhat scattered so I'll summarize:

    1: No physical difference. Same hardware on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon units. SIM-Free when it arrives will also be same hardware if Apple does the same as they did with the 5 and 5S. Sprint phones are a slightly different model, but only work on Sprint in the US so I wouldn't touch it if you're not a Sprint customer.

    2: Verizon version will work on AT&T, TMobile, or Verizon. Unlocked T-Mobile or unlocked AT&T will work on AT&T or T-Mobile. They'll also technically work on Verizon if you have an activated SIM on an existing Verizon account, but Verizon administrative restrictions prevent you from establishing new service and bringing your own non-Verizon phone. No technical reasons, just policy to not set up a phone that wasn't sold as a Verizon phone.

    3: Buy a full price Verizon phone. I suppose you could buy on contract and cancel the contract immediately also, work out the numbers to whichever is best in your favor. Others will need to chime in on this question, I don't consider Verizon an option as their coverage at my home is much worse than AT&T or T-Mobile. NOTE: I don't know how Verizon would treat a Verizon phone that's been off the ranch for a few months.
  3. o2breathe macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2014

    Is the tmobile version unlocked?

    If I buy the verizon version or unlocked version, will it be compatible with the current tmobile wifi calling?

    I intend to use it with tmobile, but i want it unlocked too.
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    It is if you buy it full price from the Apple store. Got mine, moved my AT&T SIM from my 5S to the 6, turned it on and was good to go (I set up as new, but you could restore from backup).

    Don't know about wifi calling, I imagine it will work fine if you have T-Mobile postpaid service. I don't so I can't validate.

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