iPhone XR Swappa/Verizon etc

McRumour

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Oct 6, 2013
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Considering purchase of an iPhone XR on Swappa
It's listed as

A1984
Unlocked
Unopened Retail Packaging
Never opened or used
Unlocked for Major Networks

My carrier is T-Mobil
If above is accurate...
1) Should phone work with T-Mobil?
2) Could it have been unlocked by Verizon without ever having been been opened first?

Will appreciate any reply ASAP - and thanks!
 

1080p

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Mar 17, 2010
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Verizon come locked now... so if it is unopened and un-activated... then I think you would not be able to use it until it has been used on the Verizon network and then unlocked by Verizon.
 

ImAnAgent

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Oct 11, 2018
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For further reference, they are usually locked for a short period of time. Two of the Verizon XS Max iPhones I have were locked but were unlocked after using them with a Verizon sim in them just after two hours. The other two Verizon XS Max phones I have were unlocked straight out of the box.
 

maxjohnson2

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Mar 24, 2017
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I know I can activate older Verizon iPhones with a MVNO (prepay) simcard that uses Verizon network. But I wonder whether this will work with the newer Verizon phones.
 
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