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Verizon Halts Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL SIM-Locking

Posted On: Oct 19, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

In brief: Verizon is understood to now be in the process of removing the SIM-locking requirement associated with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. However, it remains unclear whether this is a temporary change or one which will be in effect permanently going forward with the two new Pixel phones. On the use of SIM-locking in general, Verizon representatives have been quoted saying the carrier is “ assessing where it will be implemented in the future .” The information on this comes from statements from Verizon provided to media outlets, including Droid Life .
As a result of this latest information, it now seems as though consumers are once again free to purchase a Pixel 3 or 3 XL from Verizon safe in the knowledge there will be no issues when trying to use either of the new phones on a network other than Verizon's. This should prove to be reassuring in particular to those who had already placed a pre-order with Verizon or Best Buy and were still waiting for this device to arrive. As well...

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