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    iPhone 7 Models for T-Mobile, Unlocked question.

    According to this page https://www.techwalls.com/iphone-7-p...l-differences/ .

    All of the iPhone 7 models sold by T-Mobile, the A1778 and the A1784 Plus models, are "Unlocked/Contract Free".

    Is this correct? They are all unlocked?

    I'm asking because I'm seeing these sold used as 'Locked to carrier' and 'not unlocked'. Could they be unlocked and users do not know?

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    All phones T-Mobile sells are locked.
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    Sweet!
    Thanks Donald.

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    Plus the T-Mobile phone in USA only has bands to work with ATT and T-Mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitieiii View Post
    Plus the T-Mobile phone in USA only has bands to work with ATT and T-Mobile
    I understand what @Whitieiii is saying but it may be misunderstood. The iPhone 7 (A1778) sold by T-Mobile, does not have CDMA used by Sprint, USCC, CSpire and Verizon. It actually has these bands and standards:
    2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
    Which make it compatible with most carriers around the world.

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    Ok, I'm somewhat convinced of the locked state of every iphone sold by T-Mobile now. So are there any exceptions to This?

    Are all sellers of used T-Mobile iPhones that think they are unlocked wrong? Or just assuming wrong?

    There seem to be significant price differences between unlocked used/new devices and the ads not mentioning the lock status.

    The Unlock codes for T-Mobile iPhones seem to be really expensive compared to say AT&T as little as $5US. I hated to spend $400 for a phone that costs $99 to unlock..
    Last edited by Edward2; 11-03-2017 at 10:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward2 View Post
    Ok, I'm somewhat convinced of the Unlocked state of every iphone sold by T-Mobile now. So are there any exceptions to This?

    Are all sellers of used T-Mobile iPhones that think they are locked wrong? Or just assuming wrong?

    There seem to be significant price differences between unlocked used/new devices and the ads not mentioning the lock status.

    The Unlock codes for T-Mobile iPhones seem to be really expensive compared to say AT&T as little as $5US. I hated to spend $400 for a phone that costs $99 to unlock..
    The sellers are correct and disclosing the locked status of the phones correctly. T-mobiles phones, not just iPhones, are sold locked. T-mobile will unlock their phones once certain requirements are met. I believe it is 45 days of service that is required.

    With AT&T phones you can just go to a website and submit an unlock request to have them unlocked if the phone is paid off (takes 24-72 hours), so there really isn’t any reason to pay for that unless the service is offering a 1-2 hour turnaround window.

    Only Verizon phones are sold unlocked.

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    Thanks 2400zr.

    Can you comment on what is meant by a heading in this article providing the T-Mobile iPhone 7 model and part numbers?
    https://www.techwalls.com/iphone-7-p...l-differences/

    It states:
    Part numbers of the model A1874:

    T-Mobile/Unlocked/Contract-free

    iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Black MNQW2LL/A
    iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Black MN5G2LL/A
    iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Black MN5M2LL/A

    So this is incorrect?

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    If you purchase the t-mobile phone at the Apple store it will be unlocked. If you purchase the t-mobile phone at a t-mobile store it will be locked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitieiii View Post
    Plus the T-Mobile phone in USA only has bands to work with ATT and T-Mobile

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    T Mobile and AT&T phones iPhone 7 models and newer use the Intel modem which lacks CDMA to use in the Verizon and Sprint networks

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    You can use the T-Mobile iPhone with Verizon 4G LTE but if you don't have LTE in your location you will not have any service at all since the T-Mobile iPhone lacs bands for Verizon's edge 3G and HSPA+ (4G without LTE)

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