T-Mobile unlocked (let's put this to rest!)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DanUC6, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. DanUC6 macrumors 6502a

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    Got my Tmobile phone, took out the tmobile sim, put in att sim, powered on phone. Boom! No need to do anything else. Good day!
     
  2. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    Just wait... A troll is going to stroll through your thread, tell you you're wrong and then demand you prove it. They have done it thread after T-Mobile thread.
     
  3. carfac macrumors 65816

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  5. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    Im loving this, especially since all the employees at the apple store insisted this was not the case. Sigh lol.

    I honestly think they do know its unlocked, but company policy mandates they cant sell it as an unlocked phone
     
  6. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    I just did this too, and my phone is currently working on the AT&T network even though I bought a T-Mobile iPhone 5S 64gb from the online Apple Store...but I don't get the "Congratulations, your iPhone is unlocked." message from iTunes that I think you should. Did any of you get that?
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    My understanding is that if bought from Apple store, it is unlocked. If bought from a Tmobile store, it is locked
     
  8. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    That means the phone was already unlocked and iTunes didn't unlock it for you when it contacted the activation server.
     
  9. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    That troll hasn't appeared for 2 days now. Hope he stays away from here for good. :)

    Can't wait for my T-Mobile phone to get here!
     
  10. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

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    I personally went to the tmobile store on launch day, and bought 2 iPhone 5S's at $649 price, and they were LOCKED and have to be active on a line for 40 days.

    However, I bought two t-mobile iPhone 5S's from the apple store on launch day, and they were UNLOCKED. If you want proof I can show pictures of them all. We have five lines and only 2 were left at apple and 2 left at tmobile, still shopping for the 5th one.

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    exactly correct.

    The apple store employees were very unsure of weather they were unlocked and got mixed answers.

    But I can confirm you can activate a tmobile iphone 5s with an ATT sim if bought from the apple store.
     
  11. mightygitis macrumors 6502

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    ^ I thought the "contract free" one on the web site was the unlocked phone?
     
  12. Coleman2010 macrumors 68000

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    It is unlocked.
     
  13. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

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    Yes, only if bought from the apple store online. Or in a apple retail store
     

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