Buying other carrier phones and using them on Tmobile

Honza

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Apr 22, 2011
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If an iPhone 6 is in stock for another carrier at the Apple Store, any way to buy it for use on Tmobile?

Assuming that is possible, can I buy a Verizon iPhone and use it on Tmobile, and then switch to Verizon and use that phone?
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Yes, you can use a VZW iPhone 6/6+ on Tmobile. I went with VZW, stuck with them rather, because I understood that it gave me more carrier options. I called both Apple and VZW and they confirmed that you can go from VZW to Tmobile and back but if you get an AT&T phone, you cannot get to VZW on it. If that makes sense. That last part could be wrong...hell, I could be wrong all together. :)
 

Honza

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Original poster
Apr 22, 2011
76
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SF Bay Area
Yes, you can use a VZW iPhone 6/6+ on Tmobile. I went with VZW, stuck with them rather, because I understood that it gave me more carrier options. I called both Apple and VZW and they confirmed that you can go from VZW to Tmobile and back but if you get an AT&T phone, you cannot get to VZW on it. If that makes sense. That last part could be wrong...hell, I could be wrong all together. :)
So will the Apple Store sell you a Verizon phone and activate it on Tmobile, so I can make the switch to Verizon if I want to later?
 
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