Can you hear me now? Good! Unlock my phone please!
Unlocking your phone from Verizon can give you the option to shop around for the best plans at any of the other carriers. Keep in mind, not all carriers will accept all unlocked phones, so, if you have a carrier in mind you want to switch to, it's probably best that you check with them to make sure your phone would be compatible with their network before you jump overboard.
When it comes to Verizon, there isn't too much information you need to know in order to unlock your iPhone.
What requirements do I have to know?
According to Verizon, they do not lock most of their phones. To quote them directly:
"We do not lock our 4G LTE devices and no code is needed to program them for use with another carrier."
That means that any iPhone 5 or higher that was bought with Verizon should already be unlocked. Even if you have an older iPhone, like a 4S, Verizon says they do not lock any of those iPhones either, since the only 3G devices they do lock are non-iPhones.
Surprisingly, this makes Verizon is the easiest carrier with the loosest restrictions when it comes to unlocking your phone.
How do I request for my phone to be unlocked from Verizon?
You shouldn't have to request Verizon to unlock your iPhone — it should already be ready to roll onto another carrier's service. However, you don't have to take our word for it: contact Verizon customer support and inquire about unlocking your iPhone.