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

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

  1. Cscottrun macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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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