What's the Best Place to Get an Unlocked iPhone?

Let's talk about unlocked iPhones


What are Your Options for Buying an Unlocked iPhone?

Well, I think it’s obvious that you can buy an unlocked phone almost anywhere. Many places come to mind. But here’s the key: you don’t want to spend too much money, but you also don’t want to get a product that’s in bad shape. Sure, you can always get a brand new unlocked iPhone straight from Apple, but not everybody is willing to shell out that kind of dough. And I don’t blame them. It really can be hard to get a good deal on a new unlocked iPhone, which is why we suggest buying refurbished! Our deals are changing every day, so go through our website and see if something catches your eye :D

We're pretty nerdy about unlocked iPhones here at Back Market, so we have a few guides if you're still undecided on which one is best for you :D

And these are just some of our favorites, there are many, many, many more great choices here on Back Market!

Is it Safe Buying a Refurbished iPhone Unlocked?

Good question, really good question. It’s hard to trust used iPhones from other sources because you never know how long they’re really going to last. It always feels like a gamble—trust me, we’ve been there. We made Back Market to remove this anxiety—it’s why we give a minimum 1-year warranty with all our products and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

I Don’t Want to Risk Buying a Used Unlocked iPhone

We totally understand this fear. It’s why we have all our products rigorously tested by professionals before being shipped out to you :D And just in case you still don’t trust us, we still have that awesome warranty and money-back guarantee.

What Unlocked iPhone is Right for Me?

That’s a hard question since everyone is a little different. But our two favorite iPhones at the time of writing this are the iPhone X and iPhone XR because of the value they offer at their current price points. We sometimes have some really fresh deals for the iPhone 11 too, so if you’re interested feel free to click on the links and see which of these products will be best for you :D We’re all about helping you find a phone you can truly love.

Are All iPhones Unlocked?

No, not by a long shot.

Are Unlocked iPhones More Expensive Than Their Carrier Locked Counterparts?

The answer to this question, unfortunately, is YES… usually. It’s really hard to get an unlocked iPhone on sale from Apple, but service carriers often offer some kind of promotions for switching from another provider. Sometimes you can also get a good deal on an iPhone if your cell provider offers annual upgrades. But if you buy your next phone from a cell provider, there's almost no chance that it’s going to be unlocked. So however good some of those iPhone deals may look, you’re not really getting an unlocked device :( Sorry. This is why we suggest just getting one from us :D

Hey, I got a good joke for you: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get a refurbished iPhone from Back Market. Are you laughing yet, or do I need to try a little harder next time?

One Last Question: How Do I know if My iPhone is Unlocked?

This is relatively simple: go to “Settings,” then “Cellular,” and then “Cellular Data.” If you see an option to select “Cellular Data Options” then your iPhone is already unlocked :) And if you want to be extra sure, there may be some free online tools that you can search for to confirm if this is indeed the case :D

By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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