Unlocked iPhone/SIM card question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pmcdn, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. pmcdn macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    its always unlocked if it starts unlocked putting a carriers sim in does now change anything
     
  3. pmcdn thread starter macrumors regular

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    So just to be clear, I could pull my verizon sim out and put an ATT or Sprint in and it will work fine?
     
  4. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

    George Knighton

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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.
     

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