1. giper54's Avatar
    Will the contract free T Mobile iPhone 6 will it work on AT&T? Is there anything I will have do like get the phone unlocked? Has anyone done that with the iPhone 5s?
    09-09-2014 09:16 PM
  2. Danny Olivo's Avatar
    Sorry, I don't have an answer. I was just about to start the same thread. No one wants to answer. I wanna get the unlocked tmobile option but want to use it on att also.
    09-09-2014 09:26 PM
  3. giper54's Avatar
    The bands match up from what I can tell, but I am not sure about the phone being unlocked. I believe there is a writer fore iMore who also works at an Apple Store who said that the contract free model works on AT&T.
    09-09-2014 09:27 PM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Yes it works on AT&T and it comes unlocked. We just about all did it with the 5S or we got the verizon variant which comes unlocked too at full retail.
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    09-09-2014 09:28 PM
  5. giper54's Avatar
    EmceeGeek. Thank you for the answer. Any issues at all with using the contract free T Mobile iPhone on AT&T?
    09-09-2014 09:33 PM
  6. gurase's Avatar
    I read somewhere that if the AT&T iPhone is purchased full price at an Apple store, it also comes unlocked. Buying it subsidized triggers it to be locked. This doesn't apply at carrier stores where all iPhones are locked.
    09-09-2014 10:36 PM
  7. Danny Olivo's Avatar
    I want to preorder, and the only unlocked phone to preorder is tmobile. Are they the same exact phone, AT&T and tmobile ?
    09-09-2014 11:07 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I want to preorder, and the only unlocked phone to preorder is tmobile. Are they the same exact phone, AT&T and tmobile ?
    Yes.
    09-09-2014 11:11 PM
  9. Flow39's Avatar
    Just buy the AT&T at full retail. It will be considered unlocked when you buy it outright
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    09-10-2014 12:01 AM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Just buy the AT&T at full retail. It will be considered unlocked when you buy it outright
    Yes! Problem solved.
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    09-10-2014 12:06 AM
  11. Danny Olivo's Avatar
    Can I preorder an unlocked att phone ?
    09-10-2014 12:13 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Can I preorder an unlocked att phone ?
    You'll end up getting an unlocked device, but there won't be any devices available for pre-order OR regular order (for that matter) that are specified "unlocked". Just buy a device unsubsidized and if it doesn't come unlocked, you simply contact your carrier and they'll unlock it for you. Simple.
    09-10-2014 12:39 AM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Or just buy the T-Mobile version which is an option from what I see on the Apple Store page. It'll come unlocked and you don't have to worry about calling AT&T to get that ridiculous $36 upgrade fee removed from your bill even though you paid full retail.
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    09-10-2014 01:10 AM
  14. coolqf's Avatar
    Starting with the iPhone 5S they unified the att & tmobile phones into one so that both have the same specs, bands, etc. If this holds true for the iPhone 6, then you should just get whichever is easier to get a hold of.
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    09-10-2014 01:46 AM
  15. giper54's Avatar
    https://www.apple.com/iphone-6/specs/

    According to Apple, it shouldn't be a problem.
    09-10-2014 01:32 PM
  16. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Starting with the iPhone 5S they unified the att & tmobile phones into one so that both have the same specs, bands, etc. If this holds true for the iPhone 6, then you should just get whichever is easier to get a hold of.
    Pretty much. Apple has already said how many different bands they included into these models, to help with roaming. So.... In my eyes.. It's up to you where you buy. AT&T/Verizon/T-Mobile is all fair game.
    09-10-2014 02:38 PM
  17. Mohamed Issa1's Avatar
    Thanks, so that iPhone 6 contract free i bought from apple online store will work in Egypt ?!
    09-17-2014 07:49 AM
  18. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Thanks, so that iPhone 6 contract free i bought from apple online store will work in Egypt ?!
    Unknown.

    But one can do research.

    Bands in Egypt:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/network-band...sCountry=EGYPT

    LTE bands:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

    (None, it seems.)

    iPhone 6 models by country/carrier:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

    Assuming that you pick a network with GSM frequencies in Egypt, you should have 2G and 3G service with an American iPhone 6.
    09-17-2014 08:13 AM
  19. giper54's Avatar
    Has anyone gone this route and confirm that the contract free T Mobile phone works with AT&T LTE.
    09-25-2014 10:04 PM
  20. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    Has anyone gone this route and confirm that the contract free T Mobile phone works with AT&T LTE.
    Just picked up the Unlocked T-Mobile 6 at the Cherry Hill Mall,put my Straight Talkk AT&T sim card in and everything is good to go. I should add when you power on the phone since their is a T-Mobile sim card in the phone the network displayed will say T-Mobile. When you switch out the sim card it will say AT&T
    09-26-2014 12:25 PM
  21. giper54's Avatar
    Thank you for the info. I am in Buffalo but I have family from the area. My mom even worked at that mall many decades ago.
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    09-26-2014 12:33 PM
  22. giper54's Avatar
    Just picked up the Unlocked T-Mobile 6 at the Cherry Hill Mall,put my Straight Talkk AT&T sim card in and everything is good to go. I should add when you power on the phone since their is a T-Mobile sim card in the phone the network displayed will say T-Mobile. When you switch out the sim card it will say AT&T
    Is AT&T LTE working well too?
    09-26-2014 07:37 PM
  23. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    Yes LTE is working
    09-26-2014 10:04 PM
  24. Art H's Avatar
    If you purchase the phone at full price it is automatically unlocked. AT&T will sell you the phone at the unsubsidized price however it's anyones guess when you'll receive it lol.
    09-27-2014 06:42 PM
  25. ChrisJ1's Avatar
    Unknown.

    But one can do research.

    Bands in Egypt:
    Mobile networks - GSM and 3G coverage

    LTE bands:
    List of LTE networks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    (None, it seems.)

    iPhone 6 models by country/carrier:
    Apple - iPhone 6 - View countries with supported LTE networks.

    Assuming that you pick a network with GSM frequencies in Egypt, you should have 2G and 3G service with an American iPhone 6.
    I was in Egypt about two weeks ago. As sad as it sounds.. they are lucky to even have 3G in there. I never picked up any 4G or LTE signal.
    09-27-2014 11:35 PM

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