OnePlus announced the OnePlus 7 Pro in mid-May and almost immediately started selling in the U.S. through T-Mobile. The telco is home to OnePlus phones and the current exclusive carrier of the latest OnePlus 7 Pro.
If you are a Verizon Wireless user interested in the OnePlus 7 Pro, you definitely have several things you’d like to be clarified before making your move.
- Does OnePlus 7 Pro work with Verizon?
- Can you buy the OnePlus 7 Pro from Verizon?
- Can one buy it on installment and port it to Verizon?
- How to activate and register your OnePlus 7 Pro with Verizon
- How is the call quality of OnePlus 7 Pro on Verizon?
- Will you get OTA updates on Verizon?
- Can you unlock bootloader on Verizon and root?
Does OnePlus 7 Pro work with Verizon?
This is perhaps the most fundamental thing to get clarified. The answer is YES, OnePlus 7 Pro works fine on Verizon thanks to the support for bands 2/4/5/13/46/48/66.
OnePlus notes that:
The OnePlus 7 Pro is a Verizon-certified (Open Development) CDMA-less device, which supports most of Verizon’s telecom services. As the services offered by virtual operators (MVNO) using the Verizon CDMA network may be different, certain functions may be incompatible. If you are using a virtual carrier, please consult your operator for more information.
FYI, the older OnePlus 6T is also certified to work on Verizon Wireless.
Can you buy the OnePlus 7 Pro from Verizon?
No, you can’t buy OnePlus 7 Pro handsets from Verizon stores because the Big Red doesn’t stock them. Just like OnePlus 6T, T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier selling the OnePlus 7 Pro. On the brighter side, the official OnePlus U.S. store has the unlocked model in three different memory options.
The base model of 6/128GB goes for $669 followed by $699 for the 8/256GB variant whereas the premium 12/256GB variant goes for $749.
Can one buy it on installment and port it to Verizon?
YES. This is the only way you can get to use OnePlus 7 Pro on Verizon. Simply buy the unlocked model with financing options of 6 or 12 months available through the official OnePlus store.
OnePlus has 12-month plans of $59 per month, $62 per month, and $66 per month for the 6/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/256GB variants, respectively.
How to activate and register your OnePlus 7 Pro with Verizon
Once you have the phone, it’s easy to get it up and running on Verizon. All you need is to activate the device on an existing line using this simple guide and you’ll be good to go. BTW, this guide should also help you fix call dropping issues on your OnePlus 7 Pro on Verizon.
How is the call quality of OnePlus 7 Pro on Verizon?
OnePlus 7 Pro is fully certified to work on Verizon, meaning you are guaranteed great call quality. The only issue reported so far involved dropping incoming calls from Verizon iPhone users, but this was fixed via a software update.
Will you get OTA updates on Verizon?
Having been purchased unlocked, your Verizon OnePlus 7 Pro will continue to receive OTA software updates alongside other unlocked variants sold in the country. This means no delays whatsoever like the T-Mobile variant. It also means you can take part in the Open Beta program.
Can you unlock bootloader on Verizon and root?
Like any other OnePlus device, you can easily unlock the bootloader of your Verizon-powered OnePlus 7 Pro, but be warned that unlocking the bootloader will void its Widevine L1 certification, meaning no streaming HD content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, and more.
If you feel like rooting it, you are also welcome to do so. With root access, there’s plenty you can do to get the most out of this device. For instance, you can install these apps and open up a new world of possibilities on your OnePlus 7 Pro.