buying simlock free iPhone 6 in USA. Which one?

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  1. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    I will be travelling to the USA in a couple of weeks, and would like to buy a simlock free (no contract, full retail price) iPhone 6. I wanna use the iPhone 6 with my own sim here in Europe

    Which one should I buy at the Apple Store (New York)? I read something about AT&T, Verizon and TMobile
     
  2. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    Definitely go for a Verizon version.

    They are unlocked by default and can be used on GSM carriers (as well as Verizon).
     
  3. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for your reply. So I should just walk into the Apple Store and ask for a simlock/simfree Verizon iPhone 6. Is this correct?

    And I will be able to use that iPhone with my own European sim card?
     
  4. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Huh? You ask for unlocked version. It shouldn't bind with any carrier.
     
  5. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    haha...sorry for the confussion. I meant an simlockfree iPhone which I can simply use with my own sim from my (European) carrier
     
  6. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. You just ask for one at the apple store and pay full price instead of a subsidized one from AT&T, Verizon etc.
    you can even test it on the spot just to be sure. Your EU GSM sim should connect to AT&T network in the states.
    Otherwise, it will show as an invalid sim.
     
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  8. spriggiepoo macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 6 (simlock free)

    Do not buy the version one, I live here in Germany and just got back from New York Grand Central Station with 2 iPhone 6's, this is what you have to do. Call Grand Central Station Apple Store 001 (212) 284-1800 and order your iPhone 6 tell sales person you want the T-moble ones (they are the only iPhones simlock free) they will your credit card or debit card number for payment on the phone then you receive 2 messages one to confirm your order and 2 - 3 days later to let you know that you can pick them up, make sure to tell them Grand Central Station pickup
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Whatever you do, no matter how tempting in price, DO NOT BUY THE SPRINT VERSION!

    Full price for a Sprint phone means contract free only and that's all! Sprint phones are locked no matter how much or how little you pay for them.
     
  10. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    haha thanks for your tips. Got mine around 6 weeks ago. The TMobile Full Retail Price
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'm guessing by "version" you might have been referring to Verizon? If so, that is completely factory unlocked as well--basically the same phone as the T-Mobile one with one small addition that it can also run on Verizon's network too.

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    And, yeah, based on the thread and dates seems like this was taken care of weeks ago, as this post confirms. Glad it worked out.
     

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