It is possible to buy an unlocked phone and use it with Verizon. However, there are some caveats that you should be aware of before making a purchase decision. For example, if you want the latest phones from any manufacturer (even those not sold by Verizon), then buying an unlocked phone isn’t your best choice because these devices won’t work on Verizon’s network. You also may have more difficulty finding customer service for certain brands when purchasing them through other channels than what is offered at their website or in retail stores since they don’t support warranties purchased outside of their own distribution chain. In addition, while unlocking provides many benefits such as being able to choose between different carriers and save money on international roaming charges, it can also mean giving up.