Last Edited by mike93704
March 27, 2020
1) Does the iPhone 6s need to stay on an active prepaid Verizon account for the full 60 day period to be unlocked after 60 days? The answer may be NO, and you may be able to insert a Verizon prepaid SIM to activate it and then remove it and 60 days later it will be automatically unlocked without needing to buy a second month of service, according to this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsKGtYzLm2U
2) Does the iPhone 6s need to be activated to start the 60 day unlock countdown? The answer is most likely Yes, even though your receipt may say, "Item Active within 3 hours." You can search for "Apple Warranty Check" and input the IMEI to check if it is activated. If you do not have an Apple account you can also check on this site: https://eimei24.com/
It will likely show that your iPhone 6s has NOT been activated yet, and you need to insert a prepaid Verizon SIM to start the 60 day countdown..
There are messages (Starting with post #157) in this thread with instructions for having it unlocked if you have a Postpaid Verizon account, but this takes some effort and calling Verizon.
3) Can you insert a SIM from a Verizon MVNO and have it work before it is unlocked, and not need to activate with a prepaid Verizon SIM? Yes, this seems to work at least with the Visible SIM. It is not conformed yet with other Verizopn MVNO SIMs like Xfinity or Pagepluscellular.
EDIT: in post #240, freebirthtoad says the Xfinity Mobile SIM does not work:Post #240