T-Mobile and AT&T Customers! Do/did you buy an unlocked Verizon phone for flexibility?

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T-Mobile and AT&T Customers! Do you/did you buy an unlocked Verizon phone for flexibility?

  1. I am a T-Mobile or AT&T customer, and I bought the Verizon model

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    33.3%
  2. I am a T-Mobile or AT&T customer, and I bought the carrier-specific model for T-Mobile or AT&T

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    66.7%
  3. Thinking of Switching Between carriers ATT to Verizon, so picking the Verizon Model was a no brainer

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    0.0%
  1. Starfyre, Nov 3, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017

    Starfyre macrumors 68030

    Starfyre

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    As the topic states, if you are a T-Mobile or AT&T customer who can buy UNLOCKED... Did you buy the Verizon version of the phone instead of T-Mobile or AT&T to get support of both GSM and CDMA?
     
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  3. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Was a type was referring to both GSM and CDMA.
     
  4. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    No, on IUP. If I switch to Verizon, I just go to Apple Store and they will make the switch.
     
  5. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Reading the site again on Apple, it looks like they are just listing certified carriers, it does not mean the Verizon does not support carriers of other countries, but they just didn’t certify with the phone. I am assuming carrier certification on that page does not matter because they don’t optimize the device for all those carriers.

    Also it looks like there would be a battery life difference between the Verizon and T-Mobile model. Found this article:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/79k7vr/iphone_x_qualcomm_vs_intel_battery_life_real/

    It talks about how the Qualcomm modem (Verizon Model) should have better battery by a few percent compared to the other GSM only models with Intel modems.
     
  6. bigdogn12 macrumors member

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    I would not accept any iphone except for the gsm/cdma model.
     
  7. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    Wait until 2025 you won't need a battery or a phone.

    Mental telepathy is coming.

    Your confusion is solved.

    In the meantime if you're on T-Mobile buy that one. I was in Singapore and my 6s Plus T-Mobile didn't skip a beat.
     
  8. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to buy a Verizon device through pre orders without a Verizon account?
     
  9. dave006 Contributor

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    No, no and no. It keeps scalpers at bay.

    Dave
    --- Post Merged, Nov 3, 2017 ---
    That's because to get the IUP you have to indicate that you will keep your cellular account for the duration of the IUP. So you want to switch carriers, you also have to get a new iPhone for the designated carrier and agree to keep your carrier plan for the duration of the IUP.

    Do you see a pattern here? Read the fine print!

    Dave
     
  10. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    I hear ya, but doesn't change the fact I can easily change if I want to. Was a pain, but now seamless as the kinks have been ironed out. Do I want the Verizon model, yes, but I tried both with the 7 and didn't see much difference in my use case.
     
  11. tivoboy macrumors 68040

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    apparently no, but what is odd though is that you can walk into the store and buy the verizon phone without a verizon account or giving any SSN or other credentials. So, it would appear that "scalpers" can buy in person (which they really seemed to be doing yesterday) and get the device that basically works everywhere.
     
  12. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    Vote doesn't have option that would apply to me. I'm thinking of switching back to ATT from Verizon later this month, but I would still want to buy the Verizon model in case i change my mind again.
     
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