After showing you how to unlock iPhone 7 in my previous post, today I will let you know how to unlock Verizon iPhons X / 8 / 7 / 6 / 5? Precisely, I will let you know whether Verizon iPhone X/8/7/6/5 are unlocked or not?
Well, unlike most network carriers in the US, things get interesting when you purchase an Apple iPhone from Verizon. Companies like Sprint and AT&T tend to lock their iPhone so it can’t be used on other networks while the person is still under contract. On the other hand, Verizon iPhones are unlocked by default.
So, Can You Use Any SIM Card in Verizon iPhones?
Simply, “YES“! Having an unlocked Verizon iPhone means you can insert any other network’s SIM card in your device and still continue to use the phone. If you are not a fan of Verizon’s services or already have a long-standing plan with another network, an unlocked Verizon iPhone will allow you to use any network’s SIM on your smartphone. It is also a great choice for people who travel a lot and have to go overseas occasionally in which case any international SIM card will work on their Verizon iPhone.
Verizon’s current policy of giving unlocked devices extends to any 4G enabled smartphone. Their own statement mentions that all 4G LTE devices are unlocked and don’t need any unlock codes.
We do not lock our 4G LTE devices and no code is needed to program them for use with another carrier.
While the statement mentions that only 4G LTE devices are unlocked, even if you have an older iPhone like 3G or 4S, you don’t have any need to unlock those. Verizon only locks non-iPhone smartphones to their network.
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
- iPhone 6(S) / iPhone 6 (S) Plus
- iPhone 5S / 5C / 5
- iPhone SE
Want to Double-Check Verizon iPhone Unlock Status?
As stated earlier, all iPhone devices purchased from Verizon are unlocked by default. Whether they are a new iPhone or an old model released prior to iPhone 5. This makes Verizon one of the best companies to purchase an iPhone from on installments.
In case you are going to buy a used iPhone and want to make sure that iPhone is unlocked, you can follow my previous guide 3 Methods to Check if Your iPhone is Locked / Unlocked
My Verizon iPhone is Unlocked, Now What?
Verizon says that all iPhones purchased from them are unlocked by default. This means that as soon as you buy an iPhone X/8/7/6 or 5 from Verizon, you can simply take out the Verizon SIM. And insert your preferred network’s SIM card in your new iPhone.
- Verizon iPhone X/8/7/6/5 are unlocked by default.
- Don’t trust any third party unlock company which providing Verizon iPhone unlock services.
- Just use any other network’s SIM card in your iPhone, enjoy.
- Finally, if you have any issues in using your Verizon iPhone with any other carrier please leave a comment below.