I'm trying to figure this out for a friend who has a verizon pixel 7 pro arriving in the mail soon.
It was my understanding that us carriers generally just lock down bootloaders because "fuck you" however, this reddit post seems to suggest that it can be unlocked while this one suggests it can be unlocked after 3 months. Other reports say it is locked until the phone is paid off.
If there is not a way to unlock the bootloader one way or another we will probably return the phone
thanks, and sorry for the noob question, where I live all phones are unlocked!