Unlocked, Sim free or carrier

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  1. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

    hovscorpion12

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    I currently own a Verizon iPhone 6 Plus. I do plan on purchasing/pre-ordering the iPhone (2015 edition) unlocked with no carrier plan.

    Question #1a. When purchasing/pre-ordering the unlocked T-Mobile iPhone (2015), does that purchase require a T-Mobile account in order to purchase? (Similar to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint asking to either replace current iPhone or New line?)

    Question #1b. Will I be able to insert my current Verizon iPhone's nano sim into the unlocked T-Mobile and work fully on Verizon's 4G LTE network?

    Question #2. Apple also currently offers a Sim free option. Has it been confirmed that the Sim free iPhone will work fully on Verizon's 4G LTE network?

    Question #3. My current Verizon iPhone 6 Plus is still under contract until 2016. Would I be able to purchase/pre-order the iphone (2015) unlocked on Verizon Wireless's website with no issue other then paying $1,000?
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 601

    rui no onna

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    1a. No
    1b. Yes (work fully with existing SIM but no new activation)
    2. Yes
    3. Maybe? I'm not sure about Verizon but AT&T used to force you into a contract renewal with early upgrade pricing ($399-449 instead of $199). They didn't allow you to pay full price.
     
  3. hovscorpion12 thread starter macrumors 65816

    hovscorpion12

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    Thank you for the reply. I will most likely go with the T-Mobile unlocked as I don't think Apple will have the sim free option available during pre-orders.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 601

    rui no onna

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    Take note, while the T-Mobile version will technically work on Verizon's network (including CDMA, VoLTE, etc), as of now, there are some billing issues if you use non-whitelisted devices. For example, the $25 no-contract discount on More Everything plans only works with a whitelisted device. If you're grandfathered in to an old plan with unlimited data, though, this should be a non-issue.
     

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