carrier unlocked phones

Anonymous
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I know the difference between factory unlocked and carrier unlocked, but I am still hesitant to buy a carrier unlocked phone. I am looking for a iphone 13 pro max - wouldn't a carrier unlocked phone function EXACTLY the same as a factory unlocked phone in that I could use on any carrier I wanted? For for this particular phone is there any reason why I shouldn't buy a carrier unlocked phone? Not sure who I will eventually be using as a carrier, but it would be one of the big 3, Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile.

Anonymous

Carrier unlock basically brings the phone back to factory unlock state, so you are right.

No reason not to buy a carrier unlocked phone.

It’s the software unlocked phone that may restrict you with full potential of the phone when used with another carri.

Robert B. on Swappa
Robert B.

When a carrier unlocks a phone, lets say Verizon in this case. Verizon software will remain on it, but it will still work on another carrier. My carrier unlocked Verizon phone works on T-Mobile, but you get pop-up's and errors sometimes saying that certain functions no longer work because you are not on the Verizon network. But everything will still work, just not the Verizon pre-installed stuff.

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