Verizon concerned about phone theft

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  1. pc747

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    I thought they could lock stolen phones when reported
     
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    MeJustSayin didn't read the article. :)


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    I was talking about blocking the imei. all verizon is doing is locking it so you cannot change carriers. once the phones get overseas, neither method is foolproof.
     
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    Who the hell would want to steal Verizon phone in the first place? All their phones are castrated when it comes to band coverage. Sounds like an excuse to go back being a control nazi that they were in the past.
     
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    Thanks for sharing @pc747. After reading the article it sounds like Verizon is only doing the same thing as AT&T, Sprint and T-MOBILE currently do. And as you stated, I'm sure the impending 5G rollout is playing a part in the decision.

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    Yup they finally joined the others... Which means no getting Verizon phones for me for my use... Ughh lol

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    Verizon getting pressured by T-Mobile it seems like.


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    Kind of a stupid rule. Overseas when you buy a phone they are NOT LOCKED at all. Switching to another carrier is common.

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