Does Verizon lock phones if not paid off?
Normally, prepaid Verizon phones are locked until its been activated on the network. Hence, prepaid services are locked to their original carrier for 12 months. Once the period exceeds and you make the payment, the phone is ready to unlock.
Can your phone be blacklisted for non-payment?
Phones get blacklisted if they are reported lost or stolen, and in some cases for non-payment of carrier financing plans. You can see if your phone is blacklisted by contacting your carrier or using any ESN/IMEI checker.
Are Verizon phones unlocked if paid off?
Note: Unlike other carriers, Verizon phones are locked even if you have paid for the device in full. Devices purchased on payment plans that are paid off before contract end-date are locked for 60 days after completion of payment.
How can I tell if my Verizon phone is unlocked?
If you’re unsure whether your Verizon phone is unlocked or not, the easiest way to check is to insert a SIM card from another carrier. If your Verizon phone is locked, you won’t be able to use a SIM card from another carrier.