• Verizon Pixel 3, Best Buy causing some confusion, annoyance

    26 days ago - By SlashGear

    The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available, depending on where you're getting your device. But what should be a good if not uneventful launch is now being marred by some unstated caveats. It turns out the Pixel 4 phones purchased from Verizon and even from Best Buy are locked to the carrier and have to be activated...
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  • Verizon Pixel 3 phones must be activated on Verizon before they can be used on another carrier

    Verizon Pixel 3 phones must be activated on Verizon before they can be used on another carrier

    26 days ago - By PhoneDog

    While Google's previous Pixel phones have been sold through Verizon , they've been sold unlocked, meaning you could pop another carrier's SIM card and use your new phone on another network. With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , though, that's changed.
    Verizon has confirmed that Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones sold by Verizon must first be activated on Verizon's network before they're unlocked. The carrier told The Verge that once the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is activated on its network, it'll automatically become unlocked "overnight" that same day. This also applies to Verizon Pixel 3 phones sold...
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  • 40MP generation 3: Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Lumia 950 XL

    40MP generation 3: Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Lumia 950 XL

    26 days ago - By All About Windows Phone

    One of the last great strongholds of Windows Phone and then Windows 10 Mobile is imaging, of course, thanks to the insane work done by the Nokia engineers in creating the Nokia 808 PureView, the Lumia 1020 and then the Lumia 950/XL. To such an extent that the Nokia 808 was five years ahead of the competition and even today the three year old Lumia 950 camera is beating off most of the 2018 competition. But PureView tech's creators have scattered, to Apple and Huawei notably, with Eero Salmelin heading up imaging for the latter and here's his latest creation, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
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  • Verizon Pixel 3 models must be activated first on Big Red before inserting SIM from other carriers

    Verizon Pixel 3 models must be activated first on Big Red before inserting SIM from other carriers

    26 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Before you go to Best Buy to purchase a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, keep in mind that all Verizon variants of the phone are SIM locked to the carrier, and must be activated first on Verizon before a SIM card from another carrier is inserted. Once a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is activated, Verizon will unlock the device overnight. This is a new policy from the nation's largest carrier, and is not limited to the Pixel 3 series.
    Under Verizon's new rules, any financed handset purchased after October 8th will be SIM locked to the carrier. Verizon says that it implemented ...
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  • Verizon Pixel 3 Phones Don't Automatically Work On Other Carriers

    26 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones that are linked to Verizon will not work on other carriers unless they are activated through Verizon first. This is based on confirmation given by a Verizon representative to a number of media outlets including The Verge who confirmed this is not a policy specific to the Pixel 3 line, but one the company introduced some time ago as a means to reduce the accessibility for stolen smartphones to be sold or used without first having been activated on Verizon's network.
    As this is not a feature designed to lock users down to Verizon per se...
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