AT&T and T-Mobile customers should buy Verizon version

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wildonrio, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. wildonrio macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    The Verizon version is GSM unlocked and will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and all other GSM carriers worldwide. Therefore, as long as you don't need subsidized pricing, it's a no brainer to get the Verizon version if only for the resale value alone.

    This being said, I don't believe you can buy a full price Verizon version at preorder. I believe you can get one at the store without them checking to make sure you're actually a Verizon customer, but I'm not sure there. Can anyone confirm?
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    How about if you don't plan on changing carriers you get the phone for your carrier? Leave the Verizon phone for Verizon subscribers. I doubt Apple will have more available, so you're only going to cause a massive shortage after launch and no one will be happy.
  3. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    yeah its hard to fault somebody for wanting to get the most resale value with the same amount of money.
  4. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    I believe the T-Mobile version is also unlocked.
  5. AndroidKing macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2014
    No one should support Verizon regardless of phone brand. Just got out from under those bloodsuckers.
  6. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2007
    Go here:

    There isn't a different model number for the CDMA version. To me, it looks like all the US models are the same? I.e. a T-mobile unlocked should work on Verizon, also?
  7. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    People keep saying this, but where do we buy an off-contract VZW iP6? They're not on the Apple Store.
  8. Minhimalism macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2012
    If you are on T-Mobile or AT&T and need a GSM unlocked phone, just buy the T-Mobile one.. there is no sense in buying the Verizon one because the full-price T-Mobile one is unlocked, too.
  9. pragmatous, Sep 10, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014

    pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012
    Actually it's a crapy bill so never mind.

  10. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    Even if the radios are active on the GSM versions (traditionally they haven't been), Verizon refuses to activate any non-Verizon devices on its network.
  11. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    Interesting change from the 5S if it is correct. 5S Verizon worked on any GSM but GSM (ATT/T-MO) did not work on Verizon.
  12. pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012
    Agreed: I'm slowly getting off of Verizons spoiled chicken cock.

  13. questionmark32 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    It seems like the only way to get a Verizon iphone 6 at full price to ask a family member or a friend who does not have upgrade eligibility to buy the phone at full price. I checked my wife's upgrade eligibility on the apple website and it said she can not get a discount, but can purchase the phone at full price.
  14. pragmatous macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2012

    while it's a crappy bill the point is there that it'll be looked at in the future anyway.

    Bottom line is - avoid Verizon and you'll be fine.


    iPhone 6 Plus
    Model A1522 (GSM)
    Model A1522 (CDMA)

    It looks to me that the GSM and CDMA models are exactly the same phone. Apple appears to be getting ready to make their phones work with any carrier to be compliant with regulations that I feel is coming to have all phones unlocked for all carriers.

  15. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    Or buy the AT&T phone on the Next plan and unlock it when you want to sell it.
  16. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    I too will be jumping the ship from Big Red. Going to tmobile and use that unlimited talk text and data and join Jump so I can start upgrading annually
  17. AndroidKing macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2014
    Dude, t-mobile unlimited is freaking amazing. So fast. Yeah there are areas outside of Dallas where it drops down in speed but so did Verizon. And on average it's actually faster then Verizon.

    More importantly is the price. $80 a month for streaming youtube, netflix and CNN without worrying about data feels so free. I was stuck on a 4gb plan with Verizon during the World Cup paying $130-$140 and said enough was enough. Plus the jump program is awesome for device protection and upgrading. Even if you are a poor college student you can get a $50 or $60 plan and still unlimited internet (though throttled) and stream music without cutting into your data plan. :cool:
  18. wildonrio, Sep 10, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014

    wildonrio thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    Except the T-Mobile one won't work on Verizon but the Verizon one will work on T-Mobile.

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