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

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  1. irobot2090 macrumors newbie

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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.

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  2. kryten3000 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601

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    Yes they do, but no difference between Sim Free and Verizon.
     
  4. irobot2090 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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/
     
  5. kryten3000 macrumors 6502

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    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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    Are you purchasing on contract or off contract?
     
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  7. kryten3000 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  8. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. kryten3000 macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  10. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    Only the Verizon phones. Sim free phones are unlocked. They can be activated on any network at the beginning.
     
  11. kryten3000 macrumors 6502

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    In that case I just would buy from anyone other than Verizon and save myself the hassle.
     
  12. ravish9370 macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    No need to check status, after you’ve been activated on the Verizon network for 24 hours it unlocks
     
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  16. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    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
     
  17. ravish9370 macrumors newbie

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    There are services that you can use. Its only cost 50 cents. But can save you hundreds of dollars while buying from craigslist or swappa. Thanks
     

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