If the upgrade program phones are unlocked, why do you have to specify a carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JoeG4, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

    JoeG4

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    I've been wondering this since I've seen it, and my brother just reserved one. It shouldn't matter, right? So why do they ask?
     
  2. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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  3. angelrivz macrumors newbie

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    Because with the program, it requires that you either A. Activate the phone with new service or B. Transfer your number/line over the new phone with your current service. Then, if you ever want to switch in the future or need it unlocked for travel, you can do so.
     

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