- Nov 30, 2001
Like the title asks, if I buy an unlocked 5G phone will I be able to use it on Verizon's 5G network?
Thanks for the info, brother. Costco is running the phone I'm looking to buy on a Black Friday deal coming up and it's a Verizon version phone so I'll just wait until the 20thTo my knowledge there are several pieces here. 1st, Verizon's 5g uses different tech than other carriers which is why the Verizon version of 5g phones tends to cost extra (S20 FE was like $50 more for the Verizon version). So there is the compatibility aspect.
Second, Verizon frequently does not have the imei for unlocked devices in their list which prevents usage until you go through customer service and get high up enough that you get someone that can add your imei. This has been the issue for a bunch of the OnePlus 7T deals lately where they are compatible with Verizon's 4G but aren't in Verizon's system and could not be used until customer service added them.