1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 9, 2010 10:10 PM by TheGreatOne RSS

    How can i unlock Verizon cell phone, so it can be used with other carriers?

    tian6869

      Does any one know how can i unlock Verizon cell phone, so it can be used with other carriers?

       

      my friend with T-mobile can call them and unlock the phone right away. Then that phone can be used with other carriers.

       

      I am not sure what is the process of unlocking with Verizon.

       

      I have called Verizon. The first rep told me that i have to go to the store in order to unlock it.

       

      I went to the store, the store said they have never heard "unlocking a phone"

       

      Called Verizon again, a different rep. said

       

      1. Verizon will NOT UNLOCK any phone.

      2. my phone is not international phone (because the phone spec on his computer doesn't say it is an international phone), therefore, it can not be used in other countries anyway.

       

      well, that is weird. because, last time when i went back to China, after i told the Verzion that i want to make phone calls in China. That Verizon rep enable a feature for me on the same phone. so i can call US or China Local for $0.50 per min.

      Now, this Verizon rep (the second rep) told me that my phone can not be used in other countries.

       

      either i was hallucinating or he doesn't know a thing......lack of knowledge

       

      So, is that true that Verizon does NOT UNLOCKING the phone when the contract is up?

       

       

       

       

       

        • 1. Re: How can i unlock Verizon cell phone, so it can be used with other carriers?
          TheGreatOne

           


          tian6869 wrote:

          Does any one know how can i unlock Verizon cell phone, so it can be used with other carriers? I doubt Verizon will unlock their phones.I'd recommend going to a 3rd party company to try to unlock it. 

           

          my friend with T-mobile can call them and unlock the phone right away. Then that phone can be used with other carriers. CDMA phones are harder to unlock but it is possible to do. T-mobile runs on a GSM network. Unlocking GSM phones are easier.

           

          I am not sure what is the process of unlocking with Verizon.

           

          I have called Verizon. The first rep told me that i have to go to the store in order to unlock it.

           

          I went to the store, the store said they have never heard "unlocking a phone".  You should have asked flashing instead. Flashing is basically unlocking. Just another term.

           

          Called Verizon again, a different rep. said

           

          1. Verizon will NOT UNLOCK any phone.

          2. my phone is not international phone (because the phone spec on his computer doesn't say it is an international phone), therefore, it can not be used in other countries anyway.In order to use the device on another cell provider, it must be compatbile.

           

          well, that is weird. because, last time when i went back to China, after i told the Verzion that i want to make phone calls in China. That Verizon rep enable a feature for me on the same phone. so i can call US or China Local for $0.50 per min.

          Now, this Verizon rep (the second rep) told me that my phone can not be used in other countries.

           

          either i was hallucinating or he doesn't know a thing......lack of knowledge

           

          So, is that true that Verizon does NOT UNLOCKING the phone when the contract is up?