Carrier Preorder Verizon or Sprint without service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bbchucks, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. bbchucks macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    I'm looking to purchase the Verizon/Sprint phones as unlocked and without entering wireless information. Is there any way to buy a Verizon or Sprint phone without entering existing or new wireless information?
    or the only way is to order the Tmobile phone?
  2. warchieft2k macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    I would also like to know the answer!!!!
    I have ATT but i want the verizon/sprint phone so i can have all the connectivity...
  3. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    I tried this and chatted with Apple on-line a few hours after pre-order opened. These SIM-Free phones aren't yet available for sale (USA here) - here's the quote "... The release iPhone 7 models, including full cost ones starting from $649.00, are set to activate with the US carrier you choose currently. The four are Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T or Verizon as a sim free is not an option for the iPhone 7 models yet. We did not release an unlocked SIM Free iPhone 7/7Plus model for the US market. No word on when or if we will have one at this time. You are welcome to check with or back with us for any updates on this."

    It appears they are catering to the existing major network customers first. I recall the SIM-Free iPhone 6 took a few weeks after release date to be available from Apple.

    I have an ATT account whose contract ends next week, and wanted to switch to US Cellular since the coverage is better in SW Wisconsin, so wanted a CDMA (plus GSM) phone.
  4. bbchucks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Yah - I hate that they have to force you to enter your wireless information in order to get a Verizon/Sprint/ATT phone. I preordered the Tmobile last night but want a Verizon.
  5. Florida Gator macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2004
    iPhone 6 took 4 months to get the SIM-free version in the US. iPhone 6s took 3 weeks. Really no way to know when the iPhone 7 SIM-free will land, though.

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