1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I live in Argentina.
    If I buy an iPhone 5s for T-Mobile, shall it work as a Factory Unlocked phone??
    That is to say it will work properly with a nano-SIM card provided from my local (Agentine) GSM carrier
    10-17-2013 02:58 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    You'd be better off with the Verizon variant of iPhone - the GSM parts of it are totally unlocked, and global capable.
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    10-17-2013 03:03 PM
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    I live in Argentina.
    If I buy an iPhone 5s for T-Mobile, shall it work as a Factory Unlocked phone??
    That is to say it will work properly with a nano-SIM card provided from my local (Agentine) GSM carrier
    Does TMobile sell them unlocked? They might, as Verizon sell most of it's current phones unlocked. It's up to you to check the specs of the radios in the phone and compare to the network frequencies your carrier uses.
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    10-17-2013 03:06 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You'd be better off with the Verizon variant of iPhone - the GSM parts of it are totally unlocked, and global capable.
    Tmobile would be the same as ling as purchased at an Apple store. As would a full price ATT phone.

    The main thing to check is if the LTE frequencies match.
    Horacio Di Pasquo likes this.
    10-17-2013 06:50 PM
  5. Horacio Di Pasquo's Avatar
    But the only way to buy a contract free phone at Apple Store is a T-Mobile Contract Free.

    As far as I know Verizon or AT&T are only sold with Contracts I can not use at my country.
    10-18-2013 02:10 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    Although it costs extra, you CAN buy it locked and then purchase an unlock code from a service provider. This guy is fair and reputable.

    Unlock Blackberry | Unlock iPhone | Unlock Samsung HTC |CellUnlock.net
    10-21-2013 11:10 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    But the only way to buy a contract free phone at Apple Store is a T-Mobile Contract Free.

    As far as I know Verizon or AT&T are only sold with Contracts I can not use at my country.
    You can buy a full price Verizon or AT&T iPhone without a contract in an Apple store but not online.
    10-21-2013 12:24 PM

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