Are full price no contract iphones unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dysert, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. dysert macrumors regular

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    Wondering if you pay a no contract price for iPhone if it is unlocked regardless of current AT&T contract status?
     
  2. iDan187 macrumors newbie

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    Are you in USA? I've never been over there, but it shocks me how many people ask this question.

    Without question, surely if you pay for the device, it is then your device, and no carrier has any right what so ever to put a lock on it?

    Can't you just buy your iPhones sim free direct from Apple over there?
     
  3. AttilaTheHun macrumors 6502a

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    It's come locked to ATT you have to call ATT to unlock it for you, Verizon come unlocked for GSM
     
  4. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    I was told by AT&T this morning that if you buy the phone at full price, then it will not be locked.
     
  5. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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    In the UK, any iPhone purchased from Apple is unlocked. Although, this probably doesn't apply to you, so this is a pointless comment haha
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you buy it full price anywhere but Apple it will be locked still to att but a very easy way to unlock by submitting an online request.
    If you pay full price for an att phone from the Apple Store it will be unlocked with no further need to do anything.
     
  7. sleek881 macrumors regular

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    The same applies here in Australia
     
  8. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    I wish that Apple and Apple Store customer service reps could learn this. All that I've communicated with say the first wave of 6s's will be locked to the carrier even if paid in full. With the agreement which the carriers have with the FCC, I don't see how that can be possible.
     
  9. CVUSA macrumors member

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    Here the infor from apple webpage .
    http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone6s


    (When I buy from apple.com, does my iPhone come ready to use?
    Yes, if you have selected an iPhone for use on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. When your iPhone arrives, all you have to do is turn it on and follow the onscreen instructions to set it up. If you have selected an iPhone for T-Mobile, it will come with the appropriate nano-SIM, but you will need to contact T-Mobile or visit an Apple Store to activate your iPhone. If you have selected an unlocked GSM phone, you can insert your own nano-SIM card or obtain one from the supported GSM carrier of your choice and activate it in order to use your iPhone.)
     
  10. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I'm curious now, I have a t-mobile iPhone from best buy that was paid for in full (only way best buy sells them). Wonder if it's unlocked....
     
  11. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    The
    The reps are clueless. I had one last week try and convince me that you couldn't buy a phone at full price for the first 2 months that the 6S is available.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    The sim free version of the iPhone 6/6 plus wasn't available until January.
     

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