Buying a unlocked iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by matheusmantuano, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. matheusmantuano macrumors newbie

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    If I buy a iPhone 5 at a US Apple Retail Store with full-price of AT&T GSM, it will be without contract and unlocked( I can use it with a chip from another carrier) ?

    Ps:I'm desperate!!!!!
     
  2. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    Buy as device only, however may not be easy to find.
     
  3. matheusmantuano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do I have to say to Apple's seller ? And why will it be so difficult ?
     
  4. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    Because they are short in supply.

    That 10PM reservation is for new line or upgrade of an existing line. So in practice usually AT&T/GSM iPhone are usually sold out unless a store has a large shipment.

    If you go in the morning and they have spare stock to sell, just say you want to buy as device only.
     
  5. matheusmantuano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I buy a iPhone 5 off contract, can I connect in iTunes and it will unlock ?

    Thanks
     
  6. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    yes
     
  7. Virgo macrumors 6502

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    This is what I'm trying to do, but I live in NYC and it's impossible to find them in stock yet :/.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If you're okay with contract, just buy the phone and then get it mocked through vendors on eBay. I ended up going the unlock_fusion route and my iPhone 5 is now Apple-unlocked.
     
  9. nanchen242 macrumors newbie

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    The 5 apple stores here in NYC wont let anyone buy it w.o a contract anymore :-( i tired so many times
     
  10. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    Bought an AT&T iPhone 5 16GB at an Apple Retail store on Saturday. Restored the iPhone and received the Congratulations Unlocked message on iTunes. Haven't tested it out, but it seems like it will unlock it without AT&T's request.
     
  11. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68000

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    did you activate it with your non ATT sim??
     

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