Essential’s first smartphone has finally received approval on Verizon which means that the Essential Phone is now compatible with the country’s largest mobile network. Verizon didn’t guarantee initially if the Essential Phone would work on its network, adding that the handset hadn’t cleared the certification process. That is no longer the case now, Essential Phone owners can start using their handset on Verizon.

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Essential Phone has the necessary hardware to support all four major carriers in the United States. It launched with Sprint as its exclusive carrier partner in the country while AT&T and T-Mobile both confirmed later that the handset would work on their networks.

Only Verizon was left and it didn’t guarantee initially if the handset would be able to work on its network. Essential has put its first smartphone through the certification process at Verizon.

The company confirmed via Twitter that the Essential Phone is now compatible with the Verizon network. Some Verizon customers had been able to use their handset on the network by just popping their SIM in even though it wasn’t technically supported.

Now that Verizon officially supports the Essential Phone, its customers can expect much better support for the handset. The carrier hasn’t really explained why it needed to take more time to approve a phone that its rivals added to their lineups quickly.

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5.71"
  • 2560x1312
  • IPS LCD
  • 504 PPI
13 MP
  • f/1.85 Aperture
3040 mAh
  • Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 835
  • None
Price
~$649 - Amazon
Weight
185 g
Launched in
2017-05-01
Storage (GB)
  • 128
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