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Possibly a stupid question, but.... Britney! 1 child; Florida 3135 posts
24th Sep '12

How do unlocked cell phones work? Do they work with any carrier? Like Metro, for example? Do they work with prepaid? Like I said, this may be a stupid question..but I need a new cell phone, and I found a cheap unlocked phone that I really like. Any information would be appreciated :) TIA!

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
24th Sep '12

Usually means you can use the SIM card from any network and it should work.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49009 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting Jᴇᴢ:" Usually means you can use the SIM card from any network and it should work."


not all net works have SIM cards any more.... Op u need to make sure if ur using metro that the carrier does not use SIM cards.... It would need to be like a phone from verizon.

user banned United Kingdom 1629 posts
24th Sep '12
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" not all net works have SIM cards any more.... Op u need to make sure if ur using metro that the carrier does not use SIM cards.... It would need to be like a phone from verizon. "


Lol ok well, UK ones do.

user banned TTA since Jan 2002; Japan 184 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting Britney!:" How do unlocked cell phones work? Do they work with any carrier? Like Metro, for example? Do they work ... [snip!] ... I need a new cell phone, and I found a cheap unlocked phone that I really like. Any information would be appreciated :) TIA!"



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user banned TTA since Jan 2002; Japan 184 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting Britney!:" How do unlocked cell phones work? Do they work with any carrier? Like Metro, for example? Do they work ... [snip!] ... I need a new cell phone, and I found a cheap unlocked phone that I really like. Any information would be appreciated :) TIA!"



Hi unlocked phone is nothing but phone which is free to all network sim in all countries..But usually phone unlocked from GSM network are compatible with other GSM sim and not with CDMA Same vise verse for cdma.SO if you buy GSM unlocked phone then you can freely use it with any GSM sim ..You can easily buy unlocked phone from online stores like ebay,amazon and so on ..But from my experience instead of buying unlocked phone you can better purchase locked phone because locked phone cost lesser compared to unlocked one ..SO you can better buy locked phone and unlock it using online providers like Mobile-Unlocker.com who render unlock code for all mobile models at affordable cost ...