Full Priced Verizon 6s at Apple Store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nburwell, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. nburwell macrumors 68040

    nburwell

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    Since the Verizon models are GSM unlocked, I was planning on reserving and purchasing one at my local Apple Store to use on AT&T.

    Considering I don't have an account with Verizon, will it be as simple as going into the store, paying full price for the phone and walking out? I just wanted to see if anyone has had any issues this past weekend with this approach.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Why would you do that? Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but if you buy the AT&T model full price it will also be unlocked. Also the AT&T model has support for an LTE band that the Verizon model does not support. This year you want the AT&T model. In past years the Verizon model was the best one to get if you were switching carriers. Also the AT&T model will work with Verizon.

    Not 100% sure on what I said above, but that is my understanding. If I am incorrect maybe someone will correct me.
     
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    You are 100% correct, if you buy an AT&T model at the Apple store and purchase full price it will be unlocked, plus yes you do get the extra band 30 on the AT&T model.

    I have the AT&T model purchased outright, can confirm that it is unlocked as I have tested it with a Verizon nano sim card.
     
  4. nburwell, Sep 28, 2015
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    The only reason I'm doing this is because my local Apple Store only has Sprint and Verizon models in stock for reservation. Otherwise, I'd be going with the AT&T model at full price. I appreciate the reply though. I'll probably hold out for the AT&T model then. I was under the impression the Verizon model was the one to get again this year since that was the case with the 6.
     
  5. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    That is certainly a legitimate reason. If you can wait a little bit it may be worth holding out for the AT&T one as you said. Not sure how much the LTE band 30 will make a difference. I have heard some people say it will provide for better coverage in large populated areas like stadiums.
     

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