1. smcastedo's Avatar
    i've just bought an iphone 6 t-mobile contract free and as soon as i got it i take it out the t-mobile sim card, im in usa right now but in 1 month i want to use it in bolivia permanently, so my questions are..

    how can i bypass the activation screen if i dont have a sim card ?

    can i just put the t mobile sim card, do the activation and take out the sim card?

    as soon as i put the t mobile sim card my phone will lock to the carrier?

    what should i do?

    thanks
    11-04-2014 11:09 PM
  2. Flow39's Avatar
    i've just bought an iphone 6 t-mobile contract free and as soon as i got it i take it out the t-mobile sim card, im in usa right now but in 1 month i want to use it in bolivia permanently, so my questions are..

    how can i bypass the activation screen if i dont have a sim card ?

    can i just put the t mobile sim card, do the activation and take out the sim card?

    as soon as i put the t mobile sim card my phone will lock to the carrier?

    what should i do?

    thanks
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT3406

    Check this article out on how to use it without a SIM. Then you will probably have to put a new SIM in when you get to Bolivia.
    smcastedo likes this.
    11-04-2014 11:30 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Your phone won't lock to T-Mobile. When you buy a T-Mobile or AT&T iPhone contract free from Apple, it is unlocked. My assumption is that you bought the phone outright from Apple and not T-Mobile. Just have that T-Mobile SIM card to activate and you're free to put in your other sim card.

    I just turned on my iPhone 6 that I bought from Apple contract-free from T-Mobile while the SIM was in there. I took it out and put my AT&T sim in there and it works fine.
    serglb, LCW and smcastedo like this.
    11-05-2014 01:07 AM
  4. jonathan2677's Avatar
    Yeah if it's bought from Apple as the T-Mobile contract free it's unlocked and that won't change from activating with a sim
    11-09-2014 04:13 PM

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