iPhone 5S T-Mobile contract free the same as buying AT&T full priced?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ronaldcastillo, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    Ordered a iPhone 5s 16GB Gold (GSM) T-Mobile Unlocked through Apple.com. Just wanna make sure that it'll work with AT&T, as would it be the same as buying a AT&T 5s full priced?
  2. mjcxp macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    No one knows. Originally it said unlocked but that wording has now been removed. We will find out when someone inserts a sim card from at&t...
  3. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Order says unlocked so it has to be unlocked.
  4. Dawgy macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012
    It still says unlocked on the right pane when you select a model, and my order confirmation email also says unlocked.
  5. srsub3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2013
    My order says unlocked, so if it happens to be locked I will start calling them every minute and showing up to the apple store.... however in the notes it says also that it works with international sims so....
  6. JodyK macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2010
    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    I suspect so but since Tmobile is now an official carrier and does have some different bands it's not 100%.

    I bought a sim free / full price iPhone 5 ATT last year on launch day and it was unlocked and I put in my at the time non official Tmobile sim and it worked. Once they became official carrier and refarmed their spectrum it says 4G on it.

    Now you run risk on getting a Tmobile version and only getting 4G on ATT and not LTE. But if it is unlocked it will work with ATT just may effect internet speed thats all.
  7. DarkSel macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2012
    LTE will work with every cell carrier. The T-Mobile 5S is identical in every possible way to the AT&T version.
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Yeah the T mobile and AT&T unlocked have the exact same bands, and are identical.
  9. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tacoma, WA
    Should be unlocked.. I just waited on the phone for 30+ minutes.. They still aren't able to confirm, but this screenshot should help if I need to contact Apple Care if the phone is indeed locked.

    He also waived the $10 expedited shipping fee for the long hold time!! :D

    Also, rep mentioned that the iPhone is shipping from China.

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  10. jpiszcz macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
    Looks like it will work just fine!
  11. mjcxp macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008

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  12. FIVE86 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2013
    Apple is redirecting all questions to T-Mobile now.

  13. DarkSel macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2012
    Can anyone call T-Mobile to ask?

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