What is the difference between a locked and unlocked cell phone?


The main difference between unlocked and locked cell phones is their ability to be used on a particular wireless carrier. Unlocked cell phones can be used with any carrier as long as they operate with SIM technology.
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A service provider programs a locked cell phone with an identification number that is necessary for service. This allows the service provider to route calls to a cell phone and keep
Well a locked cell phone means that the programming section, IE Cell provider, ESN and other non user programming features are locked so they can't be changed or accessed without
Locked means two things: 1. Locked means that this phone can only be used by a specific network. Sprint and Verizon use a specific network and most or there phones are only compatible
The difference basically between an "unlocked" and "locked" cell ph...
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What is the Difference Between Unlocked and Locked Cell Phones?
Most cell phones have a Subscriber Identity Module card installed. This is also called a SIM card. A SIM card is a tiny computer chip that enables communication with a wireless provider. A SIM card is the component of a cell phone that enables it to... More »
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