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Verizon will start locking its phones right when you buy them

Verizon is locking up its phones.Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-02-13 01:19:31 UTC The days of buying unlocked phones are over. Verizon is joining other phone carriers in the practice of keeping phones locked for a certain time period after purchase. That means you can’t buy a Verizon phone and start using it on a different network.  The company says this is a move to prevent phone theft since