iPhone X Sim Free?

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  1. nviz22 macrumors 603

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    Out of the current iPhone X models, which one could work the best on T-Mobile and still have flexibility for a CDMA carrier if a Verizon becomes cheaper with newer plans or its prepaid plans? Do I need a SIM free model and when is it realistic to expect one?

    What modem do all the iPhone X models use? Intel or Qualcomm?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you purchase a Verizon iphone X then you'd be fine.
     
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Verizon is the way to go. Verizon/Sprint uses Qualcomm. T-mobile and AT&T uses Intel. When the sim-free model comes out in the U.S it will be using Qualcomm.
     
  4. drdoomsday2028 macrumors newbie

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    How much of a hassle is it to get my Verizon iPhone activated on my sprint line?
     
  5. richard371 macrumors 68020

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    If you do the Apple upgrade payments your screwed. If you pay outright go with Verizon model.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It might be a pain.
    I heard Sprint doesn't like to activate other carriers devices on their network.
     
  7. drdoomsday2028 macrumors newbie

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    But in reality isn’t the sim free the same exact as the Verizon/sprint model? I mean would it be a hassle to activate the sim free also?
     
  8. AmexGG macrumors regular

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    Sprint makes everything a hassle, ask anyone who's dealt with them in store by chat or over the phone
     
  9. drdoomsday2028 macrumors newbie

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    Oh I have dealt with them but I keep it to a very minimum.
     
  10. AmexGG macrumors regular

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    It will be nice when CDMA disappears and you can just use any phone you own with any sim/service.
     
  11. drdoomsday2028 macrumors newbie

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    If true that wont happen for a while but some carriers may still make it a pain to do such
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's a good approach:D
    Unless you really need something from them and then you'll get the runaround.
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    It's not the same thing.
    The Verizon one is sold as a Verizon phone and displayed as such in the database.
    The sim free is listed differently.
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    Or you could just use gsm carriers and not bother with dinosaur cdma tech:D
     
  13. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'l go Verizon then unless they have a Sim free iPhone X soon. Thanks.
     
  14. AmexGG macrumors regular

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    I don't use CDMA but half of America uses Verizon and Sprint so why give myself fewer potential buyers?
     
  15. richard371 macrumors 68020

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    I do the Apple upgrade program so reselling is a non issue. Id rather make the interest on my money then give it all to apple up front.

     
  16. Applejuiced, Nov 5, 2017
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I buy a phone so I can use it on the carrier that I need to use it on. Im Not worrying about what if and how to sell it sometime later.
    With that said I never had a problem selling an unlocked iphone before weather that was GSM only or not.
    You will not have a problem, Sprint and Verizon are only 2 networks compared to the hundreds of GSM networks worldwide.
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    I love that silly saying/excuse on why people finance a phone for 2 years. Make what kind of interest and on what amount?
    Unless you're talking about $2-3 in interest made so that will definitely make you rich:D
     
  17. richard371 macrumors 68020

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    Not everyone wants to drop almost $1500 at once on a phone (2500 price+tax+apple care) nor put it on a credit card they can't pay off in 30 days and be hit with 20% interest. Apple upgrade is a way to get this interest free and trade it in for the next model after a year without having to worry about selling it to a third party etc. If you decide to keep it the full 2 year you pay the same with 0 interest so why not.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That makes more sense.
    Yes, instead of paying a credit card 17-26% worth of interest you get it interest free. I understand that.
    But dont tell me you're doing it cause instead of paying cash you are now making bank with the $1000 you would have paid cash for the phone :D
     
  19. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I can't buy a Verizon model without an account?
     
  20. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    You can at the Apple store and ask to buy Device only. But you can't on apple.com
     
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    There are reasons to use the upgrade plan but making interest on your money is not one of them. The interest on $1200 @ 1% compounded monthly for 24 months is $24. Of course the $ isn’t getting interest for 24 months because it’s being drawn down to pay the phone’s monthly installment. Plus with Apple’s upgrade program you must also buy AppleCare so what pittance you are making in interest goes to pay for a sliver of that. The rest comes out of your pocket.
     
  22. nviz22 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I wonder why they don't do that online?
     
  23. richard371 macrumors 68020

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    Not really I’d buy Apple care on this phone anyway so that’s almost 1500 upfront and it’s it’s the holidays so it would have to sit on my credit card for a few months at 19 percet interest so yes many can save a lot by Apple up.
     
  24. coolguy10583 macrumors newbie

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    i went to apple store, and i wanted the verizon model. i use tmobile, but in the future i wanted the flexibility. i paid in full, and they said that only the sprint model was in stock. i went for it, and he assured me that the model is exactly the same as the verizon, is this true? i booted the phone up first, with my tmobile sim only, and removed the sprint sim right away even before first boot. am i ok?
     
  25. AmexGG macrumors regular

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    I think any phone purchased at apple in full without an account is unlocked. I didn't know you could get the sprint version without an account. I guess Apple doesn't really care as long as you pay full price.
     

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