Is the Verizon S9 Plus unlocked once it's paid off?

thugbunz
Member

Hello,

I recently paid off my S9 so I could upgrade to another phone.  I decided to keep my S9 to sell online, but I'm unsure if it's unlocked or not.  I've read online that all new Verizon Samsung phones are unlocked, but most of those posts are a few years old, and some other posts stated that Verizon has started locking them in the last couple years.  Is this true?  Or is my Verizon S9 actually unlocked?

Thanks,

Dan

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Re: Is the Verizon S9 Plus unlocked once it's paid off?

Community Manager
Community Manager

There’s a lot of discussion about what qualifies as “unlocked,” thugbunz. You came to a great place to get tips, tricks, and good information. Since your Samsung Galaxy S9 is optimized to work best when serviced by the Verizon Wireless network, we recommend representing it that way. While it’s not “locked” to our network once you pay off the loan for it, there’s no guarantee regarding how it will perform on other networks. You can view more details about device unlocking here: http://spr.ly/66081EvwY. It’s important, too, that you first sign out from your Gmail (Google) account on that S9 prior to doing a Factory Data Reset. This will ensure the theft lock is properly disabled. Here’s how to do the Factory Data Reset, just in case: http://spr.ly/66011Evwx. How are things going with the new phone?

 

GeorgeS_VZW

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thugbunz
Member

Thank you for the information and tips!  I'm loving my new Note 10+!

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Re: Is the Verizon S9 Plus unlocked once it's paid off?

bearone21
Leader

not locked when you bought it.

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Community Manager
Community Manager

That's great to hear, Thugbunz! Thank you for being a valued customer. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/contact-us/

 

AnthonyC_VZW

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