It will only work if you bought a sim free version.I'm a little confused - my understanding was that the iPhone XS works on all US carriers unlike some prior iPhones. But I bought one from Apple for T-Mobile and Verizon web site says the IMEI is no good. Any thoughts?
I would contact Verizon. As far as I know, all phones are unlocked if bought through Apple and this year 1 model works for all US carriers.I'm a little confused - my understanding was that the iPhone XS works on all US carriers unlike some prior iPhones. But I bought one from Apple for T-Mobile and Verizon web site says the IMEI is no good. Any thoughts?
I feel like I'm doing all the leg work. This was a similar thread...I paid full price and bought from Apple
You could tell OP how you got it working.I feel like I'm doing all the leg work. This was a similar thread...
https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-1588The device must have been active on the T-Mobile network for at least 40 days on the requesting line.
Thanks. When I called T-Mobile they disclaimed responsibility as they claim they only lock phones purchased from them. Apple says call T-Mobile, T-Mobile says call Apple, and Verizon says call Apple. Sadly, no one will take responsibility.From what I recall/read, though all the XS models will work on all networks, activating the phone with the provided sim locks to the carrier. If you had bought the sim free, this should not be an issue.
In the case of T-Mobile:
But since paid off, probably would be ok with an unlock: last year, my paid in full ATT model 8 was given an unlock days after activated.
Thanks, I guess I will try that. It would be nice to get the soft SIM in the phone just working with Verizon, though. That way no need to get anything new... and I'd have the SIM slot free for dual SIM.I think someone mentioned this but I have read in the past where Verizon says the imei is no good but if you stick a Verizon sim in it will work. Even on the ones that were T mobile/ATT only you could still get LTE coverage. I tried that once and it worked.