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Hi! I’m just interesting, if i’ll buy new iPhone Xs Max with at&t carrier for one time payment, will i be able to use this phone in Georgia(republic, not state) with indigenous carrier (Beeline)?

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@Kukach

Hello. This year for the first time I can remember, sim-free phones will be available on day one from Apple. I would choose this route, especially given your situation. It will completely avoid any issues with locks that may come up. 

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Yes but i’ll be in USA just till 24 and in pre orders all free sim iphones are sold out for pick up in stores of New York(with at&t there are many) so that’s why i’m asking 

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AT&T doesn’t sell unlocked phones.  They are all locked to AT&T.  Only Apple sells unlocked phones.  If you want to use you new iPhone in Georgia, best to buy the SIM-free phone from Apple.

 

A phone bought from AT&T would have to be unlocked, which takes time and requires meeting eligibility requirements.  Also, using a prepaid AT&T SIM in an iPhone usually locks the phone to AT&T for 6 months and it can be frustrating to get that overridden if you paid full price for the phone.  Unless you buy the SIM free phone from Apple, I don’t see a realistic way to get a phone that is unlocked by the 24th.

 

If you have no intention of staying in the US and using AT&T as your carrier, there is no value in getting a phone through AT&T.  If they are sould out online, you can always try standing in line at the Apple store and see if you can get one.

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Thank u very much!

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If you could actually get a phone from ATT at full price I do think it will stay locked  until the 2 wk return window is cleared. I’m fairly certain this happened with my son’s GS8. 

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For what it’s woeth, I purchased a Xs max at full price atthe apple store that was the ATT model. I went to ATT unlocking website and was able to submit an unlock request and get it unlocked in a matter of 5 minutes. 

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