Unlocked iPhone/SIM card question

pmcdn

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Nov 13, 2008
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If I bought an unlocked iPhone 6 plus and put my iPhone 6 SIM card in it, could I remove it later and then put another carriers SIM card in it or will it now be considered locked to Verizon?
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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If I bought an unlocked iPhone 6 plus and put my iPhone 6 SIM card in it, could I remove it later and then put another carriers SIM card in it or will it now be considered locked to Verizon?
its always unlocked if it starts unlocked putting a carriers sim in does now change anything
 

George Knighton

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Oct 13, 2010
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Something that we don't talk about very much is that all Verizon iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are going to be unlocked, even if they are branded.

You can put an AT&T or T Mobile nanoSIM into a Verizon iPhone 6 and you will be just fine.

If you've bought an unlocked "GSM" iPhone 6 (the ones that come with a T Mobile SIM), you will be able to use both AT&T and Verizon SIM in them.

In that case (a Verizon SIM in a T Mobile iPhone) the only problem you'll have is if you are in a Verizon coverage area that is *not* LTE yet, because the unlocked "GSM" iPhone might not have the CDMA bands activated.

So a Verizon phone will have all of the GSM bands activated and will work with all US carriers in all areas. A T Mobile phone will work on all carriers in all areas except for a Verizon area in which there is no LTE.