iPhone 5 for T-Mobile HELP!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by traycraycray, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. traycraycray macrumors newbie

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    Hello All!

    I am trying to research how I will be able to use an AT&T iPhone 5 on T-Mobile. This is what I am understanding so far:

    I will need to buy a iPhone from an Apple store full price and there is a way on iTunes to unlock the AT&T iphone? (By clicking restore?).

    Now I am reading that I will need an AT&T sim card to activate the phone first. Can someone please walk me step by step on how I would be able to successfully use an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    All you need to do is buy an AT&T or Verizon iphone 5 full price.
    Then just cut your tmobile sim or get a tmobile nanosim and stick it in. That's it.
    You dont need any restores or AT&T sims.
     
  3. traycraycray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!!
     
  4. traycraycray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, I've had my iPhone 5 for about a few weeks now and it completely works fine on T-Mobile..

    However, I did not do anything to "unlock" the phone.

    It is originally an AT&T phone.. As long as it works on my T-Mobile network, it means it is unlocked.. correct?
     
  5. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it's unlocked. This means it can be used with any GSM carrier in the world.
     
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    If it works totally fine on Tmobile already you have nothing to worry about.
     

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