This may be a dumb question but I typically hand my phones down to family members so this is the first time I've actually traded in. Verizon is offering me $200 but I would prefer not to get a Verizon gift card. Aside from actively selling to another consumer (through Swappa or eBay), Amazon seems to be giving the best offer. Since I'm a grad student, I can use the gift card for textbooks. From my understanding, Verizon phones have been unlocked for the past few years (I have the 5s). But if you type in the models on Amazon, there is a separate page for unlocked phones and these receive a much higher offer than the Verizon models. So is my phone able to be traded in as an unlocked phone or do I have to trade it in as a Verizon model? Thanks!