Google Pixel 3s purchased from Best Buy are SIM locked to Verizon [update]

The SIM lock is short-lived, but the bad taste isn't.

Verizon being the "exclusive" carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a bit of an annoyance because it reduces the options for getting the phones in a store and with incentives from other carriers. But now it looks like that exclusivity is more restrictive than in the past — Pixel 3s sold by Best Buy are actually SIM locked to Verizon, so T-Mobile and AT&T SIM cards aren't working, at least at first.

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