Carrier iPhone 6 full price buy at Apple Store lock or unlock?

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  1. fjknat, Dec 22, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014

    fjknat macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2014
    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.
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Its unlocked.
  3. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    Its unlocked - dont worry!
  4. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    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?
  5. duaneu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    Bellevue, WA
    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.
  6. cc999 macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    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.

  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    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.
  8. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    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....
  9. 617aircav Suspended

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


    I have the Verizon model on Tmobile and have no issues.
  10. didiee, Dec 23, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014

    didiee macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2007
    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.
  11. mattopotamus, Dec 23, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014

    mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    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.
  12. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    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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