TMobile Phones Unlocked From Apple Retail?

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  1. NYCappleguy45 macrumors newbie

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    If you purchase an Iphone 6S plus T mobile version for full price from the Apple Retail store for $949 the store employees are saying its unlocked and the same as the SIM Free 128 phone is this true and does it have the band 30 for AT&T, there appears to be a shortage of Sim free 128GB 6s Iphone Plus she said the TMobile was the same thing although the model number was different. Any one know about this?
     
  2. duaneu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's unlocked, no, it doesn't include band 30.
     
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    T-mobile phone is unlocked, but it does not have band 30. So no it's not the same model as the sim-free.
     
  4. NYCappleguy45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. NYCappleguy45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the only way to get band 30 is to get the Sim Free model correct?
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Yes or the AT&T model since the sim free model and the AT&T model are exactly the same. Just that AT&T Model obviously comes with a sim card.
     
  7. NYCappleguy45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The AT&T model will work with TMobile or Cricket Sim? Do I need to be an AT&T customer to buy at Full price, it would be unlocked at time of purchase?
    Thanks for your help
     
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Yes att model will work with t mo sim or cricket sim. No you do not need to be att customer to buy at full price at the Apple Store. They will sell it as device only and no account info will be asked. You do if you need to order one online though.
     
  9. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    The AT&T model will work with Cricket and TMO if you buy it for full price. You don't have to be an AT&T customer to buy it, and yes, any model you buy for full price from the Apple Store is unlocked. :D
     
  10. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    Question - is the AT&T model an international model that can be used in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and Central Africa?
     
  11. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Yes it will work as long as that country supports that band.
     
  12. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    If you purchase the SIM-free model (which is the same as the AT&T model but without the AT&T SIM card), there will be no question about what network you can use. I have mine on Selectel, a Verizon MVNO, but I may switch to Cricket (AT&T MVNO) because of more data for almost the same price.
     
  13. WarcraftWidow macrumors member

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    Assuming it's unlocked, then yes. If you paid full price for it, you should be good to go.
     
  14. Eileen89 macrumors 65816

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    Correct. Also, some people who did Next with AT&T this year have been reporting that their iPhone is unlocked even though they haven't technically paid it off yet. So anyone who did Next with AT&T should check and see if their iPhone is unlocked.
     

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