Verizon Halts Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL SIM-Locking

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Instead, Samsung is the new screen supplier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Verizon has not yet clarified if it's enough to stick in an active Verizon SIM to perform the activation but even the 24-hour wait might be a hassle.

Once again, there's plenty of adhesive, which is still repair-friendly and you'd need only a T3 Torx screwdriver for the whole process.

Today, thanks to another iFixit teardown, we get information on the Pixel 3 display (the smaller, non-XL variant).

Google's Pixel 3 XL is now the talk of the town, and with it being the newest flagship with a stock Android experience, many people are excited about the handset. While the two phones are additionally available to buy through places like Best Buy, those retailer sold units were also the same Verizon models and therefore subject to the same issue. As Verizon has not really provided specifics on what this change means, and therefore it still remains unclear if this is a limited time move or whether consumers will be free to buy a Pixel 3 or 3 XL at any point in the future and use it on another network. The point of this policy, according to Verizon, was to deter theft.

The telco has announced that both the Pixel smartphones - Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have arrived on the Airtel online store.

That helps explain the PIxel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's great results for color gamut, accuracy and more in DisplayMate's latest phone display tests.

In a statement released to The Verge, a Verizon representative stated, "At launch, there was an update related to an automatic overnight unlock on Pixel 3s, which also showed up on phones sold in Best Buy stores".