I Just ordered two phones for Store Pickup. Good Luck !!
Supported Carrier List in USA:
Carolina West Mobile
Copper Valley Telecom
Illinois Valley Cellular
West Central Wireless
To be 100% sure your phone is Unlocked after activating with a Verizon SIM, just buy a GSX report from eBay. They are cheap and can be had for 99 cents. Search for "GSX Report iPhone" and sort by lowest price. The report tells you if the phone is locked or not.
One more UPDATE 6/18/2017:
My real question is: if I use it with one carrier one month, will it get locked to that carrier.
Oh, no, it is SIM Free and it will not ever be locked, you will be able to change to whomever you want. firstname.lastname@example.org:
One more question; does it make any difference if I buy it directly from Apple or from Walmart.
Absolutely not, you can do it with either of us.
However, even with this assurance directly form Apple, the only way to prove this is for someone to actually try it and let us know.
UPDATE: 6/18/2017 THIS MAY BE TRUE FOR PURCHASES DIRECTLY FROM APPLE AND MAY OR MAY NOT APPLY TO PURCHASES FROM WALMART
Apparently, sim-free is PERMANENTLY UNLOCKED. No Carrier can Lock it.
Here is my CHAT with Apple:
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 05:19 PM
Duration: 8 minutes 34 seconds
Welcome to Apple.
What can we do for you today? email@example.com:
question regarding iPhone SE sim-free; can I use it with multiple carriers (at different times); I travel a lot and would like to use it in the U.S. as well as abroad; so, will be switching SIM cards.
Please wait while I connect you with an Apple Specialist.
Hi there! Thank you for chatting with us here at Apple today!
I can definitely help you with that!
You sure can! The SIM free phones are GSM and CDMA network unlocked so you can definitely switch between different carrier's SIMs. firstname.lastname@example.org:
I was told that once you choose a carrier (for example, T-Mobile, you will be locked to them; is this true or not?
Nope, that's not true at all. You can switch between carriers at any time. email@example.com:
So, the phone will never be locked to any one carrier; I can use T-mobile for a month and then next month I can be on AT&T etc.. Sorry, for being redundant; I just want to make sure. Thanks for your patience.
No problem! I can definitely understand wanting to triple check since you've heard conflicting info! You can switch month to month between carriers if you wanted and the phone won't ever get locked to one particular carrier.