Verizon will begin locking phones to its network this spring

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However, at this stage, the carrier has not mentioned the time period to which it will be locking the device after purchase.

"We're taking steps to combat this theft and reduce fraud", said Verizon's veep of operations Tami Erwin. According to CNET, Verizon will make a step forward to combating phone theft problems.

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Verizon's policy gave its customers more freedom, although users would still be required to pay an early termination fee or the remainder of the phone's value if they immediately wanted to jump ship to another service provider. For scammers and thieves, unlocked phones are a valuable target because they can quickly be resold domestically or internationally. AT&T is the strictest, requiring 60 days and an additional 14 days for old phones from which customers upgraded to new phones. However, it may also make it more hard for customers to take their business to a competitor if a better deal becomes available, or use their phone on a local network when traveling outside of the United States.

CNET reports that beginning this spring, Verizon is going to start locking down its smartphones in a fashion similar to the other USA wireless carriers. Armed robberies were up more than 200 percent in the last year over the year prior. We need to protect our employees from criminals with guns and protect customers from criminals who try to use their identities to fraudulently purchase phones. It also hasn't said if there will be any other requirements - such as paying off your device entirely - before it'll be unlocked. In the spring, Verizon will set up a slightly different system in which phones apparently will remain locked for a longer period of time after customers buy them.

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A spokeswoman for Verizon has been in touch to stress that the post-purchase lock-in period will be a matter of months, not years, and is in line with the lock-in periods rival operators enforce. Soon, it'll lock phones for a certain period. It's not clear how long the unlocking will take, but presumably, it's not instant.

"T$3 he policy change in the spring could be a hassle for customers who buy a new phone and then go overseas", CNET writes. This allows them to switch carriers, and replace one SIM card for another.

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