Just ordered Contract Free T-Mobile - Hope you guys are right about this!

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  1. kalebnate macrumors 6502

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    The phone will be shipped and used overseas, so I hope it really is unlocked as you guys say !!
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    It is. I bought my 5S this way last year.
     
  3. badman89 macrumors regular

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    What are the contract free prices for the various models of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus? Thanks!
     
  4. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Add $450 to the contract price.
     
  5. MagnusF macrumors regular

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    6 - $649/$749/$849

    6+ - $749/$849/$949
     
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  7. kalebnate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Everyone who bought the 5S this way last year says so ... I will post back here to confirm the result in a few weeks (I hope it is unlocked really).
     
  8. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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    I read that the T-Mobile version only works on T-Mobile, but the Verizon version is unlocked and will work with other carriers including T-Mobile.
     
  9. kalebnate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Apparently they say if you buy it directly from the apple site then it is unlocked. I don't know why they aren't backing me up here but used to bombard me thread with proof that it's unlocked yesterday !
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I guess no matter what anyone says, the proof will be in the pudding - just wait until you receive it. You'll find out then.

    I also heard that it's locked if you buy it on the t-mo site and unlocked at apple, yet I've read some reports that its locked even on the apple site.

    I think regardless of history, the only way you're going to know for sure is to see yourself.
     
  11. carrerascott macrumors regular

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    It is unlocked and will work with any GSM carrier.
     
  12. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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    That's true. Even if it was unlocked last year, there are no guarantees it will be the same case this year.
     
  13. kalebnate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it's a risky purchase. I guess I'll have to purchase an unlock if it all went to ****.
     
  14. kalebnate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I'm betting on !!
     
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    I just bought a 6 Contract free T-mobile from Apple.com - Really hope it's unlocked ;)

    I'm planning on popping my straight talk At&t sim in there the moment I get it :)
     
  18. kalebnate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha welcome to the club.
     
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    They can't charge full price and have it locked to a carrier. T-Mobile ONLY locks its iPhones if you get one on an EIP plan.
     
  21. yubakram macrumors member

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    I too am hoping for the capability to use on the Verizon network... I have seen many different answers on this forum and even websites..

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...h-best-in-class-lte-and-wireless-connectivity

    "This also means that iPhones sold by AT&T and T-Mobile can also be unlocked and brought over to Verizon and get the full range of service now."

    Verizon tech support states that they can give no guarantees but gave the impression that it would work.

    Time will tell.
     
  22. MatiasAR macrumors newbie

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    Please do keep us posted. I too bought the tmobile contract free version to use it in Argentina and I won't be able to test it until October 19th when I get back from my trip - yeah, one month after...I will probably die meanwhile.

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    wait, if I pop in my argentinian sim card while in the US, will that tell me anything whether it is unlocked or not?
     
  23. kalebnate thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hahahaha hang on there !! Lots of peeps say that they got the 5S unlocked last year, hopefully it's the same this year.
     
  24. H2K03 macrumors member

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    Not true based on history unless there's been a recent change. I bought a full-price iPhone 5S last year from the T-Mobile store and it was locked to T-Mobile. They will unlock it for you but you have to have service with them for at least 45 days before they'll unlock it.

    My suggestion is to avoid the T-Mobile store if you're hoping for an unlocked iPhone you can use on AT&T or overseas. The contract free ones from Apple direct will be unlocked.
     
  25. mgb1120 macrumors 6502

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    Does the t mobile full price direct from apple.com have NFC?
     

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