Found a 7+ 256 in stock, BUT...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sealos, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. sealos macrumors regular

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    It is for T-Mobile via the IUP. But here is the rub. I'm on AT&T.

    Can I still purchase it via IUP and pay the monthly fee and use it on AT&T? OR do I have to have an actual T-Mobile plan?

    Will I have to purchase the phone outright to use on AT&T?

    Thanks,
    Sealos
     
  2. Velin macrumors 65816

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    I would pass. The best "carrier" iPhone to get right now is the Verizon phone, as it is unlocked. There are several threads about this, I would read them before purchasing a T-Mobile phone when you don't use T-Mobile.
     
  3. csmith1289 macrumors member

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    You would need to have the phone unlocked to use it on AT&T, so it would have to be paid in full... I don't think Apple is doing that currently but I'm not sure.
     
  4. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I thought all phones on Apples purchase plan were unlocked from day 1. The only issue I see is if they check if you're really a customer and if not then they'd stop you from buying it.
     
  5. csmith1289 macrumors member

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    That is correct, they are unlocked, my mistake!
     
  6. rainafterthesun macrumors 6502

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    You can if you go through a few steps...
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    They are all unlocked. The Verizon is just a world phone because of CDMA. But regardless, they all come unlocked via IUP.
     
  8. sealos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know if I could activate with a T-Mobile pre-paid SIM?
     
  9. sealos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just back from picking up the phone.

    Wound up having to buy it outright. Happy to finally have the phone I wanted.
     
  10. gadgetfreaky macrumors 6502a

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    Yes same phone
     

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