Replacement of an iPhone unlocked via eBay

Abs_p

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So yeah, I m thinking of getting a 6s for my grandad. He doesn't actually need 64gb and Boost has this great promo going on. 449 for 16gb 6S. iPhone unlocks for Boost costs 18.50 on eBay from a reputed seller. So it's a really cool deal.

My only confusion is when ( not if) he breaks the phone and i get it replaced by Apple will Apple give me an unlocked one or a LOCKED phone. I am researching on the internet but i get answers from both sides.

Anyone here with first hand experience?


Are the replacements similar to what we take to them or similar to what was originally bought from the carrier/apple?
 

viperGTS

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Back when I got my 4s, I had it unlocked from an eBay seller. I replaced it at an Apple Store due to a dead pixel, and the replacement also came unlocked. You should be fine.

Also, that is a killer deal! I'm looking into that; thanks for the heads up!

EDIT: Can you link to this deal? I can't seem to find it, even on Google. :/

EDIT2: Found it, you use promo code B6677847 during checkout. I'm super tempted to go for this. Do you know if the unlock will make the phone usable on T-Mobile?
 

Gav2k

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Once a phone is white flagged on apples servers any replacements will carry a white flag. Your all good
 
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Abs_p

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Back when I got my 4s, I had it unlocked from an eBay seller. I replaced it at an Apple Store due to a dead pixel, and the replacement also came unlocked. You should be fine.

Also, that is a killer deal! I'm looking into that; thanks for the heads up!

EDIT: Can you link to this deal? I can't seem to find it, even on Google. :/

EDIT2: Found it, you use promo code B6677847 during checkout. I'm super tempted to go for this. Do you know if the unlock will make the phone usable on T-Mobile?

I am unable to make that purchase for some reason. Let me know if you do! :) and yes, the answer to your question is positive.

Look at slickdeals thread on this deal. Everything you need to know!
 

viperGTS

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I am unable to make that purchase for some reason. Let me know if you do! :) and yes, the answer to your question is positive.

Look at slickdeals thread on this deal. Everything you need to know!
Wait, you can't purchase the phone or the unlock? :eek:
 
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Abs_p

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Wait, you can't purchase the phone or the unlock? :eek:
unable to purchase the phone . :(

Planning to do this :

Buy phone from Apple using discover + apple pay. So it would be 649 + Tax - 22% cashback and then use price protection on discover cards to get further 200 back.
 

viperGTS

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unable to purchase the phone . :(

Planning to do this :

Buy phone from Apple using discover + apple pay. So it would be 649 + Tax - 22% cashback and then use price protection on discover cards to get further 200 back.
Darn it :(
That's another good route though :D
 
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