Post Profile

Verizon will lock all new phones to thwart theft and fraud

Top U.S. wireless carrier Verizon will temporarily network-lock all of the mobile phones it sells in an effort to deter theft and fraud, according to a Cnet report today. The move comes after years of a more relaxed policy whereby Verizon sold customers unlocked phones, immediately enabling their use on rival domestic and overseas cellular […]
read more


Related Posts

Verizon to join other carriers in temporarily locking new iPhones

Technology / Apple : Apple Insider

Verizon will soon begin briefly locking all smartphones bought for its network as way of combatting theft and fraud, the wireless carrier announced on Monday.

How Carriers Could Thwart Mobile Phone Thieves, But Don’t

Technology : Forbes: Tech

Prepare to get angry. In a startling (to me, at least) story in Saturday’s Chronicle, columnist C.W. Nevius made the observation that the U.S. mobile carriers – including Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless – could easily clamp down o...

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile turn Isis mobile payment network into mobile wallet

Technology : Venture Beat

When it was announced in November, the Isis mobile commerce network seemed like a bold attempt by wireless carriers to edge out credit companies when it comes to mobile payments. Now the carriers behind Isis — AT&T, Verizon and T-Mo...

Verizon is locking its phones down to combat theft - CNET

Technology : CNET: News

The wireless carrier has been selling its smartphones unlocked, allowing you to swap SIM cards and use other carriers. A change in the spring will lock phones for a certain period of time.

Verizon will begin locking phones to deter thieves

Technology / Mobile : Engadget: Mobile

Verizon currently has the most generous unlocked phones policy of all wireless carriers, but according to CNET, that will be changing soon. In an effort to combat phone theft, Verizon will begin locking the phones it sells to consum...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC