Unlocked iPhone from Apple Store?

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  1. vesnyder macrumors newbie

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    I was told by an AT&T rep that the AT&T iPhone sold at the Apple store are unlocked. Is this accurate?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    It depends.
     
  3. vesnyder thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    On if you buy it outright/full price or use some sort of subsidy or installment plan.
     
  5. vesnyder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you are saying that if I buy the iPhone from the Apple store that is tied to an AT&T account and is discounted (AT&T subsidized) that the phone is locked to AT&T?
     
  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yes
     
  7. vesnyder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same with Verizon? I heard at one point that all the Verizon iPhones come unlocked.
     
  8. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    Yes. That is what I am saying.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon iPhones since iPhone 5 are basically factory unlocked.

    That said, I believe Apple stores sell just completely unlocked iPhones not tied to any particular carrier (until you get a SIM for whatever carrier you want to use basically).
     
  10. vesnyder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    CDM - Thanks. That is the impression I had as well - that the Apple store sells unlocked iPhones.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right, they do. Just not all of the phones they sell are unlocked, depends on which one you get and how you are getting it (part of some carrier upgrade/subsidy program, or doing some sort of financing through a carrier, or just buying it for full price, etc.).
     
  12. 617aircav Suspended

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    All Verizon iPhone 6 and + will come unlocked no matter where or how you buy it.
     

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