Are there any downsides to buying an unlocked iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bill Av, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Bill Av macrumors member

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    Since Verizon no longer subsidizes the iPhone, I was thinking about going for the unlocked version. Seems like the upside is complete carrier freedom without any downside.
     
  2. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon versions are already unlocked by default (as of iPhone 5).
     
  4. Bill Av thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't know that. But I don't think that the Verizon version has all the bands that the unlocked version has.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There can be differences in bands when it comes to the SIM-Free version (assuming that's what you are talking about).
     
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  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sell what? Why? :confused:
     
  8. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    you going to keep it for the rest of your life?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can do all kinds of things with it, you don't have to sell it. That aside, how does that relate to what's being discussed?
     
  10. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Um Verizon still offers 2 year contracts you just have to buy the phone from Verizon directly.
     
  11. Spink10 Suspended

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    User is in the wrong forum. :)
     
  12. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    People will pay WAY more for an unlocked phone
     
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  14. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    lol I'm assuming this is a joke? or you don't know what we're talking about
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure an unlocked phone would generally bring in more. It doesn't really seem that's what that user was saying though.
     

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