1. blast33's Avatar
    Guys the unlocked phones comes from T-mobile or i just didnt understand correctly?
    09-19-2013 01:29 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Guys the unlocked phones comes from T-mobile or i just didnt understand correctly?
    Yes.
    09-19-2013 01:51 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    The T-Mobile iPhone 5S is sold through Apple. It is also the unlocked model as well. Very confusing the way Apple listed that on their website.


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    09-19-2013 02:02 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    The T-Mobile iPhone 5S is sold through Apple. It is also the unlocked model as well. Very confusing the way Apple listed that on their website.
    It was the same way when T-Mobile sold the Nexus 4. It was the exact same model that Google sold in the Play Store, but T-Mobile's was advertised in such a way that you could believe it was a T-Mobile version.
    09-19-2013 02:34 PM
  5. blast33's Avatar
    So if i go to T-mobile i can pick up an unlocked version instead of waiting week or maybe more if i try to buy it online from apple
    09-19-2013 04:23 PM
  6. M.Rizk's Avatar
    So if i go to T-mobile i can pick up an unlocked version instead of waiting week or maybe more if i try to buy it online from apple
    T-Mobile won't get the 5S the same day AT&T, Verizon and Sprint get it. *As far as I know*. So anyways, you will have to wait.
    09-19-2013 07:25 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    T-Mobile won't get the 5S the same day AT&T, Verizon and Sprint get it. *As far as I know*. So anyways, you will have to wait.
    Not so sure about this. I've read a few posts online that said T-Mobile would start selling the 5S in their stores on the 20'th. probably best if customers call their local T-Mobile stores just to be sure.


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    09-19-2013 07:35 PM
  8. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    The T-Mobile iPhone 5S is sold through Apple. It is also the unlocked model as well. Very confusing the way Apple listed that on their website.


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    So if I want unlocked to use on VZW- that is the one shown as t-mobile unlocked on Apple.com?
    09-19-2013 07:37 PM
  9. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    So if I want unlocked to use on VZW- that is the one shown as t-mobile unlocked on Apple.com?
    No. You need to get the Verizon branded model in order to use on Verizon.
    09-19-2013 08:11 PM
  10. blast33's Avatar
    I spoke with ppl in T-mobile they told me they lunch sales on sep 20th so i gues i will go to them
    09-19-2013 09:12 PM
  11. craigdolson's Avatar
    Ok. So at the risk of being flamed for being "stupid".. If I order the "T-Mobile GSM Unlocked" device, it will work with AT&T Wireless LTE bands, if I am reading Apple's LTE description page correctly, right?
    09-20-2013 09:23 AM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    Ok. So at the risk of being flamed for being "stupid".. If I order the "T-Mobile GSM Unlocked" device, it will work with AT&T Wireless LTE bands, if I am reading Apple's LTE description page correctly, right?
    Yes that one will work on AT&T's LTE network.


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    09-20-2013 10:12 AM
  13. craigdolson's Avatar
    Yes that one will work on AT&T's LTE network.


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    09-20-2013 10:22 AM
  14. FBPD10's Avatar
    Tmoblie only has the 16gb model in stock at the store
    09-20-2013 12:36 PM
  15. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    T-Mobile won't get the 5S the same day AT&T, Verizon and Sprint get it. *As far as I know*. So anyways, you will have to wait.
    T-Mobile also will not be stocking the 32GB. If you can find a 5S at a store it will be a 16GB. They did the same for the iPhone 5.
    09-20-2013 06:29 PM
  16. Eileen89's Avatar
    Only the 16GB model? Better to get one from Apple if this is the case. At least they carry the unlocked model in all 3 storage sizes.


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    09-20-2013 08:38 PM
  17. NYC10065's Avatar
    I went to the Apple Store today and was told that the unlocked T-mobile iPhone 5S would be "carrier locked" in the U.S. (so was not be usable with an AT&T sim card) but would be usable with any sim card internationally.

    Can anyone confirm or refute this?

    I don't understand how they can, in effect, only lock out AT&T while allowing the use of sim cards from every other carrier worldwide.
    09-20-2013 09:31 PM
  18. B1ue_B1aze's Avatar
    I went to the Apple Store today and was told that the unlocked T-mobile iPhone 5S would be "carrier locked" in the U.S. (so was not be usable with an AT&T sim card) but would be usable with any sim card internationally.

    Can anyone confirm or refute this?

    I don't understand how they can, in effect, only lock out AT&T while allowing the use of sim cards from every other carrier worldwide.
    I was also told by an Apple rep that it may only activate on T-Mobile, they admitted though that Apple doesn't have this information and to contact T-Mobile. I then spoke with a T-Mobile rep and was told it should have no problem activating and being used on any other carrier as long as that carrier is compatible with the iPhone. So, I guess I'll see when my 5s arrives and I take it to the Aio store to get it activated.
    09-20-2013 10:24 PM
  19. mustangboy88's Avatar
    I called the Apple.com 1-800 number 3 times to make sure I was getting the unlocked one from the site. Each one confirmed it was the unlocked phone. Here is how it showed up on my receipt. It does say unlocked. And Apple rep said to just pull out the TMO sim and replace it with another when we get them.

    Iphone 5s - unlocked-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1379730680.004315.jpg
    09-20-2013 10:32 PM
  20. Wyatt's Avatar
    Just a word of caution be you precede. Unlocked "T-Mobile" iPhones or any modern phone for that matter may not be the same as standard unlocked GSM iPhones. T-Mobile does not use the same bands as say AT&T for their 4G network so before you go placing orders look up the GSM bands on Apple's site to make sure you get what you want. Unfortunately, all phone reps are also not as equally well versed in these matters so doing your homework first is prudent in this case.
    09-22-2013 06:02 PM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Just a word of caution be you precede. Unlocked "T-Mobile" iPhones or any modern phone for that matter may not be the same as standard unlocked GSM iPhones. T-Mobile does not use the same bands as say AT&T for their 4G network so before you go placing orders look up the GSM bands on Apple's site to make sure you get what you want. Unfortunately, all phone reps are also not as equally well versed in these matters so doing your homework first is prudent in this case.
    It is the same phone for the 5S.
    09-22-2013 06:29 PM
  22. mustangboy88's Avatar
    Before the mad rush on the 20th, the Apple site referenced the A1533 as the unlocked iphone. But on the the 20th, the unlocked purchase option disappeared. However, look at the 5C and you'll see the A1532 is both the TMO and unlocked phone.
    09-22-2013 07:14 PM

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