Whats confusing for me is this from [URL="https://forums.imore.com/e?link=https%3A%2F%2Fapple.sjv.io%2Fc%2F221109%2F473657%2F7613%3FsubId1%3DUUimUvbUpU2833123%26subId2%3Dvbim%26u%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.apple.com%252Fiphone%252F%26ourl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.apple.com%252Fshop%252Fbuy-iphone%252Fiphone-7%253Fafid%253Dp239%25257C159229%2526cid%253Daos-us-aff-ir%2526subId1%253DUUimUvbUpU2833123%2526subId2%253Dvbim%2522&token=PtN-fXM8]Apple[/URL]:
Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and SIM-free
If Sprint or Verizon Wireless is your wireless carrier, your iPhone will work on AT&T and T-Mobile once activated. The SIM-free iPhone will work with any carrier. An iPhone activated on Sprint or Verizon Wireless, and the SIM-free iPhone, also have the ability to roam internationally on GSM networks.
It reads as though it has to be activated on Sprint and/or Verizon BEFORE it will work on AT&T and/or Tmo... how do you do that if you do not have a Sprint or Verizon account?
It's early and I'm just now drinking coffee so I might be reading this wrong lol