unlocked iPhone 6s - how to get one?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kulfon, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Kulfon macrumors regular

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    Folks, am I right assuming that the full price t-mobile iPhone is in fact an unlocked phone? Need to get an unlocked phone and want to be sure which provider to select. Thanks!
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It has been reported that the T-Mobile iPhone requires 30 days of usage before allowing it to be unlocked. A full priced AT&T iPhone or Verizon iPhone from Apple come unlock, guaranteed.
     
  3. Kulfon thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think 2 years ago a friend of mine purchased a t-mobile full price iPhone and it came unlocked, I had the at&t 2 years ago and ot was locked. How to be 10000% certain?
     
  4. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    Apple could have cleared up the confusion simply by listing the model number with each carrier option. I'm on Selectel, a Verizon prepaid MVNO.

    If I choose Verizon in the Apple Store app, I have to have a Verizon account or set up to order the phone. Is the contract-free T-Mobile offering the same phone. Who knows for sure? There are hints that it may be circulating around, but if you choose it you are notified that it is a GSM phone, while I need a CDMA.

    Those who use GSM MVNO's should be fine with the T-Mobile contract-free phone. To make sure I get a phone that works with Selectel, I ordered the Verizon phone reserved to be picked up at an Apple Store 40 minutes away. I'll have 2-3 hours invested to get a phone that should have been delivered to my house on the 25th. While I wouldn't be surprised that Verizon is the reason for the online preorder aggravation in order to get more accounts, it just ought not to be.
     

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