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Last Edited by mike93704 April 7, 2020 at 02:04 AM
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 confrmed yet with other Verizon MVNO SIMs like Xfinity or Pagepluscellular.

EDIT: PageplusCellular does NOT work, nor does Xfinity Wireless SIMs

UPDATE:
EDIT: in post #240, freebirthtoad says the Xfinity Mobile SIM does not work: Post #240

In post #297 there is further confirmation of problems trying to use a Xfinity Mobile SIM and that it may mess up activating the phone.

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Does anyone know if only prepaid service counts or it can be activated by existing postpaid SIM card and it will still count towards unlock (only people who actually know for sure please).
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My experience is they won't work on Verizon post paid but will work on all the Verizon mvno.
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Does anyone know if only prepaid service counts or it can be activated by existing postpaid SIM card and it will still count towards unlock (only people who actually know for sure please).
Verizon prepaid phones won't work on Verizon postpaid until they're unlocked (requires 60 days on Verizon prepaid service, cheapest plan is $30/mo).
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Went to a store that brickseek and the target app say have it in stock only to be told it wasn't
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Went to a store that brickseek and the target app say have it in stock only to be told it wasn't
You have balls to go to store amid this mayhem.
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I thought unlock policy is 12 months or a prepaid top up in the equivalent amount?
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temped to buy this to use as IPOD or nanny cam via Wifi.... i don't have to activate right?
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temped to buy this to use as IPOD or nanny cam via Wifi.... i don't have to activate right?
That is correct. But for nanny can, you have to deal with a 4.7 inch screen.
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I thought unlock policy is 12 months or a prepaid top up in the equivalent amount?
No. 60 days, and it happens automatically - no need to submit a request.
ATT and Cricket are 6 months.
Tracfone family is 12 months.
Boost is 12 months.
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Able to find one
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Will this have all the bands needed for say sprint if unlocked?
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Just got 1 from target store near me. Here is my experience till now:

1. Phone is not unlocked . I tested with non-verizon sim and it did not work
2. Will be able to activate with Verizon Postpaid but after 1st call , you will get text saying phone need to be activate first with verizon prepaid.
3. Then I called customer service and they remove that check and now its working fine.

I am trying to talk to customer service to see if they can unlock it now as its paid off , instead of waiting for 60 days.
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60 days of service or just time?
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