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    Unlocked phone on Verizon Prepaid

    I just ordered a Galaxy S21, 256GB, unlocked phone since it was only $300 after my S10 trade in.
    I wanted to order the Verizon version, like I had done in the past. But they changed things and required a Verizon login to checkout and activate your phone. And then once you log in it says that prepaid is not eligible for activation. In the past I just called Verizon when i received the new phone to transfer service to it.

    So I had to order an unlocked phone to be able to checkout. What are the negatives of having an unlocked phone on Verizon prepaid now? I thought I read that it now has wifi calling? And I thought you could not roam. Which doesn't affect me since I always turn roaming off on my cell phone. So are there any other negatives?

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    You're not saying you bought this on the VZW website. But I'm supposing you did. If so it'll work the same on VZW prepaid as any other VZW branded phone prepaid or not.
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    I purchased it directly through Samsung. I do this because they always have the best deal. Zero percent interest for up to three years and $160 in credit to use toward accessories this year. Plus a $550 credit for trade in of my galaxy S10 this year. Usually they only give a $300 credit for trade in of a two year old Galaxy S phone.

    So for $300 plus taxes I preordered the S21 with 256GB of storage. Plus a Galaxy Smart Tag. A pair of galaxy Buds+, a 25 watt travel adapter, a UV sanitizer, and a Wireless Charger pad. All for only $317.99 after taxes.

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    According to Phonescoop these are the carriers it'll work on. And you're buying unlocked so I'd bet it'll work on VZW & VZW Prepaid as it should.

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    Sweet!! Thanks!

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