iPhone 6 Unlock?

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  1. kamran1998 macrumors member

    kamran1998

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    Hi,

    I plan on pre-ordering the iPhone 6 on Friday, I didn't see an unlock option on: http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone6 so I asked twice on live support chat if the T-Mobile iPhone 6 was unlocked and received two different answers. (Screen Shot Attached)
    However on Apple's spec page, it does list the price of an unlocked iPhone 6. (Screen Shot Attached)

    Can you ask on live chat and let me know what response you get? Or, do you know if the T-Mobile iPhone is unlocked?

    I am currently on ATT so is the T-mobile iPhone and the ATT iPhone the same? I am currently one year into my 2-year contract as I purchased the 5S last year. I could extend my 2-year contract for another 2-years and get my 6 for $449 and then unlock my phone using chronic unlocks or another company. But I don't want to be stuck with ATT for another 2-years.

    Do you know what time the pre-orders will begin? I am in California so pacific time.

    Lastly, do you know what information is required when pre-ordering so hopefully I have everything handy.

    Thanks
     

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  2. kamran1998 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just asked again and got this response
     

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  3. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    I just contacted and them and they said it is not unlocked.
     
  4. Database macrumors member

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    It is unlocked. I bought the "Tmobile" 5S last years release and used with AT&T. It will work. Don't listen to the people that don't know what they are talking about.
     
  5. kamran1998 thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you contact Apple? I asked and got mixed response.

    Also "database" do you think they are still offering it unlock as they did last year.
     
  6. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    My understanding was that T-Mobile phones are unlocked if you pay in full, but locked if you get them on a payment plan where they add a cost to your monthly bill. If you do the latter, they will unlock it some months into your agreement.

    However, I don't know if that is still true or not.

    The iPhone 5S page on the Apple Store definitely implies that the T-Mobile phone is unlocked.
     
  7. Database macrumors member

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    I have no reason to ask Apple. I know it's unlocked. You don't pay full price for a locked phone. Like I said, I did it last year. Put in AT&T sim, worked fine right off the bat. They do a poor job of clarifying this though.
     
  8. kamran1998 thread starter macrumors member

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    So, I won't have any issue using my 6 with att then if I buy t mobile? Is the phone the same like the bands for LTE and GMS?

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    Did they say the same thing last year?
     
  9. Database macrumors member

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    From what I can gather this year all carriers will have the same exact phones. There isn't a different cdma/gsm version.
     
  10. 0007776 Suspended

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    T-Mobile ones bought from Apple at full price are always unlocked. If you can get a Verizon one off contract the FCC requires that those ones are unlocked. Not sure if they will let you get a Verizon one off contract right away or not though.
     
  11. kamran1998 thread starter macrumors member

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    Really the same model? On Apple Specs they listed a few different models:

    Model A1549 (GSM)*
    Model A1522 (GSM)*

    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)

    Model A1549 (CDMA)*
    Model A1522 (CDMA)*

    CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)

    Model A1586*
    Model A1524*

    CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)

    TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)

    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)

    TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

    All models

    802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi

    Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

    NFC

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    Do you know if att and t-mobile share the same model number
     
  12. kamran1998 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there anyone else who has any additional confirmation to confirm the 6 t- mobile will be unlocked

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    I just asked another rep and he said "For unlocking to use with other carriers in the USA, you would need to contact T-Mobile directly." also they just took out "Unlock" from the tech specs. Could this mean it is different this year?
     
  13. Homer J. macrumors newbie

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    I got this ......
    [​IMG]
     
  14. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    T-Mobile iPhone Carrier Free purchased from APPLE = UNLOCKED. Just take out the T-Mobile simcard and restore. It will say unlocked and you NEVER have to sign up for T-Mobile when purchasing.

    T-Mobile iPhone Carrier Free purchased from T-Mobile = LOCKED despite paying full price and you have to wait 40-45 days to request for unlock because you have to sign up for T-Mobile
     

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