An unlocked cell phone is a mobile phone that can be readily used on any GSM network of the owner’s choosing. This means that the owner can slide in a SIM card from any wireless carrier in his or her region to start making calls, surfing the Internet, and benefiting from any of the services available on that carrier’s network for its customers.

In contrast to locked phones, an unlocked phone is not tied to a specific carrier. This gives the owner the freedom of switching SIM cards from different wireless telecom networks at will. Cell phones locked to specific carriers typically come with 12 to 24-month contracts meaning you will have to wait until the period expires before you can purchase another phone.

Unlocked cell phones, on the other hand, come with absolutely no form of binding contract, giving you the freedom to purchase another device anytime you want.

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