Verizon Iphone 6s gsm factory unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wiking12, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. wiking12 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2015
    Has anyone been able to figure out if the Verizon version of the iPhone 6s will come unlocked from the factory for GSM? I am currently living in Europe and I'm hoping I can just pop my Orange Sim inside and I can get it working.
  2. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    Yes, this is been covered extensively. The Verizon iPhone 6S and 6S plus are factory unlocked per the FCC's regulations when Verizon bought the airspace. This goes all the way back to the Verizon iPhone 5.
  3. wiking12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2015
    Thanks @sundog925, I'll go then for the Verizon instead of T-Mobile.
  4. rmn1644 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    any idea why when I just landed in Hong Kong my VZN i6s now requires activation, won't complete activation, and says SIM NOT ACTIVE? Is activation and locking the same? I thought at least if the phone wasn't unlocked, it'd still work normal. without the activation, i can't use my phone.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If you put another carriers sim inside it will take you to the activation screen.
    And then you can activate with any GSM sim. Not sure why your having probs. All Verizon iPhone 6 and 6s are GSM unlocked.

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