1. mj0's Avatar
    Given that my currenty 6 Plus is slowly but surely dying on me I might have to purchase an X sooner than I was hoping for. As far as I can tell there is no unlocked SIM free version of the iPhone X available just yet, and I absolutely have to select a carrier when purchasing one.

    The thing is: both my wife and I are on AT&T GoPhone since it's soooooo much cheaper than their any carrier's post paid plan ($40 for unlimited calls/texts + 6GB LTE + rollover data + tethering). In addition, I travel to Europe for work quite frequently and am used to popping in an old German SIM card whenever I arrive.

    Thus, my two questions are: if I select AT&T as my carrier when purchasing the iPhone X, will I be able to simply swap my SIM card from my existing 6 Plus and activate the phone? Or will activation actually require a post paid plan as it does when purchasing an iPhone through the Apple Upgrade Program? And, more importantly, will I be able to continue using my German o2 SIM card whenever I'm in Europe?

    My initial plan was to wait until around mid to late January until the unlocked SIM free version is available but my 6 Plus might not last that long.
    11-17-2017 03:34 PM
  2. eyecrispy's Avatar
    If you pay for it outright I don’t see why not. I don’t know much about the plan you’re on so may be best to wait until someone else chimes in.
    11-17-2017 04:00 PM
  3. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Are you buying at full price up front or on payments?
    11-17-2017 04:27 PM
  4. mj0's Avatar
    Sorry, forgot to mention that: buying outright through the Apple Store and paying in full, no carriers involved in the process.
    11-17-2017 04:31 PM
  5. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Sorry, forgot to mention that: buying outright through the Apple Store and paying in full, no carriers involved in the process.
    I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. You could make them activate for you there before you walk out.
    11-17-2017 04:43 PM
  6. EagleFox007's Avatar
    As long as you bought it unlocked then there’s no reason for it not to work. It’s as simple as that.
    11-17-2017 05:29 PM
  7. mj0's Avatar
    As long as you bought it unlocked then there’s no reason for it not to work. It’s as simple as that.
    That's what I thought, too. Until I figured out that Apple's unlocked "Upgrade Plan" iPhones actually do require a post paid plan for activation. Hence my question
    11-17-2017 06:03 PM
  8. zenjen's Avatar
    Purchased outright from Apple, the phone is unlocked. I purchased the TMO version online, and Apple never asked anything specific about my TMO account. I got the phone, removed the SIM card that was in the phone, placed my TMO SIM from my unlocked 7plus. Works just fine and I did not have to activate through TMO.
    11-17-2017 06:10 PM
  9. EagleFox007's Avatar
    That's what I thought, too. Until I figured out that Apple's unlocked "Upgrade Plan" iPhones actually do require a post paid plan for activation. Hence my question
    I was merely talking about how unlocked phone works. It’s either you pay a post paid plan or not, as long as they say it’s an unlocked phone it will work on any kind of SIM. Apple sells another type of unlocked phone that is not tied to any carrier just like the other guy posted. That’s what you should get so that it won’t require you to activate and pay any kind of post paid plan.
    11-18-2017 12:38 AM
  10. mrluky60's Avatar
    You can do it.........period
    11-21-2017 03:54 PM

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