Difference in Verizon & unlocked 6S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vcof2005, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. vcof2005 macrumors member

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    So I've been looking on swappa to buy a 6S and I'm noticing people asking if its a Verizon phone or an Unlocked phone. Is there a difference in the two models and do I need to be looking for a specific model? I will be using it with Verizon. Thanks to all for your help.
     
  2. GalFieri macrumors regular

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    There are a few different models of the iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) because they support different LTE bands. I'm not exactly sure what they're asking (because Verizon iPhones are technically unlocked), but you can check here. http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
     
  3. 617aircav Suspended

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    I have the Verizon 6s and I'm using with simple mobile. Some people will see a difference in an att unlocked phone vs one from Apple even though they are the same. It's just them.
     
  4. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, there are differences, a Verizon model is already registered to Verizon and should work with Verizon as long as it has not been blacklisted based on it's ESN/IMEI/MEID. You will want use the Swapp Check https://swappa.com/esn to verify.

    The SIM-Free and the AT&T / T-Mobile / Sprint units should work just fine but it may take a few tries to get a Verizon rep to register it to the network since it is not already whitelisted like a Verizon model would be.

    Dave
     

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