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


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    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

    Oct 29, 2008
    Southeast MI
  3. angelrivz macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2015
    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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