how do i unlock phone to install an israel sim card?
johncsauer
Newbie

how do i unlock phone to install an israel sim card?

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

Often Verizon will provide you with an unlock code for free, provided you have been a customer in good standing for 3-6 months.

Verizon doesn't have all the codes for all the phones they sell. If they don't have it for your particular phone you will have to find a commercial unlocking service and pay for a code. There is also a chance the code you buy won't work. That happens a lot.

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johncsauer
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Thanks. All it took was a trip to the Verizon store. They assured me that all phones they have sold in the last 12 months are unlocked. We’ll see…….

John

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

Ensuring you have wireless service while out of the country is important Johncsauer. Are you a current customer of ours? What make and model phone are you trying to unlock? What country will you be traveling too?

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MichelleL_VZW
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johncsauer
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Thanks for the response. I was ordering a sim card for use in Israel, and one of the caveats was that the phone had to ne unlocked for it to operate properly.  I stopped by my Verizon store on Sunday and was assured that my phone was sold to me in and unlocked condition and the replacement sim should work.  I’ll know Saturday when I get to Tel Aviv.

John

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Calebt
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Did it end up working?

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mama23dogs
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I thought Verizon 4G phones were unlocked out of the box?

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47seijar
Specialist - Level 2

They are. Unlocked from the factory for use with gsm sim cards from carriers outside the US.

ynggrsshppr91
Specialist - Level 2

To add to that they have been since the iPhone 5 launch that i know of

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