Are phones ordered through Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program shipped unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cscottrun, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. Cscottrun macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2011
    According to Apple's Website, the iPhone 7 and 7+ come unlocked if ordered via Apple's Upgrade Program. I noticed as I was walking through the process, eventually I hit a screen that says: "Unlocked iPhone connected to Verizon Wireless". Can anyone confirm this via past purchases such as the 6s?

    Therefore, at least as per my understanding, everyone would be better off ordering a Spring/Verizon phone through the upgrade program because they are the only phones GSM and CDMA capable, correct?
  2. DVDxR macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    The problem is I think it still needs to be attached to a line of service. For instance with my AT&T order on the upgrade program I still had to give them my AT&T account info in order to check out.
  3. SunnyFL macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    My question is if I do the iphone forever through Apple and select Sprint does the phone have to be activated to the number you give them?
    My iphone on Sprint is on a corporate plan and I get the "We're sorry. Your existing rate plan isn't an eligible iPhone plan. You can contact your carrier to keep your current phone number. You can also create a new account at an Apple Store" message but me wife, hers is personal and it will go through. If I order a new phone with the iphone forever option and use her number and pin to get it will I be able to activate it on my number?

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