Carrier Does anyone know Verizon phones still come with unlocked on iPhone XS/XS Max?

irobot2090

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Like the title stated, does anyone test or know Verizon phones still come with unlocked, I know there is a Sim Free version, but just want to know if Verizon phones already come fully unlocked.

Thanks
 

kryten3000

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Like the title stated, does anyone test or know Verizon phones still come with unlocked, I know there is a Sim Free version, but just want to know if Verizon phones already come fully unlocked.

Thanks
You will need to be a bit clearer as I cannot tell what you mean by “still come with unlocked”. <— English syntax error

Do you perhaps mean to ask if the iPhone is available unlocked for use with Verizon? If yes you can certainly search the forum for the answer.
 

irobot2090

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No, i mean. Previous Verizon iPhone models come with fully unlocked, you can use with other carriers. (after 1st bill I guess)

But now I am wonder the new iPhone models XS, XS Max and XR still unlocked or is it locked to Verizon only?
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Yes they do, but no difference between Sim Free and Verizon.
I thought I heard the iPhone 2018 version are not fully unlocked straight from the box. Because they're try to protect thief?

read below.
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/12/verizon-no-more-unlocked-iphones/
 

kryten3000

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No, i mean. Previous Verizon iPhone models come with fully unlocked, you can use with other carriers. (after 1st bill I guess)

But now I am wonder the new iPhone models XS, XS Max and XR still unlocked or is it locked to Verizon only?
What do you mean by ‘with fully unlocked’ this is not proper English. If English is a second language for you you may wish to clarify your statement.
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No, i mean. Previous Verizon iPhone models come with fully unlocked, you can use with other carriers. (after 1st bill I guess)

But now I am wonder the new iPhone models XS, XS Max and XR still unlocked or is it locked to Verizon only?
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I thought I heard the iPhone 2018 version are not fully unlocked straight from the box. Because they're try to protect thief?

read below.
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/12/verizon-no-more-unlocked-iphones/
Are you purchasing on contract or off contract?
 

kryten3000

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off contract.
If you are paying in full and are not doing any special financing through Verizon, whether you buy from them or Apple (in store or online) it’s unlocked. Additionally, all phones are universally compatible with all carriers this year. So you could buy one with a T-Mobile SIM, remove it and stick in a Verizon SIM and you would be okay.
 
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cwosigns

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If you are paying in full and are not doing any special financing through Verizon, whether you buy from them or Apple (in store or online) it’s unlocked. Additionally, all phones are universally compatible with all carriers this year. So you could buy one with a T-Mobile SIM, remove it and stick in a Verizon SIM and you would be okay.
The phone has to be activated on a Verizon network first, at which point it becomes unlocked and can be used on another carrier. But the initial activation has to happen on Verizon’s network. This was a change that happened within the last year.
 

kryten3000

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The phone has to be activated on a Verizon network first, at which point it becomes unlocked and can be used on another carrier. But the initial activation has to happen on Verizon’s network. This was a change that happened within the last year.
By that statement do you mean to say that if the phone is purchased from Verizon it is initially locked as a anti theft deterrent, then once activated it is unlocked?
 

cwosigns

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By that statement do you mean to say that if the phone is purchased from Verizon it is initially locked as a anti theft deterrent, then once activated it is unlocked?
Only the Verizon phones. Sim free phones are unlocked. They can be activated on any network at the beginning.
 

ravish9370

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Like the title stated, does anyone test or know Verizon phones still come with unlocked, I know there is a Sim Free version, but just want to know if Verizon phones already come fully unlocked.

Thanks

Nope . I want to add here, it has to be active at Verizon carrier for 24 hrs with their sim card that came with phone. I just checked iphone x model from verizon, that is also locked. It means now verizon locking all iphone X , Xs and Xs max , out of the box. I bought 2 iphone 7 brand new sealed and they were unlocked. So it does not apply to iphone 7 or 8 , it seems. See below. You can also check this thread:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/verizon-xs-is-carrier-locked.2140530/

IMEI: 3572770926499
IMEI2: 3572770927948
Model: iPhone Xs Max 256GB Gold Cellular
Serial Number: FK1XFFKPKP
Find My iPhone: OFF Locked Carrier: US Verizon Locked Policy
SIMLock Status: Locked

IMEI: 3548460943100
Model: iPhone X 256GB Space Gray CDMA + GSM
Serial Number: DNPWX2ZRJ
Find My iPhone: OFF
Locked Carrier: US Verizon Locked Policy
SIMLock Status: Locked

IMEI: 359466084956
Model: IPHONE 7 32GB BLACK
Serial Number: F17WD23XH
Find My iPhone: OFF
Carrier: Unlock
SIMLock Status: Unlocked
 

BugeyeSTI

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OK but I'm curious how you check
You can contact Verizon or there are websites that say they can check if you supply your imei# but I’m not sure how safe that is. The fool proof way is to put a different carrier sim into your phone and see if it allows you to make calls
 
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