The days of buying unlocked phones are over.
Verizon is joining other phone carriers in the practice of keeping phones locked for a certain time period after purchase. That means you can’t buy a Verizon phone and start using it on a different network.
The company says this is a move to prevent phone theft since an unlocked phone that can work on any network is desirable and easier to sell.
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In a statement to CNET, a Verizon executive said, “We’re taking steps to combat this theft and reduce fraud. These steps will make our phones exponentially less desirable to criminals.” Read more…
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