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dysert

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 4, 2006
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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?
 

iDan187

macrumors newbie
Sep 12, 2015
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Uk
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?
 

DeApp1e

macrumors 6502
May 1, 2015
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United Kingdom
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
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
It's come locked to ATT you have to call ATT to unlock it for you, Verizon come unlocked for GSM

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.
 

Broadus

macrumors 65816
Oct 26, 2011
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Upstate SC
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.

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.
 

CVUSA

macrumors regular
Jun 15, 2009
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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.)
 

rockitdog

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Mar 25, 2013
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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....
 

phpmaven

macrumors 68040
Jun 12, 2009
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San Clemente, CA USA
The
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.
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.
 
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