The device unlocking policy was updated 7/19/19 without fanfare. Devices purchased from VzW/retail partners are now locked for 60 days after activation. After 60 days, devices are to automatically be unlocked. There's exceptions for one category of pre-paid phones and for deployed military personnel.
It sure took them a while to update that policy. I think they have been planning to change it for close to a year now at least.
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