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Your unlocked OnePlus 8/8 Pro might not work properly on Verizon (Update: Fixed)

Having issues with an unlocked OnePlus 8 series phone on Verizon? A fix is apparently here.

Published onMay 1, 2020

OnePlus 8 Pro screen in hand

Update, May 1, 2020 (1:30AM ET): According to an update from Android Police, unlocked OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro models will now work on Verizon’s network. The carrier has reportedly certified unlocked variants of both phones.

OnePlus had previously said that unlocked OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro units would not be able to work on Verizon’s network until June at the latest. Thankfully, the issue seems to be resolved now and you can start using your brand new OnePlus flagship with Big Red’s services.

OnePlus 8 buyer's guide: Everything you need to know
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in front of box

Unclear on why the phones weren’t working on Verizon before? Read our original article below to find out. Otherwise, you can buy a OnePlus 8 series device by hitting the appropriate link below.

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OnePlus 8 Pro
Killer flagship
OnePlus is all grown up. With the OnePlus 8 Pro, you get an unabashed flagship, with all the bells and whistles. Powerful specs, an amazing display, fast wireless charging, and water resistance make the OnePlus 8 Pro a great alternative to the Galaxy S20 Plus, and it's up to $300 cheaper.
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OnePlus 8
Snapdragon 865 on the cheap
The OnePlus 8 sticks to the formula that has made OnePlus so successful. It gets you the latest processing package, a versatile camera, and a beautiful display, running the smooth Oxygen OS. You miss out on wireless charging and the official IP rating, but for what it offers the OnePlus 8 is an attractive deal.

You can also click on the button below to directly purchase the phones from Verizon.

Original article, April 28, 2020 (4:15 AM ET): Verizon is offering the OnePlus 8 5G via its network, but it seems like subscribers getting an unlocked OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro might run into a few issues.

The unlocked OnePlus 8 series was originally listed as offering support for Verizon’s LTE network bands. But Android Police reports that unlocked OnePlus 8 series users have had issues with phone calls and text messages.

It apparently turns out that OnePlus needs to submit more information to the carrier. It’s believed OnePlus needs to supply Verizon with IMEI numbers of unlocked phones in order to white-list them for use on the network. So what does this mean for subscribers who want to use an unlocked device, then?

Umm, is the $499 OnePlus 7T a better choice than the OnePlus 8 series?
OnePlus 7T uisng in hand

“Our OnePlus 8 series open market phones in North America will not be compatible with Verizon until June at the latest. The OnePlus 8 purchased through Verizon will be certified immediately,” the company told Android Police in a statement.

Some Verizon subscribers on reddit have reported that their OnePlus 8 series device works fine if they had an older OnePlus device activated on the network. Otherwise, it seems like you’re in for a bit of a wait if you want to use an unlocked OnePlus 8 series device on the carrier.

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