Replacing iPhone 6 plus at Apple store

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  1. Side808 macrumors newbie

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    I have a question. if the Apple Store replaces my iPhone 6 plus because of a defective problem with a new one from their store is that replacement phone still under my contract? Or should I say installment plan (tmobile).
     
  2. cristianpodar macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you're still obligated to pay off the remaining balance if that's what you're wondering
     
  3. Side808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand that in still obligated to pay off my phone but what I'm wondering is if I sell/trade my phone to someone else are the able to unlock it being that it's a replacement from the Apple Store?
     
  4. cristianpodar macrumors newbie

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    Have you used your SIM card in the replacement device? If you did, the IMEI registers with the network almost immediately, and that would be the new IMEI associated with your installment plan. The person you sell it to will be able to use it, but if the payment on the device is more than 30 days late, that IMEI gets blocked.
     
  5. Side808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have not gone down to the Apple store yet. I have an appointment tomorrow. So you're saying is that if I don't put my sim card into the phone after they replace it then it should be able to be unlocked by someone else? If that's the case I'll take out my sim card from the phone before I give it to them.
     
  6. cristianpodar macrumors newbie

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  8. cristianpodar macrumors newbie

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    Proceed with some kind of caution though, as what you're doing kinda stinks of retail fraud :rolleyes:
     
  9. ckc macrumors regular

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    If it works as it does here in the UK then the replacement phone from Apple is like for like.

    So if it it locked to a network the replacement phone will also be locked.
     
  10. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    Where's the fraud? He took his phone to the Apple Store. It's under warranty. They replaced it. I fail to see the fraud here.
     
  11. Luis G. macrumors member

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    It doesn't. My iphone was locked to T-mobile. I just had to have it replaced due to network issues. The refurbed phone is unlocked.
     
  12. TheHorrorNerd macrumors regular

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    The activation profile is carried from the phone that is replaced. Tmobile iphones are unlocked standard.
     
  13. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    Every time I have gone to the Apple Store to get a replacement device, the genius always has inserted my SIM card into the new phone.
     

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