Well, I did manage to talk to a nice guy at Verizon, who gave me an unlock code, which was the same as one of the codes that I bought from cellfservices (who gave me a refund, which was cool). I read somewhere that, once the phone's gotten to subsidy lock, you have to let it sit eight hours before trying again? In what state? I have no idea. Trying different things, else I'll send it back to the US with my MIL.