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Where can you get Verizon unlock codes for free?

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Free unlock codes can be obtained through Verizon Wireless directly. A device is unlocked by disabling software that prevents its use on another network, but devices may still be inoperable on other networks due to technological incompatibilities.

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Many Verizon Wireless devices are not locked, and simply need a code to program the device for other carriers. Other devices are locked, and are unlocked using a code from Verizon Wireless after any time restrictions have passed.

Verizon 4G LTE phones are not locked, and do not need a code to be used with other carriers. Verizon 3G devices are also not locked except for Phone-in-the-Box prepaid phones and non-iPhone Global Ready phones. Prepaid 3G Phone-in-the-Box phones are locked to Verizon Wireless for 12 months following activation, after which time they are unlocked using a code provided by Verizon Wireless. Non-iPhone Global Ready devices are also unlocked through Verizon Wireless upon request.

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