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fjknat

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Dec 22, 2014
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Hi everybody :)

I bought iPhone 6 full price at Apple Store (Non-contract).
It included SIM Starter Kit of T-mobile.
I unbox iPhone and actived iPhone by mobile network (I used SIM Starter Kit included in iPhone).

Is my iPhone 6 unlocked or locked?

I don't live at USA, I just stay in the USA at the end of this week.

Pls help me (sos) :confused:

Thank everybody.
 
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CEmajr

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Dec 18, 2012
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Hi everybody :)

I bought iPhone 6 full price at Apple Store (Non-contract).
It included sim Starter of T-mobile.
I unlock box iPhone and active iPhone by mobile network (use sim Started included in iPhone).

Is my iPhone 6 unlocked or locked?

I don't live at USA, I just stay in the USA at the end of this week.

Pls help me (sos) :confused:

Thank everybody.

Its unlocked.
 

Chatter

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Jun 10, 2013
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Uphill from Downtown
Hi everybody :)

I bought iPhone 6 full price at Apple Store (Non-contract).
It included SIM Starter Kit of T-mobile.
I unbox iPhone and actived iPhone by mobile network (I used SIM Starter Kit included in iPhone).

Is my iPhone 6 unlocked or locked?

I don't live at USA, I just stay in the USA at the end of this week.

Pls help me (sos) :confused:

Thank everybody.

Its unlocked - dont worry!
 

Sketchr

macrumors 6502a
Jun 15, 2009
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So will the T-Mobile model work on both Verizon and AT&T just the same as their respective models sold via the Apple Store?
 

duaneu

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Jun 19, 2010
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Bellevue, WA
So will the T-Mobile model work on both Verizon and AT&T just the same as their respective models sold via the Apple Store?

It's all the same hardware, but you would have a problem with Verizon, as they won't activate a phone that's not in their database. If you had an already activated Verizon sim, it will work. No such issue with AT&T.
 

cc999

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Jul 15, 2008
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So will the T-Mobile model work on both Verizon and AT&T just the same as their respective models sold via the Apple Store?

You should have got the Verizon unlocked iPhone 6. That works with every carrier except Sprint. This supports more bands than the T-Mobile version. You will not have any problem with Verizon obviously.

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mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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It's all the same hardware, but you would have a problem with Verizon, as they won't activate a phone that's not in their database. If you had an already activated Verizon sim, it will work. No such issue with AT&T.

You should have got the Verizon unlocked iPhone 6. That works with every carrier except Sprint. This supports more bands than the T-Mobile version. You will not have any problem with Verizon obviously.

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This. The employees at apple do not understand this though. I specifically wanted the verizon model in case I decided to switch to them, or sold the phone to someone wanting to activate a new verizon account. They tried to get me to buy the t-mobile variant.
 

Sketchr

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Jun 15, 2009
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So to be clear, if I buy the full priced Verizon version at apple, I should have no issues with LTE or visual voice mail on AT&T or T-Mobile?

Thanks in advance....
 

617aircav

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Jul 2, 2012
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Op its unlocked. But you should really ask before buying if you are not sure. You are good to go though.

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So to be clear, if I buy the full priced Verizon version at apple, I should have no issues with LTE or visual voice mail on AT&T or T-Mobile?



Thanks in advance....


I have the Verizon model on Tmobile and have no issues.
 

didiee

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Nov 26, 2007
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The order of buying.....
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile = Att

Sprints phone potentially has a few more bands that some other country's smaller carriers may use. That being said, you will have problems using it other than Sprint in the US. So if you are traveling in US, or visit often, I would not even think about getting it.

From User eyoungren
"October 21, 2014 - Customer reports. Several customers have noted that the Sprint iPhone 6 and 6+ purchased full price at Apple stores have automatically come unlocked for international use. Domestic use is still locked however. It is suggested that to retain the international unlock, either activate the phone on an international SIM before ever inserting a Sprint SIM or insert an international SIM that has already been activated - again before ever using or inserting a Sprint SIM. This information is anecdotal so if you wish an international unlock and can test before making a final decision I would suggest doing so."


Verizon to me is the best option, since I live in the us and am on Verizon's network. And I can and in fact have used Att and Tmo SIM cards without any issues.
Tmo and Att pretty much are the same to me.
 
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mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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So to be clear, if I buy the full priced Verizon version at apple, I should have no issues with LTE or visual voice mail on AT&T or T-Mobile?

Thanks in advance....

Correct, everything will work just fine on t-mobile or at&t. I currently am using the verizon model with tmobile. Visual voicemail, wifi calling, and any other feature is there.

You do have to buy the model in store though. Online it will only let you buy the tmobile variant full price and with no contact.

to to clarify again for anyone wonering:

The verizon model will work on verizon, tmobile, and att. The major benefit is the verizon model can work on verizon if you decide to later switch to them as your provider. Also, if you sell the phone to someone who does not have an active verizon account, they can activate the phone on the verizon network.

the tmobile/att version will work on tmobile/att and also verizon, but only if you have an active verizon account. Since the phone is not a verizon phone, verizon will not activate a new line using anything other than a verizon model.

I am not 100% sure how the sprint model works.
 
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T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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So to be clear, if I buy the full priced Verizon version at apple, I should have no issues with LTE or visual voice mail on AT&T or T-Mobile?

Thanks in advance....

I've got my Verizon iPhone 6+ and my wife has a Verizon iPhone 5s on AT&T and we have no issues to report.
 
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