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The OnePlus 6T will be certified to work on Verizon


A screengrab from a OnePlus 6T teaser video. OnePlus

  • According to an anonymous source, the OnePlus 6T is Verizon certified.
  • Verizon certification means the OnePlus 6T will work on the nation’s largest mobile network just as well as a phone bought directly from the carrier.
  • This is the first time any OnePlus device has received Verizon certification.

Last week, we told you about an anonymous source speaking with PCMag who claimed the upcoming OnePlus 6T would possibly work on the Verizon network. Now, presumably from that same source, PCMag is reporting the OnePlus 6T is fully certified to work on Verizon.

Verizon certification means the unlocked variant of the OnePlus 6T will work on the nation’s largest mobile network just as well as a smartphone purchased directly from the carrier.

This is the first time a OnePlus device has received Verizon certification. It opens up the OnePlus 6T to a huge swath of United States customers who haven’t purchased a OnePlus device because previous models wouldn’t fully work on the network.

Previously, if you put a Verizon SIM card into a OnePlus device, you might get certain functions to work, most notably LTE data. However, certain areas of the country would have spotty voice, SMS, or mobile data due to the complexity of the Verizon CDMA network.

With official certification from Verizon, those problems won’t happen, which will give owners of the OnePlus 6T the usual quality of service Verizon affords to other certified devices.

According to the PCMag source, OnePlus will still focus its October 29 launch on its partnership with T-Mobile, which will sell the OnePlus 6T directly to subscribers. However, the Verizon certification will give unlocked customers the option of using the device on T-Mobile, AT&T, or Verizon, and will also open the possibility of a future OnePlus device launching with Big Red, such as the upcoming 5G-capable OnePlus device.

Notably, the Razer Phone 2 is facing issues on the Verizon network, due to a lack of certification. It looks like OnePlus will avoid that fate with the OnePlus 6T.

What do you think? Is the OnePlus 6T working on Verizon enough to make you want to buy the new phone? Let us know in the comments!

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