If you purchased a Verizon prepaid phone but want to change to a different carrier, you need to get your phone unlocked.
Depending on how long you have been with Verizon, you may be able to get an unlock code for free.
Turn your phone on and dial *#06#.
This brings up a 15-digit serial number, also called the IMEI.
Can you unlock a prepaid phone?
The easy answer to this question then is: you can get your prepaid phone unlocked after a year of having it. Some carriers, in fact, don’t even lock prepaid phones to begin with. MetroPCS, for example, will unlock your phone after just 180 days of activation.
What is the SIM unlock code for Verizon?
Enter the correct code
Insert a new SIM card into your cell phone and you’ll be prompted to enter a code. There are two codes you can enter to unlock your Verizon phone: 000000. 123456.
Do Verizon phones come locked?
Prepaid Device Unlocking Policy
Devices that you purchase from Verizon and certain devices purchased from our retail partners are locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, we will automatically remove the lock. Following the 60 day lock period following device purchase, we do not lock our phones at any time.
Can you use a Verizon phone with AT&T?
Verizon is a CDMA carrier, and operates on a different technology than AT&T and T-Mobile (which are GSM). However, you should still be able to use your unlocked Verizon 4G LTE device on AT&T or T-Mobile, as most handsets will be compatible with both carriers’ LTE bands.