Buying an Iphone 7 Plus or SE At Best Buy Unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MikeinTeaneck, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. MikeinTeaneck macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2017
    I have read some forums that although you have the option to pay full price from Best Buy for the current Iphone lineup, actually more than retail in some cases, the phones are unactivated and inserting any sim in them after purchase locks them to that particular carrier whether it be AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, there are no options for Tmobile, or other carriers that make use of an unlocked phone. I have a $500 best Buy gift card and would rather use that on a new Iphone for family member than pay Apple cash. Does anybody have any experience with Best Buy and being able to to get their phones unlocked after they paid more than full price and use them with TMobile? Any help would be appreciated
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Make sure to activate it on Verizon first when activating. This will keep the phone remained factory unlocked. Then you can insert T-mobile card in there after.
  3. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    Yep, ask them to throw a spare Verizon sim in first on first boot up. This will unlock it forever. This is what I did before putting my T-Mobile sim in. Works perfectly.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011

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