In order to mitigate theft and other fraudulent activity, newly purchased devices are 'locked' to work exclusively on the Verizon network.
'Unlocking' a device refers only to disabling software that would prevent a customer from attempting to activate a device designed for one carrier's network on another carrier's network. Due to differing technologies, an unlocked Verizon device may not work- or may experience limited functionality- on another carrier's network.
Device Unlocking Policy
Devices that you purchase from Verizon through CONNECT CMU are locked for 60 days after purchase. Devices that you purchase from other retail partners are locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, Verizon will automatically remove the lock. Following the 60 day lock period, Verizon will not lock their phones at any time.