FACTORY UNLOCKED

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  1. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    When can we expect a factory unlocked not link to any cell carrier?
     
  2. noobinator, Sep 13, 2016
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    noobinator macrumors 601

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    If you mean sim free then between now and next September.

    In reality, probably 2-4 weeks. Was 2 weeks last year.
     
  3. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    When you choose pay in full on Apple.com, you will see it says unlocked as below.

    Pay in full

    One-time payment$749.00
    • Unlocked
    • AppleCare+ sold separately
    • Works with your carrier and rate plan
     
  4. dagored macrumors 65816

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    Linked to any carrier or will work with any carrier?
     
  5. cynics macrumors G3

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    I believe he is referencing the sim free model.
     
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Was two weeks for the 6s, longer for previous phones.
     
  7. rain111 macrumors 6502a

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    there is a difference between Sim Free and Factory Unlocked...

    Sim-Free will get it with no SIM, but whatever SIM carrier you pick, will get locked to that.
    Factory Unlocked means Factory Unlocked, whatever SIM you pop into it, will work.

    Factory Unlock for me always, I don't want to be tight to 1 carrier if I decided to change at some point, and it is cheaper to get Sim-Only plan (this is in the UK at least).
     
  8. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I've never heard of a sim free iphone locking to a carrier in the US.
     
  9. rain111 macrumors 6502a

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    this is in the UK.
     
  10. ET iPhone Home thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I just want the official Factory Unlocked that will work with ATT/T-Mobile. When I got my 6+. the factory unlocked offered more radio bands for Asia.
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    Yes, that correct - SIM-FREE.
     
  11. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    That isn't true, Sim-free will remain unlocked even after you pick a carrier. You are probably talking about those built-in Apple sim card on the iPad Pro. Not sure about Europe that sim-free never gets locked in the U.S once activated.
     

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