iPhone XR Swappa/Verizon etc

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by McRumour, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. McRumour macrumors regular

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    Considering purchase of an iPhone XR on Swappa
    It's listed as

    A1984
    Unlocked
    Unopened Retail Packaging
    Never opened or used
    Unlocked for Major Networks

    My carrier is T-Mobil
    If above is accurate...
    1) Should phone work with T-Mobil?
    2) Could it have been unlocked by Verizon without ever having been been opened first?

    Will appreciate any reply ASAP - and thanks!
     
  2. Banglazed macrumors 68020

    Banglazed

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    https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/#iphone-xr

    It will work for both GSM and CDMA carriers. It’s possible if the seller used third party unlocking or paid in full. I would get the IMEI to do a GSX report sold on eBay to see whether it is unlocked before buying.
     
  3. 1080p macrumors 68030

    1080p

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    Verizon come locked now... so if it is unopened and un-activated... then I think you would not be able to use it until it has been used on the Verizon network and then unlocked by Verizon.
     
  4. McRumour thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for replies....someone else grabbed it
    Back to my old 5s :)
     
  5. ImAnAgent macrumors regular

    ImAnAgent

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    For further reference, they are usually locked for a short period of time. Two of the Verizon XS Max iPhones I have were locked but were unlocked after using them with a Verizon sim in them just after two hours. The other two Verizon XS Max phones I have were unlocked straight out of the box.
     
  6. maxjohnson2 macrumors regular

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    I know I can activate older Verizon iPhones with a MVNO (prepay) simcard that uses Verizon network. But I wonder whether this will work with the newer Verizon phones.
     

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