iPhone 6 Plus Verizon is Unlocked!

kendu2412

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Sep 14, 2012
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After wait at Apple Store over night, the door open and they said NO 6+ WITH T MOBILE HERE. So mad but remember Verizon unlocked GSM and ask them buy 6+ with VERIZON FULL PRICE and they said yes, no problem. Yayyy.
Got home and take out Verizon sim and put T Mobile sim in slot , turn on and bamp . Got signal with LTE service too. Tried with AT&T sim and my country sim ( Viettel ) , all got servce.

So, if anyone here cant buy T Mobile at Apple Store, try Verizon with full price, that unlocked too.

Will post pic later at lunch time, now have to work.

If somebody knew that, ok. Just in case for SOME BODY DONT KNOW....
 

Frasern1

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Oct 10, 2011
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After wait at Apple Store over night, the door open and they said NO 6+ WITH T MOBILE HERE. So mad but remember Verizon unlocked GSM and ask them buy 6+ with VERIZON FULL PRICE and they said yes, no problem. Yayyy.
Got home and take out Verizon sim and put T Mobile sim in slot , turn on and bamp . Got signal with LTE service too. Tried with AT&T sim and my country sim ( Viettel ) , all got servce.

So, if anyone here cant buy T Mobile at Apple Store, try Verizon with full price, that unlocked too.

Will post pic later at lunch time, now have to work.
Well I mean...duh. All Verizon LTE devices are unlocked.
 
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Fattytail

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Yeah, sorry to bust your bubble, OP. This has been known for a while already. It's federal law for Verizon phones to be unlocked.
 
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Trey M

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I think what will be interesting to find out here quickly is if the Verizon iPhone 6/6+ is more GSM friendly than the iPhone 5 and 5s were with LTE bands. For example, on the iPhone 5 Verizon you could put an ATT sim and get service, however not LTE service. With the new device supporting so many LTE bands, it'll be interesting to see whether these new bands will allow access for most if not all GSM carriers in the US. I've always said the Verizon iPhone is the one to buy off contract regardless of carrier, so it'll be interesting to see if the same proves true with the iPhone 6.
 
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aajeevlin

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I think what will be interesting to find out here quickly is if the Verizon iPhone 6/6+ is more GSM friendly than the iPhone 5 and 5s were with LTE bands. For example, on the iPhone 5 Verizon you could put an ATT sim and get service, however not LTE service. With the new device supporting so many LTE bands, it'll be interesting to see whether these new bands will allow access for most if not all GSM carriers in the US. I've always said the Verizon iPhone is the one to buy off contract regardless of carrier, so it'll be interesting to see if the same proves true with the iPhone 6.

This is the right question to ask. We already know Verizon iPhones are unlocked already. Not sure if calling unlocked is even the right word. It's simply not locked to start with.
 
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techiebug

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Oct 20, 2013
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Wow I just know this. So you guys are saying if I bought a verizon iPhone, I could use it on the GSM carriers. However, if I bought a Tmo / ATT iphone, I can't use it on CDMA carrier like verizon. Am I correct?
 
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Buffaluphagus

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Sep 12, 2014
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So whats the benefit of buying a specific tmobile phone? Wouldn't it be smarter to buy verizon if it can be used on both?
 
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aajeevlin

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I thought that Verizon phones are not GSM thus no sim card is used in those phones?
The introduction of LTE was the start of having SIM cards in Verizon iPhone. Few examples:

1. Sold an iPhone 5 to a friend overseas in Asia. I know for fact he uses SIM card to operate on a GSM network, as they have very few CDMA carriers.

2. I personally have a T-mobile SIM card that I use to test T-mobile coverages from time to time. I have a Verizon iPhone 5 (I know because I'm still under contract). No problem at all.

3. One of my best friend who is an India, we are in the same family plan. He has an Verizon iPhone 5, and when he goes to India for a visit he would simply swap out his SIM card and use the GSM network over there.
 
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jwcdis

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Sep 17, 2014
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Exactly what confuses me. Can I use T mobile phone on CDMA network?
The Verizon model includes CDMA and GSM. Tmobile will work for the GSM portion. I can confirm AT&T LTE will work inside the Verizon CDMA model for 6+
 
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