Unlocked iPhone 6 Plus model question

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  1. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm looking at buying an unlocked Tmobile iPhone 6+ from Apple Store. the person requested it has to be model A1522, does anyone know if that's the model they sell in Apple Store as the TMobile unlocked unit?
     
  2. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know where i can buy a brand new Verizon iPhone 6 Plus contract free besides Craigslist, Amazon and Ebay? does any Verizon store sell the phone by itself?
     
  3. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple store.
     
  4. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they sell Verizon version contract free. They only sell the T-Mobile version.
     
  5. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can you elaborate on this more?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Swappa.com
     
  7. The Robot Cow macrumors 6502

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    Does Best Buy sell phones without trying to get you on a contract? If they don't require a contract get it there
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Yes they do. I bought one earlier this week. The Apple employee happily took my money and I popped my AT&T SIM in while I was still at the store.
     
  9. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really? So you just walked in and tell them you wanted a Verizon phone contract free, and they sold you one with full retail price?
     
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    They sell every phone contract free.
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Yes. I even told them that I was going to put an AT&T SIM in it, which prompted one of the employees to start telling me that Verizon locks their phones. I made sure that guy was still around when I popped my SIM in and activated the phone without any issue.
     
  12. Allthings-I macrumors 6502

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    Go to AppleStore and ask for it. Tell them you want to buy it outright and don't want to upgrade your contract.
     
  13. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm getting this iphone 6+ for my relative in China. he uses CDMA package over there and that's why i need a Verizon A1522 model instead of the TMobile unlocked one which would be much easier. so i can just pretend i want to upgrade my phone (Verizon) and order that iphone 6+ and pay full retails, when the new phone comes i can just ship it to china without activating it, so it won't affect my current upgrade eligibility. am i getting all these correct? thanks in advance.
     
  14. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Yes just ask the apple sales rep at the apple store that you are looking to buy the Verizon iphone 6 plus full price. They won't even ask you for your account info. I bought Verizon 6 Plus at apple store, guy didn't even ask for my account and all I did was took it home, took out the verizon sim and inserted my AT&T sim and works just fine.
     
  15. Allthings-I macrumors 6502

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    When you pay in full price, you do not even need to touch or link your current verizon plan (if you have one).

    Simply ask them for the Verizon model and that you just want to pay full price.
     
  16. kevjen888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^ excellent!!! thanks for the replies. i just curious how come they don't have this option on apple store's website.
     
  17. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    China uses different LTE bands than the carriers in the U.S. I don't think the Verizon model will work on their LTE.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:D
    What did he say after you showed him?
    People are so clueless and insist when they don't really know.
    It's funny but I don't bother correcting them. Not my place to educate them about the product they sell.
     
  19. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    He just shook his head and walked off. I'm sure he continued telling people that Verizon phones are locked and that they need to contact the carrier to unlock them.
     
  20. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Walk in, ask for full price Verizon, pay, walk out. If they have in stock of course.
     

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