Can anyone confirm ATT Device Only iP6 unlocked?

BruiserB

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Has anyone tried an ATT device only phone purchased at Apple Store with a different SIM to confirm it's unlocked?

I'm in line and have 2 reserved. Hoping to use on Tmobile. I'm confident but confirmation would be nice! Thanks.
 

idealcheese

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How did you preorder an ATT phone without upgrading or opening a new line? This is what I would have preferred to do, but I had to choose a new line.
 

BruiserB

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I didn't preorder. I showed up this morning and they are going through the line taking reservations for the daily stock.

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I actually hoped for VZ models as they'd be most versatile for resale, but they only had a gold one left when it was my turn to reserve. They were out of all Tmobile but had all ATT so that's what I picked.
 

idealcheese

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Oh cool, lucky you. I wonder if I can cancel the new line order and switch to "device only" when I pick mine up?
 

BruiserB

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You could try....post what you find out....I've been curious about that as a preordering strategy. :)

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I'm getting 6 pluses. They seem to have plenty of regular 6.
 

Applefiend87

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You could try....post what you find out....I've been curious about that as a preordering strategy. :)

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I'm getting 6 pluses. They seem to have plenty of regular 6.
I will try to keep you posted.

If i miss on tmobile ill be getting an AT&T. I hear stay away from verizon/sprint
 

Coleman2010

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Any AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon "Device Only" iPhones sold at an Apple retail store are unlocked. Make sure you ask for "Device Only."

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I will try to keep you posted.

If i miss on tmobile ill be getting an AT&T. I hear stay away from verizon/sprint
Verizon is also unlocked for GSM.
 

BruiserB

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I will try to keep you posted.



If i miss on tmobile ill be getting an AT&T. I hear stay away from verizon/sprint

VZ is fine but avoid sprint.

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Any AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon "Device Only" iPhones sold at an Apple retail store are unlocked. Make sure you ask for "Device Only."

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Verizon is also unlocked for GSM.

I know it should be (5S was)....just hoping for confirmation from someone who bought this morning.
 

BruiserB

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I'm 3 people from getting in store. I will happily confirm when I get home!
 

BruiserB

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OK it's confirmed!!

I'm home and I just put my T-mobile SIM in the phone and as soon as I turned on it got signal and said LTE but didn't say which carrier. I put in my wifi password and it said activating. Then T-mobile appeared as the carrier! Now restoring from my 5S backup!
 

BruiserB

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So no issue using other carriers internationally/domestic?

Doesn't appear to be. Seems like same setup as last year. I don't have an active foreign sim to try. Hopefully someone else can verify. But I would say there is a 99% chance of no issues.

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Additionally my carrier now says "T-mobile wifi" so no issue with wifi calling working on a ATT phone either!
 

fable

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Doesn't appear to be. Seems like same setup as last year. I don't have an active foreign sim to try. Hopefully someone else can verify. But I would say there is a 99% chance of no issues.

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Additionally my carrier now says "T-mobile wifi" so no issue with wifi calling working on a ATT phone either!
This is great news. I have been trying to get this answered since very early this morning. There is so much miss-information out there around this and all of it is based on rumors. Good to know someone tested.

Any chance we can get some pics so I can tell some doubters I was right? :) I haven't been able to get my hands on an ATT ip6 yet.
 

djinn

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On Verizon, can you be on a call and use data at the sametime? The Verizon 5s failed on this, hope they resolved this with 6/6 plus.
 

djinn

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I dont think that is a device specific problem, I think thats a problem with CDMA which is the technology Verizon uses.
Sorry, I should've been more clear. My bad. The Android phones are able to use data on LTE and Voice on 3G (cdma). I was just curious if the new iphone can do it.
 

techiebug

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Can anyone enlighten me on this... So if you buy a Verizon phone, you can use it on Tmo and ATT too right. So I buy Tmo version, can I use it on Verizon which is CDMA?
 
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