According to The Verge, any Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL devices purchased through Verizon (the Pixel's exclusive USA carrier) will not work with SIM cards from other carriers, unless you activate them on a Verizon network first. "We have temporarily removed it from Pixel 3 and are assessing where it will be implemented in the future".
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. Well, it turns out that shouldn't be much of a surprise, as the Pixel 3 XL's display is made by Samsung.
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When asked specifically if this means that they have removed the lock on Pixel 3 phones, they confirmed that to be the case.
Google describes the Titan M chip in the Pixel 3 as an "enterprise-grade security chip" which was custom built for Pixel 3, building on their Titan security Chip used in Google Data Centres to protect your data in the cloud.
Impact: While this seems like a positive move from Verizon, it still remains to be seen how effective it will be in the long term. You couldn't just walk into a Best Buy, buy a Pixel 3, and slap a T-Mobile SIM card into it. The point of this policy, according to Verizon, was to deter theft. In a nutshell, all phones acquired from the carrier have to be first activated on Verizon before they can be used on other networks, with a wait time of up to 24 hours.