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# 204938 23-Oct-2016 23:23
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I need to sell my wife's old iPhone 6. She had it under contract from VF.


Would it need unlocking or anything or will it just work with whatever SIM the new owner puts in it?

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  # 1656766 24-Oct-2016 00:00
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iPhone is not locked in NZ.

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  # 1656768 24-Oct-2016 00:06

Short answer: No NZ-new iPhones are locked.


Long answer: Network locking is relatively new in NZ, and currently serves only to bring down the upfront cost of entry-level Prepay devices. Locked devices are all clearly marked at point of sale, the unlocking fees are low (or free after a set period of active service) and the processes are easy. Because market precedent is for low unlock fees, there's no point in locking premium devices as the cost wouldn't affect the ticket price in a meaningful way.

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  # 1656988 24-Oct-2016 16:54
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  # 1657809 25-Oct-2016 23:23
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The markings concerning locked handsets are sometimes a little oblique, two 'set up for use on xyz network' handsets I've purchased have proved to be unlocked.

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