iPhone 6s Sim Free

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Clay13ton, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Clay13ton macrumors newbie

    Clay13ton

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    #1
    So the only answer I need as of right now is how long until the Sim Free version of the iPhone 6s comes out? I don't carry any of those four major carriers but I do want the phone. How long is this going to take because I want it soon, haha.
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    #3
    No idea. Previous releases were only a month or 2. Last year, IIRC, it was January before the unlocked version came out.
     
  3. sandiegosouthpaw macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2015
    Location:
    San Diego
    #4
    All but the AT&T model are the unlocked version if you pay full price for the phone. Just pop out the included SIM and have it. I'm using my US "T-Mobile" iPhone in Italy to type this. Same deal with "Verizon/Sprint" phones. You want model number A1688 / MKT82LL/A.
     
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #5
    the sim free model is the AT&T model. A1633 for the 6S so thats the one you want.
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    #6
    Actually AT&T models are unlocked if purchased full price directly from Apple store. It is locked if you purchase full from the AT&T store and you have to request an unlock.
     
  6. sandiegosouthpaw macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2015
    Location:
    San Diego
    #7
    I do not agree. The AT&T model includes LTE band 30 and has reduced CDMA support, as documented by other replies in this thread. I'm not sure why people who don't own the phone are so sure of what they "know". I'm typing in the flipping phone now.
     
  7. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #8
    Just because you are typing on it doesn't mean you know whether it supports CDMA or not. My understanding is the AT&T model does support CDMA, but I'm mostly going off what I read here.
     
  8. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #9
    What are you talking about? My att phone works just fine with Verizon and was unlocked upon activation
     
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #10
    Dude, Look on Apples website. The Sim free model is A1633 and says it can be activated on all GSM/ CDMA carriers. Why should Apple release a sim free iPhone with reduced CDMA? LOL. And 1633 is the ATT model so they are the same.
     
  10. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    #11
    Ummm, where are you getting that the AT&T Model has reduced CDMA support?

    According to Apple.com's technical specifications
    https://www.apple.com/iphone-6s/specs/

    Model A1633*
    Model A1634*

    LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
    TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
    TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    Model A1688*
    Model A1687*

    LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29)
    TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
    TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    ------------

    They look identical to me, with the exception of LTE Band 30
     
  11. Cergman macrumors 6502a

    Cergman

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Location:
    my tesla
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    #13
    Yes
     
  13. Cergman macrumors 6502a

    Cergman

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Location:
    my tesla
    #14
    Been trying to get my hands on one from two different apple stores since 8am this morning. All SIM free plus models were available right at 8, but my appleid wouldn't work (later found out the password expired). Used a family members instead and the reservation was already taken.
    Need to exchange my launch day 6s+ (T-Mobile) because of real screen issues (not the brightness bs). Return period is quickly escaping, I hope they're lenient.
     
  14. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    #15
    If you got it on your launch day. 9/9 should be the last day to return. You can try returning it today and see if they allow it. I know some are lenient and some aren't so it depends on who you get for the sales specialist.

    Good luck.
     
  15. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
  16. Cergman macrumors 6502a

    Cergman

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Location:
    my tesla
    #17
    9/9?
     
  17. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    #18
    As in 9/9/15, which was yesterday (Friday)
     
  18. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    #19
    You're in the wrong month
     
  19. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    #20
    Sorry, Crap, I meant 10/9/15...brain fart.

    Thanks.
     
  20. Anneks macrumors member

    Anneks

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Location:
    UK
    #21
    Sim free versions are available in the Apple Store now
     
  21. Cergman macrumors 6502a

    Cergman

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Location:
    my tesla
    #22
    Just exchanged my T-Mobile 6s Plus for a sim free one at the Apple Store because of some dead pixels and the lack of band 30. Make sure you make a reservation if you're expecting to buy one because the Apple Store has very little. One showed up at my store at 11:30 and I snatched it.
     

Share This Page