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

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  1. Xeyad macrumors 6502

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    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

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    Source?

    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

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    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

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

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

    Cheers!
     
  6. note235 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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

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    Read his post closely :)
     
  10. 617aircav Suspended

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    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

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    Oops :eek: Thanks for catching that!

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

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    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

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    It says UNLOCKED on the Apple website:

    [​IMG]

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. E3BK macrumors 68020

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

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

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    So when we open the box what do you do next?
     
  21. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    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

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

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    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

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

    (src: http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone6)
     

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