Carrier Will an unlocked iPhone 6 from Apple Store work on Boost or Virgin?

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  1. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

    albertfallickwa

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    If I buy an unlocked iPHone 6 from the Apple Store, can I put it on Virgin or Boost?
     
  2. mchart, Jun 6, 2015
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    mchart macrumors member

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    Yes.

    Keep in mind though that the normal unlocked model doesn't have as good GSM carrier support here in the states. So if you get that one to use with boost/virgin/sprint if you ever want to use T-Mobile or a different GSM carrier it won't work very good.
     
  3. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    If the one he orders is indeed the unlocked iPhone 6 model (A1586) from Apple it will work with any gsm or cdma carrier in the U.S. as well as other compatible carriers worldwide.
     
  4. mchart macrumors member

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    It will work but not at full LTE speeds for ATT, and T-Mobile. This is why they have the different model.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    It'd be nice to have your source of this info.
     
  6. RadioGaGa1984, Jun 7, 2015
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    Complete rubbish. The A1586/A1524(plus) has all the bands the Att and T-Mobile models plus additional
     
  7. bgdrew macrumors member

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    Virgin Mobile USA will not let you bring your own device to their service.
     
  8. msp3 macrumors member

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    Yeah you can, the "Apple unlocked" model is just the Sprint model not locked to Sprint. But why would you do that when you can get a Boost model (not Virgin) at $100 less then anywhere else and they'll unlock it after you use it after a year?
     
  9. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    The bands are the same. theres no performance difference. The unlocked model actually has a few more bands for overseas. You're giving false information

    Cellular and Wireless
    • Model A1549 (GSM)*
    • Model A1522 (GSM)*
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
    • Model A1549 (CDMA)*
    • Model A1522 (CDMA)*
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
    • Model A1586*
    • Model A1524*
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
    • TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
     
  10. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    People who authoritatively post misinformation should be sentenced to the walk of shame.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is false.
    Stop posting wrong info.
     
  12. Toshnyoko macrumors newbie

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    it should.
    but my advice to you...chose VM over BM.
    it's almost saying "pick your poison", but whatever you do don't go with Boost.
    Their customer service is HORRIBLE!
    FYI-I've dealt with both carriers.
     

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