Sim-Free Option Available at Launch?

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  1. eysiskal macrumors newbie

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    Probably a long shot, but I'm hoping to be able to snag a sim-free option since I'm on Verizon Prepaid.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Historically it's been three months after launch.

    You do know though that all Verizon LTE devices come unlocked right?
     
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    That may have been the case for the 6 and 6 Plus. But not for the 6S/6S Plus/7/7 Plus, they were ready to order 4 weeks after the initial launch.
     
  4. BigTomCallaghan macrumors regular

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    Weren't the T-Mobile versions all unlocked last year? That is what I did and I assume my 7+ is unlocked...
     
  5. Droidbricker Suspended

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    T-Mobile had the Intel modem and they were the inferior phones. Hope that isn’t the case this year.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    They are likely using the Intel modem in all of them now:p
     
  7. eysiskal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. Will there be a way to purchase a Verizon phone online outright at launch if I'm not a postpaid customer?
     
  8. Zer0Evil macrumors newbie

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    Only Sim-Free iPhone 8/8 Plus available at launch.
     
  9. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    As above me posted, it looks like US now will have Sim-free models available during launch, at least for the 8 and 8 Plus.
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    Can we also create a Sim-Free Model Pre-order thread for the iphone 8/8 Plus for US? They are available for pre-orders too.
     
  10. dmcnickle macrumors member

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    I am glad the Sim-Free models are available at launch. I am definitely going unlocked. I hope it doesn't change before Friday.
     
  11. BigTomCallaghan macrumors regular

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    Thanks for not answering my query whatsoever. Very helpful information. Thumbs up.
     
  12. Droidbricker Suspended

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    I did answer your question. You bought the T-Mobile phone, which had the Intel modem. It’s widely known that phone is not compatible accross all carriers. Furthermore, if you bought it through T-Mobile they require that you have your phone on a T-Mobile account for 40 days before they will unlock it. Usually when people ask what carrier version is “unlocked” they want to know which phone to buy that will work accross all carriers. Your phone will not, and the Intel modem is widely known to be inferior compared to the Qualcomm modem. Don’t get upset with me because you don’t know what you purchased.
     
  13. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Only if bought through Apple if IIRC. I plan on buying through Apple and financing through them as it will include AC
     
  14. BigTomCallaghan macrumors regular

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    Yep, this is what I did and that was why I had that assumption... Thanks!
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    LOL I know exactly what I purchased. Don't get snotty with me because you're incapable of taking (accurate) criticism, little boy.

    You didn't answer the question whatsoever. Intel modems being the "inferior" phones =! is this phone unlocked?

    Also the information you were so bent on trying to convey like an ass isn't even correct. I did buy the T-Mobile phone, and guess what... it is the A1661 model #, which means QCOM processor. This is because I bought through Apple directly, as another poster was nice enough to point out in a nice, non-confrontational manner. Way to spread misinformation to anyone looking for a correct answer though. Another "thumbs up" earned!
     
  15. Droidbricker Suspended

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    Nice melt brah! If another poster had to point out that the T-Mobile phones from Apple were unlocked than you didn’t know what you bought. How would anyone know how you purchased your phone based on the question you asked and the very few details you provided. What a strange thing to get trigger over.
     
  16. BigTomCallaghan macrumors regular

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    You're literally too dumb to respond to. Good day.
     
  17. Droidbricker Suspended

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    More name calling! I’m sure the irony of your last statement escapes you. Thank you for making my day.
     

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