I have a HTC Thunderbolt and my contract with Verizon has expired about a year ago (I now pay month to month). Now that I have satisfied the contract the phone is completely mine.
I am curious as to how to go about unlocking the phone ... And if I did so, what happens immediately (meaning will I automatically no longer have Verizon service?) What if i choose to keep service with Verizon? It would make sense to me that I should be able to used an unlocked phone on Verizon, especially when the phone was on the Verizon network for three plus years now. Please help me to understand. I have scoured the support site with no luck, which is a bit surprising to me (that other folks are not interested in unlocking a phone that they have essentially paid for)
I appreciate any concrete assistance I can get.
Before anyone questions my judgement, I do like my phone. With one exception of a drained battery issue that surfaced coincidentally at the same time as the ICS update, this phone has not let me down.
Thanks in advance!