Which IPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by karl33, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. karl33 macrumors newbie

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    I want to get new IPhone 7's for myself and another family member for Christmas. We both have iPhone 5s and need to upgrade. My problem is cel service in my area is bad (phone calls between us always go to voicemail). What I'm asking is which type of iPhone should I buy (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, no-sim), if I haven't decided on my service yet? I'm still surveying my friends on what they have that works. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Right now Verizon has a pretty sweet deal- worth checking out.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Get the SIM-free version and so that it could be used with any carrier basically and decide on which carrier you want to use.
     
  4. karl33 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess my real question is, when I'm on Apple's website picking out an iPhone 7, and I pick a carries and use Apple's iPhone payment plan, it says the iPhone is an unlocked iPhone connected to that service. Can an iPhone purchased that way, use a different carrier or a carrier that uses that network?
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    What was Verizon's deal? I didn't see it advertised.
     
  6. rugmankc Contributor

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    Don't pick a carrier. Select sim free. You have to purchase it outright then take it to whichever carrier you choose. Checking with your friends is the correct first move. See which carrier they have that has the best signal strength in your area. ATT does well for me wherever I go.
     
  7. lclev macrumors regular

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    Yes, check with friends who live in your area to find a carrier. In my rural area Sprint offers the best service, Verizon is next and AT&T is the worst. Not plugging one over the other but it depends on what carrier has the most towers in your area.
     
  8. htc fan macrumors 6502

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