Does Verizon charge to activate unlocked phones?

Answered by Willie Powers

Verizon does not charge any additional fees to activate unlocked phones. This means that if you have a compatible device from another carrier and you want to switch to Verizon, you can do so without incurring any activation fees.

However, it’s important to note that some people with compatible devices from other carriers may still need to unlock their phones before they can activate them on Verizon’s network. Unlocking a phone allows it to be used with different carriers, but the process of unlocking can vary depending on the carrier and the device.

In my personal experience, I had a phone from another carrier that I wanted to use on Verizon. I contacted the carrier and requested an unlock code, which they provided after verifying that my account was in good standing. Once I received the unlock code, I was able to follow the instructions provided by Verizon to activate the phone on their network. There were no additional fees involved in this process.

It’s worth mentioning that while Verizon does not charge to activate unlocked phones, they do offer a variety of plans and options for customers to choose from. These plans may have associated costs, such as monthly service charges or device payment plans, but these are separate from the activation process.

To summarize, Verizon does not charge any fees to activate unlocked phones. However, if you have a device from another carrier, you may need to unlock it before you can activate it on Verizon’s network. Unlocking processes can vary, so it’s important to contact your current carrier for specific instructions.