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    Verizonís New Device Unlocking Policy-LIVE

    Their new unlocking policy is live.

    https://www.verizonwireless.com/smar...sku=sku2680533

    Scroll down and click on ďdevice unlocking policyĒ

    60 days from date of purchase and it will Auto Unlock. If you have a DPP it is locked until itís paid off.

    If you are military and deployed they will unlock it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooseey View Post
    If you have a DPP it is locked until it’s paid off.
    So it's basically a two-year contract again. Lovely.

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    Not to sound like an internet lawyer... but is it not a legal requirement that the devices be unlocked... whatís with the locking now?

    Always seems like they are trying to wiggle around the law >.>

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondLink View Post
    Not to sound like an internet lawyer... but is it not a legal requirement that the devices be unlocked... whatís with the locking now?

    Always seems like they are trying to wiggle around the law >.>
    Can now with Republicans.


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    Quote Originally Posted by macher52 View Post
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    The only way Verizon was going to be able to get away with locking phones was because the lock was short-term, to "deter theft." Remember how they said that this new policy was just because people kept stealing phones from customers walking out of Verizon stores? (BS, but still.) They said NOTHING about keeping phones locked for the duration of a device payment plan, because they know it's illegal, and they're trying to sneak it in.

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    Pay off your DPP...the phone gets unlocked. Sounds pretty simple.

    If you believe Verizon is in violation of the law, by all means report them. Let us know how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    So it's basically a two-year contract again. Lovely.
    No it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    The only way Verizon was going to be able to get away with locking phones was because the lock was short-term, to "deter theft." Remember how they said that this new policy was just because people kept stealing phones from customers walking out of Verizon stores? (BS, but still.) They said NOTHING about keeping phones locked for the duration of a device payment plan, because they know it's illegal, and they're trying to sneak it in.
    You're free to use one of the other 3 nationwide carriers if you feel Verizon's plans. pricing or policies are not to your likening. No one if forced to use Verizon. No one is forced to be on a payment plan. As soo as Verizon becomes a pain in my behind I'll move on. But I'll just do it and not be ranting about it on a messageboard. If more people would speak with their wallets things might actually change.

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    For the un-informed; T-Mobile locked for 40 days, Sprint 50 day lock At&t 60 day lock.

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    (e)Handset locking prohibited. No licensee may disable features on handsets it provides to customers, to the extent such features are compliant with the licensee's standards pursuant to paragraph (b)of this section, nor configure handsets it provides to prohibit use of such handsets on other providers' networks.
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/27.16

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    Do people still buy phones from Verizon? They are way over priced. Better off buying unlocked from somewhere else. That goes for all carriers. They all seem overpriced unelss you get a BOGO or other type of deal etc
    Last edited by daisydoo; 09-10-2018 at 01:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVivian View Post
    Yet others can do that. And before you bring up "but...band 13 rules". either it's right or wrong. And honestly if you're going to make a case out of it Verizon will just raise the upgrade fee. start charging interest on device payments and/or make the phone price. Some of you live in this fantasy world where you think you can force Verizon to do thing without blowback. Also if why would you upgrade on a DDP then leave within 60 days? Unless it's to do something shady?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisydoo View Post
    Do people still buy phones from Verizon? They are way over priced. Better off buying unlocked from somewhere else
    Oh wait consumers have a choice? Better to spout off old laws that may not apply and try to sue which will take years even if successful.

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