Carrier T-Mobile iPhone 5s need clear answers!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sotorious, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. sotorious macrumors 6502a

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    Ok i been reading but cant get a clear answer, people are saying there is an unlocked iphone 5s that works for t-mobile etc..

    Now i am wondering can i get a t-mobile iphone 5s from t-mobile? if so its more then likely the 16gb, now if i wanted more can i go to the apple store and pick up more memory for one that will work with t-mobile?
     
  2. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you can.
     
  3. Cr0nus macrumors member

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    A lot of T-Mobile stores along with the other carriers will not be receiving any iPhone 5s. They will instead encourage you to order one from the store to be shipped to your billing address.

    I would suggest calling your local T-Mobile to see if they have stock but more than likely they have closed by now.

    If you are in the Boston area, none of the T-Mobile stores will have any stock.
     
  4. skemez1 macrumors member

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    T-mobile will be carrying stock of iPhone 5c and 5s but supplies will be limited and not all stores will carry them. Once you buy a particular size (16GB, 32GB, or 64GB) there is no way to upgrade the memory size short of buying a new phone.
     
  5. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That i know, but last time t-mobile only carried the 16gb model when the 5 was released. I know of the stores that usually carry the stock of the popular phones when most dont.

    But lets say worst case, can i walk up to the APPLE store and pick up a 64gb phone that will work with T-Mobile?
     
  6. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Nope. T-Mobile reportedly won't be getting any in store. Online only, per reports.
     
  7. tundotcom macrumors member

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    What time will we be able to order the 5S from the T-Mobile website? The 5C says 12:01am PST but nothing about the 5S.
     
  8. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    IF you buy the iPhone 5S from T-Mobile = Locked and you will have to request from them to get it unlocked should you wish to put another SIM into it at any time later in future.


    IF you buy iPhone 5S from apple store for FULL PRICE = Unlocked

    Whats confusing?

    Nothing really...

    AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile iPhone 5S Model will Support:

    IF Purchased from (*May Need to get Unlocked):
    AT&T* or T-Mobile* or Apple Store:
    - 4G + LTE on All GSM Networks in North America + LTE Support on many other networks around the globe

    IF Purchased from:
    Verizon or Apple Store as Verizon CDMA Enabled Model (Factory Unlocked):
    - 4G + LTE On All North GSM Networks in North America + 3G & LTE On Verizon + LTE Support for many other networks around the globe

    Both Verizon CDMA Enabled iPhone 5S and Apple Store Purchased GSM or CDMA Enabled iPhone 5S for Verizon will be Factory Unlocked (Please do not ask why as I'm tired of explaining - read my other thread, they just will be 100% Factory Unlocked)

    There are two models:
    A1533 GSM and A1533 CDMA

    A1533 GSM = Only GSM (CDMA Disabled Permanently)
    A1533 CDMA = CDMA + GSM (Same phone, Same everything identical 100%, just with CDMA chip enabled)

    Why CDMA is disabled in one and not the ones sold by Verizon....Ask Apple...
     
  9. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    Really? I called 2 different stores today and specifically asked about the 5s and their stock for tomorrow. I was told that they would have the 5s in stock but both said they didn't know how many had come in.
     
  10. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So all in all i can just walk into the apple store and pick me up a phone.
     
  11. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    My store said they have no stock and told me no stores were getting it. Just one rep but his knowledge is that online orders are handled before Tmo will ship to stores. The fu...
     
  12. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    Saved me a trip a guess.

    Both reps I spoke with said there no reservations being taken.
    1st come 1st serve they said. One store is opening up at 8am and
    the other store is opening up at 9:30am.
     
  13. skemez1 macrumors member

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    You can definite get a T-Mobile (Unlocked) iPhone 5S 64GB from the apple store on launch day as long as supplies last. It will cost $849.00 USD

    http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-5s/
     
  14. doxielover macrumors 6502a

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    What's the limit of unlocked Tmobile iPhone 5s 1 or 2?
     
  15. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    I called two apple stores and both specialists told me the Tmobile version was not unlocked. Do not take that risk.

    The wording changed on the website from unlocked to contract free as well. With supplies constrained, i seriously doubt apple would set aside unlocked versions for scalpers to pick up.
     
  16. nightghost macrumors newbie

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    i 'm on a prepaid tmobile plan with 4g on my nexus wanted to know if i buy the unlocked iphone 5s is it simply plug and play(after cutting sim to nano) for phone to work. Do i need to call tmobile to activate.
     
  17. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    if you can manage to get an unlocked phone (unlikely), then plug in the sim and tada.
     
  18. nightghost macrumors newbie

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    but if i get the tmobile version would it then be plug and play or would i have to call tmobile to activate.
     
  19. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    its like any other sim card phone. you plug in the sim card and go. not sure the confusion.

    tmobile version= plug in sim card from tmobile. not sim card from anyone else.

    if that sim card is already active, you dont have to call anyone.
     
  20. skemez1 macrumors member

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    This is a screen capture from the apple store site the I took earlier. the site is down now so i cant give a direct link
    http://i.imgur.com/JyERJeM.png
     
  21. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    I know. But there are tmobile iPhones out there that are locked to tmobile. Also, considering the fact they changed the description of the phone to "contract free" instead of "unlocked, contract free" like before makes me seriously have doubts. Two human beings have told me not unlocked, i'm not taking that risk.

    Historically, apple hasn't sold unlocked phones on launch day. Go with history.
     
  22. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So i can get an iphone from verizon asked if its unlocked for GSM and it should work?
     

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