Carrier Can't Remember if Unlocked Phones Available Day of Launch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PTVMan, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, despite having gotten a new iPhone on every launch day since 2007 I can't remember if unlocked/no carrier phones are available on launch day? When the 6 is launched I'd love to go unlocked because I'm so sick of the various carriers and their overpriced plans, and also want the ability immediately to travel internationally and use various SIMs while abroad. Can anyone remember if unlocked phones were available for iPhone 5S on launch day? Thanks!
     
  2. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

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    just get one off verizon they're unlocked from day one
     
  3. Jack snakeskin macrumors member

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    Below this thread there is a place called "similar threads" check it out;)
     
  4. PTVMan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But I'd still have to sign a 2-year contract. And, isn't it still true that the Verizon iPhones aren't capable of simultaneous voice and data?

    I read those threads but all had pretty dated information.
     
  5. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

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    do you?can't you buy it outright from verzion day of launch?
     
  6. PTVMan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good question - I don't know.
     
  7. PFKMan23 macrumors regular

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    You could just tell them you want a "device only." I've seen it work successfully the past few launch days.
     
  8. 1981d macrumors regular

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    Verizon iPhones can do both voice and data, they just have to use a network capable of providing it. I'm using my VZW 5s on Straight Talk (ATT Sim) and I get the simultaneous voice/data functionality just fine.
     
  9. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

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    yep,go to verizon i highly doubt they would be selling it with contracts only/upgrading customers.if not you could always go on craigslist but expect to pay a bit for it..
     

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