Unlocked T-Mobile Paid in full iPhone X

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  1. Timenprayer macrumors newbie

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    Paid in full for a t-mobile iPhone X. I’m on ATT. Just want to confirm 100% that my steps on Friday are to remove the t-mobile SIM from the new iPhone X, insert my existing ATT SIM, and then power on.
     
  2. Gshox macrumors regular

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  3. Timenprayer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx. I was pretty sure.
     
  4. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    That seems to be the consensus on the forums. Just order through Apple and pay in full.
     
  5. Ayooosh macrumors newbie

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    So i have purchased a T-mobile unlocked phone at full price. I just wanted to confirm if i’ll have to first unlock it using a t mobile sim or i can put in any gsm Sim and iam good to go?
     
  6. StarShot macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's a semi-true statement. I had a different twist on this problem. I bought the ATT IP8 in September from Apple for cash. When I received the IP8, I had some trouble activating it, so I gave up and switch the sim card with my previous ATT iphone7 and it immediately recognized it as my regular phone number.

    I then wanted to make sure it was unlocked as I thought I would sell it when I got my X. Using the procedure here...

    https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/wireless/KM1008728

    When I loaded all the requested data in the site above, I got a message back saying my IP8 was not recognized as an ATT phone. A trip to the ATT store where they gave me a new sim card and "activated" with ATT took care of that problem. Remember, I was using it with ATT up to this point.

    With the new sim card installed, I reloaded the site at the link above and the next day I received an email from ATT saying I was approved to unlock the phone.
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    The quickest way to tell is to put another sim card in the phone and if it works, it's unlocked.
     
  7. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    Depends who you buy it from. Fully Paid T-Mobile purchased from Apple - is unlocked and has a T-Mobile SIM (that you just remove). It is the Intel Modem version which does not have the CDMA frequencies.

    T-Mobile iPhone X purchased from T-Mobile at full price is locked to T-Mobile. However T-Mobile will unlock if you meet the conditions on their UNLOCK requirements page: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-1588
     

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