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Other colors of iPhone 7 are available for same discounts. 32 GB versions are $200 off.

For some strange reason only the red 7 plus are on sale.
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Any one gonna try getting it unlocked with the Verizon sim activation trick?
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An iPhone 7/7+ SIM free model subject to the US Reseller Flex Policy will follow the unlocking policy of whichever carrier's SIM card is in it when it is initially activated. Verizon doesn't lock their 4G LTE phones so if you use a Verizon postpaid SIM card for the initial activation, an iPhone 7/7+ SIM free model subject to the US Reseller Flex Policy will be unlocked.

If you do ship to home, you can:

1) Remove the Sprint SIM without plugging in or turning on the device;

2) Put a Verizon postpaid SIM in the device - it does not need to be an active Verizon postpaid SIM, inactive will work for this;

3) Activate the phone over WiFi or through iTunes while your computer is connected to the internet.

The phone will then be SIM unlocked. You can then factory reset the device, put the Sprint SIM in and activate it on Sprint using the Sprint SIM.

You can buy Verizon postpaid SIMs at Best Buy and at Verizon authorized resellers (but not at corporate stores). You can also buy them on ebay - just make sure they are Verizon nano SIMs for iPhones.


Target and Walmart also sell iPhone 7/7+ SIM free model subject to the US Reseller Flex Policy. So if you buy a Verizon, AT&T or Sprint iPhone 7/7+ through BB, Target or Walmart, they are not the carrier models, they are the iPhone 7/7+ SIM free model subject to the US Reseller Flex Policy.

Keep in mind that what this means is that if you buy a Verizon iPhone 7/7+ from BB, Target or Walmart and use another carrier's SIM card for the initial activation, the iPhone 7/7+ will be locked to that carrier despite that Verizon doesn't lock their 4G LTE phones.
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Does anyone know if I can pay up the balance the moment after the phones are shipped and then cancel the service without penalties and keep the handsets?
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If I unlock it with Verizon sim will it work with ATT?
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If I unlock it with Verizon sim will it work with ATT?
Yes if unlocked. The Best Buy model works with all carriers if unlocked.
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Does anyone know if I can pay up the balance the moment after the phones are shipped and then cancel the service without penalties and keep the handsets?

Also wanted to know
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Also wanted to know
Below is from wiki of G5 thread:

FEEDBACK: SPRINT USERS

From Sprint chat and Best Buy confirming the information:

Liz: You can purchase this device with 24 months installments option now. After one month installment payment, you can pay off this device in a single transaction.

I was able to get Sprint to waive the activation fee also so in the end its $120 (5*24) + $25 in best buy gift cards + $9.90 in tax.

Sprint will unlock for domestic and international use, make sure to purchase with credit card for extra warranty coverage, and use cashback sites.

** 3 days after delivery.. it's finally updated, debloated and SIM unlocked (Domestic and international)
called as soon as i got the phone to pay off in full, then asked if i can unlock as i will be travelling soon (true story) but be careful they do a temporary international unlock if you are not specific. The rep passed me to a special desk who was unsure if I qualify for a full unlock, put me on hold, asked around and finally crated a ticket to get it approved... so this may be a YMMV thing. Next day they called and said it was approved and unlock but it was a challenge to get it to work with a different SIM.. I highly recommend you test to see if the phone actually works with a different SIM. See this post (#1834) *** -- Wildantics

Though you can get lucky as above, the official unlocking policies are:
For GMS unlocking: https://www.sprint.com/legal/unlo...ity:unlock
- Domestic Unlock (Full unlock): phone 50 days active, and paid in full.
- International Unlock (only international, no domestic): device active on a sprint account older than 90 days
- For inactive devices: Additional validation may be required to ensure eligibility. (who knows what that means)
- Military personnel: been issued overseas deployment papers. No time requirements.

CDMA: To use it on a Sprint MVNO you have to wait 12 months. "MVNO activation system [will reject] any phone from its Boost, Virgin or Sprint Prepaid brands unless said phone has been used at least 12 months on the Sprint prepaid brand it was sold for" <- This is for prepaid. This G5 is postpaid -thanks broncosfan
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2...lowed.html
Not sure exactly how FED works with postpaid. From what I understand, if you get it with a contract you can activate on an MVNO after the contract ends, or after you exit by paying ETFs, but if you get it for full price then it has to be in sprint for 12 months before it passes FED (I think the latter is the case for this G5)
https://help.ting.com/hc/en-us/ar...-What-Now-
https://swappa.com/faq/answer/sprint_mvno_fec
-aljgom

Early Termination Fees: No ETF. "If you are a customer in Sprint's Monthly Installments program, you are required to sign a month to month Service Agreement, but will not be subject to a plan term commitment or ETF." https://support.sprint.com/suppor...vanity:etf -aljgom
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If you do ship to home, you can:

1) Remove the Sprint SIM without plugging in or turning on the device;

2) Put a Verizon postpaid SIM in the device - it does not need to be an active SIM;

3) Activate the phone over WiFi or through iTunes while your computer is connected to the internet.

The phone will then be SIM unlocked. You can then factory reset the device, put the Sprint SIM in and activate it on Sprint using the Sprint SIM.

You can buy Verizon postpaid SIMs at Best Buy and at Verizon authorized resellers (but not at corporate stores). You can also buy them on ebay - just make sure they are Verizon nano SIMs for iPhones.
When I do a search on BB's site, the only option I see is a pre-paid SIM:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/veriz...Id=4331711

When i do a quick look on Amazon, they have a nano-SIM here. Is that all that is needed?
https://www.amazon.com/Verizon-Wi...B00A7YRIJK

I am interested in getting one of these phones, and like the idea an unlocked one. I understand activating it using a Verizon SIM first will unlock the device. What I don't understand is if that SIM has to already be associated with a Verizon number. Would I have to buy a month of Verizon (I'm currently with AT&T) coverage to activate with them?
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This no longer seems to work with the 256GB option on the iPhone 7. After inputting zip code and last 4 of social, I was told that the price changed to $35 and change. I was able to order the 128GB model though. Thanks, OP.
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When I do a search on BB's site, the only option I see is a pre-paid SIM:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/veriz...Id=4331711
Go to a store and ask to buy a postpaid one from mobile department.
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When i do a quick look on Amazon, they have a nano-SIM here. Is that all that is needed?
https://www.amazon.com/Verizon-Wi...B00A7YRIJK
That's a nano SIM but I can't tell if it is one of the ones for iPhones without seeing the back. It shouldn't matter though.

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What I don't understand is if that SIM has to already be associated with a Verizon number.
I have already explained that in the post you quoted. The Verizon SIM does not have to be active. You can do the activation with an inactive Verizon SIM over WiFi or through iTunes with your computer connected to the internet. Go back and re-read my post.
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Can i buy this without a sprint account?
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is it for new line or can it worked like an upgrade I'm a sprint customer.
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