The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now certified for use on Verizon’s network. This means Verizon customers can use their phones on the carrier’s 5G network. Without authentication, the phone is limited to LTE. The news is Presented by a Verizon representative today, But the timeline is a bit unclear. OnePlus said it was working with Verizon, but there was no promise that it would come with a mobile phone launch.
The 5G story has been a bit confusing about the OnePlus 9 series phones from the start. Only the Pro model has ultra-fast mmWave, and at the time of announcement it was only marked as 5G compatible on T-Mobile’s network. Despite today’s news, AT&T customers who bought the OnePlus 9 paid 5G and are currently unavailable. OnePlus’ carrier compatibility chart (which can be found on the OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro’s pre-order page) currently lists AT&T-compatible phones with no bands.
Despite the initial confusion, it’s great that 2 out of 3 major U.S. carriers can fully use the phone. The phone is still not listed in the Verizon store, but if you buy an unlocked OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro, you can use it with an existing or new Verizon account.