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    Default iPhone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    Are these two versions of the same phone? Can AT&T sim works fully on Tmobile version or vice versa? I am looking to purchase the phone at full price.
    Last edited by TechAbstract; 09-24-2016 at 01:43 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechAbstract View Post
    Are these two versions the same phone? Can AT&T sim works fully on Tmobile version or vice versa? I am looking to purchase the phone at full price.
    Idk they should be but they are actually different models. It could be that they just ship with a different sim.
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    Default Re: Iphone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    Anyone tested them yet? What about Verizon version? I've heard it works on all carriers.
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    Default Re: Iphone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    In the US and Canada, there are two models of each iPhone 7.

    The T-Mobile & AT&T phones are the same. They lack the CDMA radio due to their Intel modem. The Verizon and Sprint models truly work on all carriers in the US and China. The Sprint one, though, if activated on Sprint, is locked for 60 days to Sprint. The have different model numbers due to the SIM that is included.

    The most desirable one is the Verizon model if you are interested in changing carriers or you want to maximize resale value later on...

    Otherwise the AT&T and T-Mobile versions will work anywhere there is a GSM signal.

    The SIM-Free version, which has not been released yet in the US, will most likely be the Verizon version with no SIM.


    Hope this helps..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechAbstract View Post
    Anyone tested them yet? What about Verizon version? I've heard it works on all carriers.
    I bought a Verizon Plus today, popped my AT&T SIM card in and works perfectly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayk82 View Post
    I bought a Verizon Plus today, popped my AT&T SIM card in and works perfectly!
    Ditto. I got the Verizon model and am using with ATT. Wanted that model or Sprint model for resale value.
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    Default Re: Iphone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    Originally Posted by jayk82
    I bought a Verizon Plus today, popped my AT&T SIM card in and works perfectly!
    They don't require you to sign up for a plan? I may just purchase Verizon phone and use it for my AT&T sim.
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    Quote Originally Posted by TechAbstract View Post
    Are these two versions of the same phone? Can AT&T sim works fully on Tmobile version or vice versa? I am looking to purchase the phone at full price.
    Yes they can if paid full price and unlocked. I bought a Att 7 Plus at retail and using it on T-Mobile.
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    The point of doing the iUP is so that if you don't like your carrier you can switch to which ever carrier you like. All iPhones work on all carriers.
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    Default iPhone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    If it's any like like the 6/6s then the AT&T and T-Mobile ones are exactly the same and then there's the one that Verizon and Sprint gets. Again, if anything like last years model then the AT&T/Tmo model also works on Verizon and sprint and has 1 extra band that only AT&T uses.

    It's also worth nothing that Verizon and Sprint have moved more towards using LTE pure phones and away from CDMA. So in my opinion the extra CDMA radio is becoming obsolete with LTE.

    Not sure how they did it this year but I know last years model, AT&T model was the best one because it worked on every carrier and had the extra band while the ones for Verizon and sprint lacked it. My wife is currently using a 6s plus that we originally got on AT&T and now on Verizon. I don't know why they would change it.
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    If it's any like like the 6/6s then the AT&T and T-Mobile ones are exactly the same and then there's the one that Verizon and Sprint gets. Again, if anything like last years model then the AT&T/Tmo model also works on Verizon and sprint and has 1 extra band that only AT&T uses.

    It's also worth nothing that Verizon and Sprint have moved more towards using LTE pure phones and away from CDMA. So in my opinion the extra CDMA radio is becoming obsolete with LTE.

    Not sure how they did it this year but I know last years model, AT&T model was the best one because it worked on every carrier and had the extra band while the ones for Verizon and sprint lacked it. My wife is currently using a 6s plus that we originally got on AT&T and now on Verizon. I don't know why they would change it.
    This year, the ATT and T-Mobile model only has GSM modem. The Verizon and Sprint model has a GSM and CDMA support. If you want the most universal model, go with Verizon or sprint one. I've got the Verizon one.
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    Default Re: iPhone 7 plus Tmobile vs AT&T

    I bought the Verizon iPhone 7 Plus at Apple Store. Paid full price for it. Doesn't require a contract with Verizon. Using it with AT&T sim card now. Everything works, including MMS, visual voicemail, and Wifi calling.
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