How can I buy iphone X with Verizon as carrier in full price and use TMobile Sim card?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xjin, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. xjin macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2017
    los angeles
    Hi all,

    Since I travel internationally often, so I need to buy the iphone X model which supports both LTE and CDMA wireless networks. Since there is no iphone X Sim Free available right now, the iphone X for Verizon seems to be the best choice. However, since I use TMobile sim card in my current phone, thus I'm wondering if the following way is feasible in order to use the iphone X Verizon: I firstly buy in apple store the iphone X with Verizon as carrier with full price (here I shall provide my friend's verizon account number), then I use my friend's Verizon sim card to activate the iphone X after receiving it. Then after activation, I insert my TMobile sim card to use.

    Is above way possible? Is there anything wrong in it? Or, can I just activate the iphone X with Verizon as carrier using my TMobile sim card?

    Looking for your kind help! Thanks in advance!
  2. Pumpy8x macrumors newbie


    Oct 27, 2017
    no need to insert Verizon sim card initially, if you do it your friend's phone will be disconnected and his number will be moved to the new sim card.

    Simply insert your sim card right away since the phone is unlocked out of the box.
  3. phantomtech macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012
  4. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010
    Yes, just make sure you have model A1865 which is the dual band version.

    I wound up purchasing a Sprint version of this phone, just popped in my AT&T Sim card, absolutely no problems. You can also call Apple directly and give them your serial number and they will tell you that the phone is completely unlocked if you have a concern.
  5. xjin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2017
    los angeles
    Thanks for the reply! So that means I can theoretically use sim card from any carriers to activate the iphone X of Verizon version, correct?
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    Got it! Thanks a lot!

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