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Riot Sr.

Sep 17, 2013, 11:39 PM

I think

That it is quite stupid to lock the phone in the first place.
Carrier phones are often optimized to work with a certain network (A&TT by example), and yes, they work with other networks, they crummily work with other carriers.
To get started, because a cheaper service usually isn't as good as the other more expensive service offered by that other bigger carrier. Second, the phone has been optimized for the big carrier's network, so you won't be experiencing an optimal service from your provided (you'd most likely be doing better with a cheaper phone that's been optmiized for the smaller carrier's network)

It is fair enough to be able to sell or hand your old unlocked cellphone to a friend or relative, once you have upgraded to another d...
The only reason a phone works like crap on an other network is simple. Frequency, if you have a TMobile Galaxy S2, 3, 4 on AT&T you aren't going to use the full potential of that phone. TMobile HSPA+, HSPDA, HSDPA and LTE run on different frequencies ...
Not true.

>>and yes, they work with other networks, they crummily work with other carriers.

Not true. I've seen countless phones that were made for ATT that worked fantastically on T-mobile. In fact, I would say that quite contrarily most ATT ph...
The idea would to be trash the whole DMCA into the ashcan of history. You sold it, I bought, it its now mine.
For one it's not stupid from a business stand point at all to lock the phone to a carrier. It gives the customer an incentive to stay or pay off their ETF. 2nd, if you really think that this will end because they say you can unlock your phone at any ...

Sep 18, 2013, 10:00 AM

Something to think about

Just because you use an unlocked phone (i.e. a Verizon iPhone 5 on ATT's network) doesn't mean the new carrier will be able to assign a data plan. I know this from experience where ATT told me I couldn't use the Verizon iPhone 5 on ATT's network unless I didn't mind being charged $20 per MB! Also, as others have mentioned, you won't get to enjoy all the features of your new carrier. Again, Verizon iPhone 5 won't work on the 4G LTE service.
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