How to buy the iPhone XR unlocked

How to buy the iPhone XR unlocked
If you have been rushing to pre-order the iPhone XR, you might now be watching with confusion the lack of an unlocked option to buy. When Apple put the iPhone XS and XS Max for pre-order, you could order the Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint versions, but you could also get them unlocked straight away, but the XR orders are missing that important choice.

Fret not, however, all you need to do is get the T-Mobile version at full price, and it will come with the Un-carrier SIM but unlocked for use on any carrier, including Verizon or Sprint. You see, the T-Mobile option is the A1984 model which supports all US carrier frequencies, the CDMA standard, as well as T-Mobile's new 600MHz spectrum. 

Here's what you need to do:

1. On Apple's 'Buy iPhone page, continue to the model options

3. Choose a color and storage capacity option

4. On the next page, pick the 'Pay in full' option

5. Before payment, you will see the "Unlocked iPhone with T-Mobile SIM" description, this is the A1984 US carrier-compatible model that you will get in the mail.

Related phones

iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)



1. amesnj

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 24, 2018

I'm buying from Trinidad, therefore I need to purchase the Iphone XR unlocked so that I'll be able to use my local carrier. Would this method be applicable to me?

2. faysalskys

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 28, 2018

hello Daniel, i also emailed you about this two days ago but didn't get a reply yet. can you kindly confirm that if i pay in full during the purchase will i be able to use it outside USA or not? i live in Bangladesh.

3. Shankhadeep

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2018

Have you got an confirmation? I live in India and want the same option.

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