Replacement Model NN5T2LL/A

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  1. 0r30 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know why the model is different when obtaining a replacement from apple?

    I was having issues with reception on my old iPhone 7 Plus and the replacement came with this model number.


    Carrier: currently Verizon. Is it still unlocked?
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 601

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    It's replacement verbiage and should be the same model as the one you had previously. It is probably refurbished model at this point since it's been out for so long.
     
  3. LoliS macrumors regular

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    The replacement devices start with an N instead of an M.

    MN5T2LL/A is a Verizon 128GB Black iPhone 7+. If it is a replacement device, it will be the same number but start with an N instead of an M.


    It should be. But I can tell you with the iPhone 6, I received a replacement device that was locked to Verizon. It was a PITA to get it unlocked.

    Buy the GSX report from ebay for 99 cents and it will tell you the lock/unlock status of the replacement device.
     
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 68030

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    As above stated. Most if not All replacement units start with a letter N to indicate a white box replacement. M is for retail that includes everything.
     
  5. 0r30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am curious to know if it's still unlocked since I purchased the phone outright.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Verizon LTE phones (postpaid) do not come locked. Verizon states that on their website.
     
  7. LoliS macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, some of us have been given replacement devices that are locked to Verizon. It shouldn't happen but it does. It happened to me.
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    Buy the GSX report for 99 cents off of ebay.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I had the opposite happen just recently.

    Replaced my wife's Sprint iPhone 5 because of a swelling battery. Because we are no longer with Sprint, the Apple genius gave me the option during setup to choose which carrier to select for the replacement phone (Sprint or Verizon).

    I chose Verizon. This formerly Sprint iPhone 5 that has been locked to Sprint since August 2013 fully unlocked and my son is now using it on T-Mobile.
     

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