Unlocked iPhone 6 Compatibility Guide

Unlocked iPhone 6 Compatibility Guide


The Unlocked iPhone 6 comes in two models for US carriers: A1549 and A1586.

This post is part of our Unlocked iPhone Buyers Guide meant to answer all your questions about buying an unlocked iPhone.

This article will help answer the question: Which unlocked iPhone 6 should I buy for my carrier network? We’ll discuss the model differences, carrier compatibility, and help you choose the right iPhone 6 for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or your favorite MVNO.

Unlocked iPhone 6: A1549 vs A1586

The A1549 models for GSM and CDMA will work great on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and their MVNOs. For Sprint compatibility you’ll want to stick with the A1586.

A1549 A1586
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • Cricket
  • US Cellular
  • Sprint
  • Ting
  • International

Even though the A1586 has more bands for Sprint and international, the A1549 is going to be preferred for most US carriers.

Both A1549 and A1586 Just A1549 Just A1586
  • Band 2
  • Band 4
  • Band 5
  • Band 12
  • Band 13
  • Band 17
  • Band 25
  • Band 26
  • Band 29
  • More not mentioned
  • none
  • Band 38
  • Band 39
  • Band 40
  • Band 41

The A1586 was also sold as the SIM-free version, used by Apple for replacement devices, and is going to be the better option for international carriers.

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Updated on January 12, 2018 • On iPhone