This is how I purchased my Verizon model iPhone X although my carrier is AT&T. It's unlocked, but it's not sim free: there's a Verizon sim in the phone. I restored it from backup over wifi and then popped in my AT&T sim, and it works without issue.View attachment 739634 Interesting. When selecting Verizon as my carrier, I get presented with this. I didn't see this option before on Apple.com.
Has this option always been there? If not, then this is the SIM free version, available now. Seems like you don't need a Verizon account. Can anyone confirm?