iPhone XR Swappa/Verizon etc

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

  1. McRumour macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2013
    Considering purchase of an iPhone XR on Swappa
    It's listed as

    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


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA

    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


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    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

    Oct 6, 2013
    Thanks for replies....someone else grabbed it
    Back to my old 5s :)
  5. ImAnAgent macrumors regular


    Oct 11, 2018
    My mind
    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

    Mar 24, 2017
    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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