tmobile 6s on verizon

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  1. mofoliar macrumors regular

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    I wanted to order an iPhone 6s T-mobile model,if I pop in my Verizon Sim,will i will work?
     
  2. james-jones, Sep 28, 2015
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    Yes, the models support the same cellular bands.

    Verizon even whitelisted all iPhone 6/6+ IMEIs from other carriers but reportedly the 6S/6S+ IMEIs haven't been added to their system yet. If Verizon doesn't activate an IMEI directly, you can always just swap your SIM. (as per the Upper 700MHz C Band terms you can use your plan on any device compatible with the network)
     
  3. mofoliar thread starter macrumors regular

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    i was hoping it would be the same as iphone 6 plus....tmobile and verizon were same model!
     
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    Source please? I'm not discrediting what you said, I just haven't read/heard this.
     
  5. james-jones macrumors member

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    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2015/09/how-to-unlock-iphone-6s.html#comment-2275548168 (user reports that 6S+ IMEI not yet in Verizon system, activation on another device and SIM swap therefore required)

    Official sources for compatibility:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/ - iPhone models with LTE band support. Note Verizon and T-Mobile are the same.
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/27.16 - Verizon open access requirements

    Anecdotal user reports:
    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/0...paid-in-full-are-unlocked/#comment-2273988829 (confirming T-Mobile iPhone was unlocked by using Verizon SIM)
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6552532 (iPhone 6 SIM swap working prior to whitelisting)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/iphone/com...hone_6s6s_supports_cdma_verizonsprint/cv0g95z (iPhone 6+ whitelisting for official activation)
     
  6. mofoliar thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the info!

    looks like i may pick up a 6s plus
     
  7. james-jones macrumors member

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    Happy to help!

    The FCC docs actually indicate that the AT&T model has the same PCB with only the addition of a filter for Band 30/WCS being deployed now. That may give it a better resale value, and will still work on both T-Mobile and Verizon.

    Remember whichever model you choose it does still need to be unlocked - meaning purchased in full from Apple, or using the iPhone Upgrade Program.

    "Any handset that is bought directly from T-Mobile’s online store, or via a physical T-Mobile retail outlet, will come locked to that network, even when paid in full."
    http://www.redmondpie.com/pay-in-full-t-mobile-iphone-6s-plus-is-unlocked-if-bought-from-apple/
     

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