I want to buy the S20 FE to use on Visible, Verizon's pre-paid carrier. When I try to buy the Verizon version, the website asks me to enter my Verizon account info or to create an account before I can check out. I can order the unlocked version but I learned that the Verizon version of the phone has additional support for mmwave.
I did not realize you needed a Verizon account to buy their version. This seems odd as I've been able to order T-Mobile phones in the past without needing a T-Mobile account.
How are people who want to use phones on MVNO's supposed to be able to buy them? I guess they want us to buy the unlocked versions in that case. But this is unique since the Verizon version is special.
Any insights or workarounds would be appreciated!
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Thanks for answering my question. I guess Verizon is different in that they won't let you buy a phone unless you have active service with them. At least in the past T-Mobile would like you buy a phone without any account.
You make great points and I'll be happy with my unlocked version and move on. I like the flexibility to move to another carrier without hassle if a better plan comes up in the future.