Similar to what it has done for previous iPhone releases, Apple is now offering SIM free editions of its latest flagship devices, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Before these new versions, only iPhone 7 units tied to specific mobile operators were made available during the first few weeks since the newest models hit the market.
By purchasing an unlocked version of the iPhone 7, iOS mobile users get to choose for themselves which wireless carrier to connect to. When buying a mobile device from a specific mobile operator, users can normally expect their device to be already connected to that carrier’s network, all ready to be activated and used. But with unlocked handsets, users must look for a carrier, avail of a wireless service, and activate their device on their own.
The unlocked iPhone 7 models come with support for both GSM and CDMA networks. In other words, any user who decides to purchase an unlocked version can expect his unit to be compatible with any of the major wireless carriers in the United States, namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
Getting an iPhone from a wireless carrier usually means also having the option to avail of a leasing or monthly payment arrangement. In the case of the SIM free iPhone 7 devices, Apple is offering an 18 month payment plan, especially for buyers who are exploring other options aside from paying the full price upfront (which typically starts at $649).
To get started on getting an unlocked iPhone 7, one only needs to visit Apple’s US website. When clicking SIM free on the iPhone 7 section, users will be guided through several web pages where they can decide on the finish and on the memory storage configuration. It bears noting that for those who want to get the jet black colored edition of the iPhone 7, they may have to wait for as long as six to eight weeks, due to the fact that this particular version sold out last month.
For reference on pricing, see below.
32 gigabyte edition -- $649
128 gigabyte edition -- $749
256 gigabyte edition -- $849
iPhone 7 Plus:
32 gigabyte edition -- $769
128 gigabyte edition -- $869
256 gigabyte edition -- $969
Apple formally unveiled the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus just over a month ago. The devices are made available in standard black, silver, gold, rose gold, and the aforementioned jet black color options. For more Apple deals, you can explore other phones and plans from Apple at Wirefly today.
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