So ? 100% unlocked 6s ? Who tried ?

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  1. rafch macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    now that all of you received your new 6s in USA, who among you tried different sim cards from other countries ? I really would like to be 100% sure to order "unlocked" iphones 6s at full rate from Apple. I'm waiting since the pre-order day a confirmation that some device are sim-free. I'm leaving in Switzerland, thanks you.
    • T-mobile ?
    • Verizon ?
    Thanks you for your time lucky iphone 6s owners!

    Have a nice day,
    RB
     
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    get the Verizon one. I'ts fully unlocked for both CDMA and GSM carriers excluding sprint. Tmobile is GSM only.
     
  3. CaCHooKa Man macrumors member

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    There's only two models of each phone, the AT&T version with an extra LTE band and a version without the extra band for Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Both versions support both CDMA and GSM. The T-Mobile version is the only one that comes unlocked when you purchase it.
     
  4. cl0ne666 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks that was my impression too. Does anyone have the actual Tmobile 6S + from Apple and confirm that it is 100% carrier unlocked?
     
  5. cl0ne666 macrumors newbie

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    Do you have the verizon 6S+ from apple?
     
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    aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    no this is incorrect. the at&t and Tmobile versions will not work on carriers such as verizon, but the verizon one will work on all other carriers. know your stuff before posting.

    and furthermore... the verizon one comes unlocked as well, and even more so.... see my last post.

    i do not. but... verizon phones are required to be unlocked for all gsm and cdma carriers by i believe the
    FCC here in the US.
     
  7. cl0ne666 macrumors newbie

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    Hm, this is the first time i've read about this here. Others with the tmobile contract free confirms that it works on other GSM carriers, are you referring to only GSM and non-CDMA with the Tmobile version? The tmobile and verizon version is the same model number by the way. Not sure what sets Tmobile and verizon apart aside form the SIM that comes in ti.
     
  8. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    hmm. i didnt think it was the same model number. I guess it's diferent this year and we will have to wait to see when people try it.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If it's anything like the iPhone 6/6+, you can pop a Verizon SIM into your AT&T or T-Mobile iPhone, and it'll work fine.
     
  10. cl0ne666 macrumors newbie

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    It is the same number so your statement on the verizon is incorrect... please check your facts first before saying others are false.
     
  11. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    well, in my defense, in past years ever since the iPhone 5, this is the way it's been, and it's still technically true but now the at&t model also works on verizon.
     
  12. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    What changed with these models over last years Unlocked AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 6 and Plus? As far as I know, people were using the unlocked AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Verizon. Not sure why this years iPhones would be any different if they are Unlocked.
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 6/6+ both worked on Verizon if they were unlocked.
     
  14. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    So i did some research and it looks like the iPhone 6 and 6s can both do this. They just have to be the "unlocked" at&t version. I guess this would mean no contract and swap sims before booting up.
     
  15. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    This being the case. There is no reason why this years Unlocked AT&T and T-Mobile iPhone 6S and 6S Plus wouldn't work on Verizon too.
     
  16. ultravisitor macrumors 6502

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    Verizon does not lock their 4G LTE devices. That has been their policy for a few years now.

    Postpay Device Unlocking Policy:

    • We do not lock most phones or tablets that are activated with our postpay service, either during or after the term of your service contract or Edge installment sales agreement.
    • We do not lock our 4G LTE devices, and no code is needed to program them for use with another carrier.
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/aboutus/commitment/safety-security/device-unlocking-policy.html
     
  17. rafch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thanks for your advice, I'll wait a few more days to get real experiences from users who are able to try for real :-D
     
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  19. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If you buy an iphone full price from an Apple Store, it will be fully unlocked, even though Apple Store people may not be willing to tell you they are. It's been that way for years, no need to wait for "real experiences" -- we've been doing this for years for real.

    Now, until the iphone 6, you still had to think about which model to buy, because even though all full-price iphones come unlocked, different models had different cell radios that only worked with some carriers. But from the 6 on, the iphones come in only one model that works on all carriers. The only difference between models is what SIM comes preinstalled. So you can buy any iphone full price from an Apple Store, and it works on any carrier.

    (There's the additional problem of some carriers being reluctant to accept devices bought from other carriers -- but that's just politics. Technically, all 6 and 6S models work with all carriers.)
     
  20. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    Bought AT&T model 6 Plus at Apple Store - paid full price. They sold it as device only - fully unlocked upon connecting to iTunes. No in store activation, no need for ATT account or iTunes account - just paid and left with 2 unopened boxes
     
  21. ACURA2015 macrumors regular

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    same here, but inside there is already a sim card from At&T, so I don't know if its unlocked since its pre-installed with an att sim card
     
  22. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    Just connect to iTunes, you will see the "congratulations, your iPhone is unlocked message". I replaced the included sim with one from my 6 - all OK.
     
  23. ACURA2015 macrumors regular

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    Thats odd, because i purchased mine just like that, Full price and he never opened the box, all he asked me was for ID and to what carrier i was buying it for, then he had me input my cellphone number and password, and then after pay. But when i connected to itunes i restored from back-up, I never received or saw a "congratulations"
     
  24. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It's easy to miss the congratulations message, or depending on what you do, iTunes doesn't display it. Google "check iPhone unlock" and you'll find a bunch of services that you can use to check if your phone is unlocked. Find a free one and check.
     
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