Apr 14, 2016

What’s the difference between a locked and unlocked smartphone?

When people talk about an unlocked phone, what does that mean?
Most Cellphone providers lock their phones so it can only be used with the specific provider to ensure you don't switch to a different provider. Unlocked phone means it can be used with any provider. You can insert a sim card and start using the phone (very convenient if you travel outside of the country).
After your contract with the provider expires you can ask the carrier to unlocked your phone.
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