One of our favorite things about Verizon: unlocked phones. Unlike with most other carriers, all Verizon LTE devices are sold unlocked – and without jumping through any hoops you can swap SIM cards to use these devices internationally, or on any other compatible domestic carrier. But according to Verizon – this trait has made Verizon phones a favorite with thieves as well, and Verizon yesterday confirmed that it is about to majorly change its unlock policy to “deter theft” from stores. But there is a lot more at stake than truckloads of stolen iPhones – and we fear this may actually be the beginning of a slippery slope that ends with Verizon eliminating the policy that allows the use of grandfathered unlimited data lines in hotspots! Full Story: http://www.mobileinternetinfo.com/verizon-to-begin-locking-phones-starts-down-slippery-slope/ ————— The Mobile Internet Resource Center is dedicated to helping mobile travelers (RVers, cruisers, nomads, etc.) keep connected! Join us over at: http://www.mobileinternetinfo.com We are primarily funded by our premium members, who allow us to make this our focus! Interested in helping keep us funded to continue creating content like this and more? Consider becoming a member at: http://www.mobileinternetinfo.com/membership Our members get a bunch of extra access to our Q&A forums, in-depth guides, product reviews, insider tips and webinars.