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Lost Horizon [ Verizon ]?!......Verizon just made a decision about Apple iPhones.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 12, 2018 01:42PM
.....will no longer sell unlocked iPhones....as of today....


Verizon No Longer Plans to Sell Unlocked iPhones

....Verizon plans to stop selling unlocked smartphones as a way to deter criminals from stealing the devices, the company told CNET.

As of today, Verizon devices will be locked to the Verizon network and unlocked as soon as a customer signs up for service and activates the phone. Later in the spring, though, smartphones will remain locked until unlocked by Verizon, and Verizon has not yet shared details on how long it will keep phones locked before offering to unlock them.

Verizon previously sold all of its smartphones, iPhones included, unlocked, which means they were not tied to the Verizon network and could be used with any carrier right after purchase.

Purchasing a Verizon iPhone has long been a way to get an unlocked device right away, as Apple often does not sell its own unlocked models until several weeks to several months after a new iPhone launches.

With the iPhone X, for example, all Verizon models sold in November were unlocked and were able to be used across different cellular networks.

Going forward, the smartphones that Verizon sells will be locked to the Verizon network. Smartphones locked this way will not be compatible with other carriers until unlocked by Verizon, which is similar to how other cellular carriers in the United States operate.

According to Verizon, the new policy is aimed at preventing criminals from stealing unlocked phones that can be resold or used overseas. "We're taking steps to combat this theft and reduce fraud, Tami Erwin, executive vice president of wireless operations for Verizon told CNET in a statement. "These steps will make our phones exponentially less desirable to criminals.

Verizon has not yet shared details on how its unlocking policy will work, but if it's like other carriers, such as AT&T, the company will offer to unlock a smartphone after a waiting period. AT&T requires customers to wait for 60 days, Sprint requires customers to wait for 50 days (and then automatically unlocks devices), and T-Mobile has a 40-day waiting period, but does offer temporary unlocking for customers who need to travel.

AT&T and Sprint require smartphones to be paid off before being unlocked, but CNET says Verizon will allow customers to unlock their devices regardless of whether or not they're paid off once the waiting period has expired.



and so it.......ends......?!



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Re: Lost Horizon [ Verizon ]?!......Verizon just made a decision about Apple iPhones.....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 12, 2018 02:20PM
eh.. not a big deal.
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Re: Lost Horizon [ Verizon ]?!......Verizon just made a decision about Apple iPhones.....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 12, 2018 02:53PM
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eh.. not a big deal.

Never dealt with the trained monkeys at a Verizon store, I see...
Given competent people running the "unlock requests", it wouldn't be, no.



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Re: Lost Horizon [ Verizon ]?!......Verizon just made a decision about Apple iPhones.....
Posted by: billb
Date: February 12, 2018 03:23PM
I guess Verizon has decided it might be worth attempting to violate the agreement it made when they bought the 700mhz spectrum at auction years ago given the current political climate.
"Stemming theft" is BS.

This is about customer retention and the millions they've been spending chasing deadbeat customers through collections for unpaid phones.



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Re: Lost Horizon [ Verizon ]?!......Verizon just made a decision about Apple iPhones.....
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 12, 2018 06:20PM
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billb
I guess Verizon has decided it might be worth attempting to violate the agreement it made when they bought the 700mhz spectrum at auction years ago given the current political climate.
"Stemming theft" is BS.

This is about customer retention and the millions they've been spending chasing deadbeat customers through collections for unpaid phones.

Yep.

It has zero to do with curtailing theft and is entirely to do with abusively locking in customers consequence-free when the present administration has made it clear that they will overlook unlawful and anticompetitive business practices.

This is Verizon. This is what they do.







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