1. XeyeL's Avatar
    Does anyone know if I will be able to purchase an iPhone 6 out right and take to any carrier? This is the one thing I wish we could do in the U.S. It is frustrating that you can't use one phone for any carrier. This has been long over due in my opinion. This way we can switch to any carrier whenever we are not satisfied with the service being provided.
    08-09-2014 10:18 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    Yes if you buy the Verizon version it will be unlocked and you can to any carrier. It might have changed if you buy any phone outright it should be unlocked. But the Verizon phone is the best one to get as it will have all the frequencies need for most carriers.
    08-09-2014 10:31 PM
  3. XeyeL's Avatar
    Yes, you're right. Although, I was under the impression that you would lose out on features and it wouldn't work with all frequencies from the other carriers (ex. 4g). The fact that you can't just go into an Apple store and purchase an iPhone without having to choose a carrier first makes the whole thing uneasy.
    08-09-2014 10:40 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    Features such as what?
    08-09-2014 11:27 PM
  5. Flow39's Avatar
    You could wait and buy a full "officially" unlocked device. But, if you buy a Verizon model outright, it is unlocked and you can use it on any carrier of your choice and it will work.
    08-09-2014 11:31 PM
  6. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    You could wait and buy a full "officially" unlocked device. But, if you buy a Verizon model outright, it is unlocked and you can use it on any carrier of your choice and it will work.
    What about AT&T LTE?
    08-09-2014 11:49 PM
  7. swarlos's Avatar
    What about AT&T LTE?
    Yes it has the band for AT&T LTE.
    08-09-2014 11:57 PM
  8. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    Yes it has the band for AT&T LTE.
    When did this change?

    That must have changed with the Verizon 5s.
    08-10-2014 12:04 AM
  9. Flow39's Avatar
    When did this change?

    That must have changed with the Verizon 5s.
    Yeah I think you're right. The 5s changed it and added the bands for AT&T I believe
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    08-10-2014 12:09 AM
  10. swarlos's Avatar
    When did this change?

    That must have changed with the Verizon 5s.
    Yeah it was actually cause they were able to fit more bands into the 5S versus the 5.
    08-10-2014 12:15 AM
  11. ajl's Avatar
    You could ask your current carrier to unlock it for you!
    08-10-2014 12:45 AM
  12. XeyeL's Avatar
    Features such as what?
    Features like LTE, but from your other response it seems that is no longer an issue. I was also under the impression that you would lose out on visual voicemail.

    You could ask your current carrier to unlock it for you!
    I know Verizon sells the phone unlocked out of the box. I'm trying to avoid getting a 2 year contract. I've been on Verizon for years, but haven't been too happy with their service recently. I'd like to have the freedom to try other carriers like T-Mo and get better rates. If I don't like them then switch back to Verizon.
    08-10-2014 11:13 AM
  13. ajl's Avatar
    Features like LTE, but from your other response it seems that is no longer an issue. I was also under the impression that you would lose out on visual voicemail.



    I know Verizon sells the phone unlocked out of the box. I'm trying to avoid getting a 2 year contract. I've been on Verizon for years, but haven't been too happy with their service recently. I'd like to have the freedom to try other carriers like T-Mo and get better rates. If I don't like them then switch back to Verizon.
    Maybe you could buy it unlocked through Verizon, then go to T-Mobile.
    08-11-2014 05:42 AM
  14. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    When did this change?

    That must have changed with the Verizon 5s.
    It's just like the iPad 3; unlocked world version. Can be used on Verizon lte & AT&T lte and T-Mobile 4G. Same with the iPhone; has all of the bands. This is so they don't have to make a bunch of different variants. Buy it off contract and it's yours to take wherever. Not sure about Sprint.
    08-11-2014 06:42 AM
  15. Premium1's Avatar
    Does anyone know if I will be able to purchase an iPhone 6 out right and take to any carrier? This is the one thing I wish we could do in the U.S. It is frustrating that you can't use one phone for any carrier. This has been long over due in my opinion. This way we can switch to any carrier whenever we are not satisfied with the service being provided.
    You can, but like one of the other commenters said certain networks you would only get 3g(hspa+ and not lte across every carrier) maybe this year will be different and they will have one model that truly works on every carrier.
    XeyeL likes this.
    08-11-2014 05:29 PM
  16. wolfedude88's Avatar
    As others have said, the Verizon version works on most carriers, but won't work on all. Sprint has a different version
    08-12-2014 09:13 AM
  17. OBF's Avatar
    Really? I would think purchasing a Verizon iPhone will be locked to only Verizon.
    08-12-2014 11:13 PM
  18. Flow39's Avatar
    Really? I would think purchasing a Verizon iPhone will be locked to only Verizon.
    Buying it outright means it is unlocked, and the Verizon version has all of the CDMA and GSM band to support all carriers but Sprint.
    08-12-2014 11:23 PM
  19. OBF's Avatar
    Buying it outright means it is unlocked, and the Verizon version has all of the CDMA and GSM band to support all carriers but Sprint.
    Does Verizon also sell iPhones exclusively for Verizon only or are they all unlocked?
    08-12-2014 11:39 PM
  20. Flow39's Avatar
    Does Verizon also sell iPhones exclusively for Verizon only or are they all unlocked?
    Yes they sell the exclusive Verizon models, but those are the subsidized models that cost $199 on contract. But, if you were to go into a Verizon Store or Apple Store and purchase the iPhone for the full $650 price, it would be considered unlocked and you could use it for a number of other carriers.
    08-12-2014 11:42 PM
  21. OBF's Avatar
    Alright cool. So on launch day I can just go to the Apple store and say I want a Verizon iPhone and it'll be the unlocked?
    08-12-2014 11:43 PM
  22. Flow39's Avatar
    Alright cool. So on launch day I can just go to the Apple store and say I want a Verizon iPhone and it'll be the unlocked?
    Yep! As long as you buy it for the full $650 price, it will be considered unlocked and able to use on any carrier
    08-13-2014 12:13 AM
  23. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Buying it outright means it is unlocked, and the Verizon version has all of the CDMA and GSM band to support all carriers but Sprint.
    Whether you buy it full price or subsidized, Verizon's version is unlocked for GSM.
    08-13-2014 12:09 PM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    Really? I would think purchasing a Verizon iPhone will be locked to only Verizon.
    Nope since verizon bought that certain spectrum a few years back, they have to allow their devices to be unlocked (those that use that band that is)
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    08-14-2014 10:30 AM
  25. cnotes2020's Avatar
    It would be so awesome if the iphone 6 would be identical for all US carriers
    08-15-2014 11:57 PM
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