Why do AT&T and Verizon iPhone 7 have identical model#/part#? (A1660 MN8K2LL/A)

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  1. SarahKirschbaum macrumors regular

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    My sister-in-law has the AT&T Wireless iPhone 7 32gb rose gold. It was purchased a month ago.

    I purchased a Verizon Wireless iPhone 7 32gb rose gold recently.

    It just occurred to me that both of the have identical part numbers.

    Both boxes show: Model A1660 Part No. MN8K2LL/A

    Is there only one iPhone 7 for both Verizon and AT&T?
     
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  3. SarahKirschbaum thread starter macrumors regular

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    Best Buy stores.
     
  4. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    All iPhone 7s from Best Buy are identical. Once you put your sim in it then locks itself to that carrier, unless its Verizon, then it becomes unlocked. Which is why I had them use a Verizon sim on first boot, and use it on T-Mobile.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, what Steve said.
    I had a feeling it was a Best Buy purchase.
     
  6. SarahKirschbaum thread starter macrumors regular

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    Should I return it to Best Buy(2 days remaining on
    the 14-day return policy) and buy it again from the
    local Verizon Wireless corporate-owned store? :(
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What sim card did you activated it with?
    If you do the initial activation with a verizon sim it will be unlocked for good.
     
  8. SarahKirschbaum thread starter macrumors regular

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    only Verizon sim card... I've never used other carriers.
     
  9. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Then you should be fine as it is unlocked.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, you're good to go then.
    This device is fully unlocked and will work with any GSM and CDMA carrier in the world.
     

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