The T-Mobile OnePlus 6T is carrier-locked and doesn't support dual-SIM
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 29, 2018, 2:11 PM
The OnePlus 6T
For the first time in the history of OnePlus, its newest high-end device will be made available to US consumers through T-Mobile as part of an exclusive agreement between the two companies.
Just as expected, the OnePlus 6T is offered in three storage configurations and two colors. However, T-Mobile has confirmed that it will only be offering the 8/128GB model in Midnight Black for $579 – customers can acquire it for just $279 by trading in their old phones. This particular device is identical to the unlocked variant in every way except one.
OnePlus fans who choose to purchase the unlocked OnePlus 6T will gain access to a dual-SIM card slot that now also supports Verizon SIMs, meaning owners can connect to Big Red’s LTE network. However, customers who choose to acquire the OnePlus 6T through T-Mobile will not have this advantage. This is because the device will support just one nano-SIM card and will also arrive carrier-locked, which means it won’t be compatible with other networks.
There’s no doubt some OnePlus fans may see this as a significant drawback that could push them towards the unlocked model. But the company itself doesn’t appear to be too worried. After all, in a post-event interview, it stated that it’s still “very rare for US users to utilize dual-SIM.” Therefore, the OnePlus 6T should “satisfy” the needs of most T-Mobile customers.
Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2018
So can the TMobile version be unlocked at all? After paying it off or if you purchase it full price or even after that it can only be used with tmobile? If someone could please comment that be great
posted on Oct 29, 2018, 2:29 PM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 05, 2015
OP already has the unlocked form on their site. (XDA has all the info). You can trade in ANY OnePlus phone for $300 credit. I am trading in my old OPO, then pay the additional $280 to pay it off...and fill out the form. Unlocked OP6T for $280.
posted on Oct 29, 2018, 6:28 PM 0
Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 31, 2012
T-Mobile normally automatically unlocks the phone as soon as you pay off the EIP plan. I had my LG G3 and G2 that were unlocked within a day of paying off my EIP. But they do state that even if you pay the full amount upfront, they will only unlock the phone after using it in their network for 40 days. One thing is certain, the TMO model is not DUAL SIM. What we need to find out is whether it will also have support Verizon bands. The software updates also would need to come from TMo after it passes additional certification. But since TMO is openly touting partnership, I would reckon that there will be sufficient updates maybe not at the frequent intervals say like the OP6T Unlocked.
posted on Oct 30, 2018, 11:04 PM 0
Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016
This makes sense though, why should it be dual sim?
posted on Oct 29, 2018, 2:45 PM 3
Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 11, 2013
Will the T-Mobile version will get software updates directly from OnePlus?
posted on Oct 29, 2018, 3:23 PM 2
Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 25, 2013
So whats the advantage of buying it from T-mobile then?
posted on Oct 29, 2018, 6:14 PM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 05, 2015
Trade in my old OPO gathering dust in the drawer ($300 credit), pay the additional $280 to pay it off...fill out the form to get unlock code. BOOM. done. It ain't rocket science. OP already has the unlock form on their site (XDA has all the info)
posted on Oct 29, 2018, 6:26 PM 1
Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010
My biggest question about the T-Mobile "variant" is if it'll be carried in stores and if there'll be any demo units.
posted on Oct 29, 2018, 11:23 PM 0
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