Unlocked Iphone 5s AT&T

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  1. mgb1120 macrumors 6502

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    Can you walk into a Apple store or AT&T store and request a unlocked iphone 5S at full price? Or are they not available yet? I don't want a T-mobile Unlocked.
     
  2. johnmac59 macrumors newbie

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    I don't know about AT&T, but I overheard an Apple employee talking to a customer who was looking for an unlocked AT&T phone yesterday and he told him they didn't have any at this point.
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 603

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    If you buy an AT&T phone at full price it is unlocked. That is what I did.
     
  4. DarkSel macrumors 6502

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    Why not?

    The T-Mobile unlocked phones are the same as the AT&T unlocked phones.
     
  5. mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Was that for sure? Same LTE networks? Everyone had a different answer for that! So i was not sure

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    Did you go to AT&T and ask for one or Apple Directly?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    Same exact thing and you will get 3G and LTE on either carrier.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    They are the same, yes.

    And since people are crazy about resell value, I would go with a VZW phone. It will work on all them crazy LTE networks PLUS VZW, and retail price is the same. I managed to snag a 32GB gold today walking in to the store. I wanted a case and happened to ask. Lucky day, but I deserved it (stood in line for over twelve hours and they were sold out... got 5 on launch day)
     
  8. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Went to Apple. Was asked if I wanted on 2 year contract or full price. I said full price.

    Receipt reflects not contract phone and iTunes and misc sites say it's unlocked.
     
  9. mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is exactly what i want to do! Nice! Online apple chat says there is no unlocked iphone available and i was like really?????? And you still get 30days ect ect..... applecare and so on... correct?
     
  10. doberman0526 macrumors newbie

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    I have a chance to buy 64gb verizon 5s for full retail ....so I'll be able to use it on AT&T with no problems even with att LTE???? The model is ME347LL/A. I was afraid it wouldn't work with att LTE
     
  11. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Correct. Same 30 day return, can get AppleCare. The only difference is the fact that the phone is unlocked.
     
  12. mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will an apple employee tell you no not available yet? Why are they saying online there are no unlocked phones? You would think they would want the extra $?!
     
  13. OneMike, Sep 21, 2013
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    OneMike macrumors 603

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    They may have agreements with the carriers, or something else. The AT&T iPhone 5 comes with an AT&T nano sim. So technically it was meant to be used with AT&T. However, if you purchase it at full price it's unlocked, as full price will have not be tied to a carrier contract.
     
  14. mgb1120 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds good! Good to know appreciate it! Will try next week if not the following since stock is out everywhere.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    That is 100% accurate. The 5S has all the necessary LTE bands for ALL carriers. The 5 was Apple's only phone where LTE wouldn't work on other carriers with the VZW phone.
     

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