Is the T-Mobile iPhone 6 unlocked for pre-order?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Xeyad, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Xeyad macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    Just like last year, this is one big dilemma.

    Are the "contract-free" iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on T-Mobile actually unlocked?

    I want to pre-order one the minute it becomes available, but I want an unlocked model.
  2. schizbomb macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011

    I thought it was locked to T-Mobile for a minium 30 days or something.

    I have AT&T and I just wanted to outright buy my phone without contract, and I just wanna make sure I can somehow do this for launch day.
  3. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    I have tmobile and bought a mix of locked / no contract (family of 5).

    The ones you lease through EIP have a min. amount of days before you can request an unlock. The ones bought full price work the prepaid att (travelled with one) straight away.
  4. wildonrio macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    Doubt it. Get the Verizon version as it will work on T-Mobile and AT&T too.
  5. BuckyLastard macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    I'd like to buy a contract-free phone too, any extra input would be appreciated,

  6. note235 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007
    I've done this for multiple years. The no contract is unlocked. Just restore it WITHOUT putting a sim inside.
  7. Xeyad thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    there's no "contract-free" Verizon version on Apple's website. Only T-Mobile is listed in full price.
  8. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    Where do you see the contract-free for Verizon on the Apple site?
  9. wildonrio macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    Read his post closely :)
  10. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    If you buy contract free from Apple it will be unlocked, if you do the same from T-Mobile it will be locked.
  11. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    Oops :eek: Thanks for catching that!


    Are you referring to contract free from Apple both pre-order and in store?
  12. ronm99 macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2012
    I think that if you are not eligible for an upgrade, you can buy on the Apple website and it will charge you full price and not change your contract.

    If you are not under contract, and don't want to start a new one, you can chose to do so from Verizon's website.

    (Of course iPhone 6 pre-orders are not available on Verizon yet, but you can do this for other phones so I'm sure you will be able to do for the iPhone 6 as well.)
  13. IBJanky macrumors member


    Oct 2, 2013
    Los Angeles, CA
    It says UNLOCKED on the Apple website:


    The prices on the bottom are for the contract-free/unlocked T-mobile phones.

    I'm pre-ordering one once available. Just have to decide between the 6 or the 6+ :D
  14. Xeyad thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    Great find! Seems like the T-Mobile one really is unlocked after all.

    As for myself, I'll be getting the iPhone 6+ in 128GB.
  15. Redbeard25 macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2003
    Maybe I'm being picky, but just because they list the price as "Unlocked" doesn't mean the TMo one actually is unlocked.
  16. Xeyad thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    Oh dear, now you got me worried :p

    I don't know, but in Apple's website, T-Mobile is listed as "contract-free" and it's the same price as "unlocked"

    If someone who bought a T-Mobile 5s last year when it launch could chime in, that would be really helpful!
  17. fredrikb macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2013
    Cryptic answer as always... I tried to phrase the questions so there was no way to reply without actually answering what I wanted to know.

  18. E3BK macrumors 68030


    Mar 15, 2008
    The TMO contract free 5S from Apple was unlocked.
  19. techiebug macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2013
    Don't think it's locked If you pay full price at an apple store.
  20. spoa94 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Orleans, LA
    So when we open the box what do you do next?
  21. duaneu macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    Bellevue, WA
    Take out the T-Mobile SIM that comes with it and put in your AT&T SIM. Then activate the phone. That's it.
  22. Xeyad thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    Thank you for your input guys. T-Mobile "Contract-Free" is the one to get then :)
  23. bcooln macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    Do you have to be tmobile customer to be able purchase the full price iphone in pre-order or at store? Because i have att
  24. gibbz macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2007
    Does this contradict it being unlocked? I just want to be sure before pre-ordering.


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