Have you ever wondered about cell phone unlocking—how to do it and what the benefits may be? For the most part cell phone unlocking presents unique benefits to end users that the typical ‘locked’ devices obtained directly from carriers do not. Unlocked cell phones have the following advantages:
1. You can break free from using one network provider.
When you purchase a locked phone from a local carrier, you are essentially bound to its network and the subscription fees that come standard with the ‘subsidized’ price tag of the device until the contract expires. With an unlocked phone, you have the unique option of switching effortlessly between network carriers and enjoying the flexibility of choosing the right plan to suit your specific needs.
2. Access better coverage wherever you are.
Unlocked phones run on GSM networks, meaning you can enjoy better coverage wherever you happen to be in the world, at any time, as long as you purchase a local SIM card. No need to worry about finding yourself outside of your existing network carrier’s coverage zone.
3. Get more money savings in the long run.
Shelling out for an unlocked phone might make the initial payment higher than choosing to take the contract route, but unlocked phones may actually help you save in the long run. With an unlocked phone, you needn’t be burdened by the extra monthly expense of having to pay a subscription fee, and you also have the choice of choosing a different, more affordable network should you want to change your current plan.
4. You can customize to your heart’s content.
Locked cell phones come with a software lock that ties you down to their network and their pre-installed applications and settings. Unlocked phones do not suffer from this same fate and they provide users with added customization options from the get go. In addition to setting everything to the way you like you it, third-party applications tend to work better on unlocked phones and without the limitations that a software lock often provides.
5. Your unlocked phone will travel.
For those travelling for business (or pleasure) on a regular basis, unlocked phones do away with expensive roaming charges as you are able to easily purchase a local SIM, slot it into your device and make local calls at local rates. Say goodbye to those shock bills at the end of each month and never fret about added travelling expenses ever again.
6. Experience less hassle if you lose your phone.
Losing a phone is never a thing to celebrate, but losing a phone on contract is even more painful than if it happens with an unlocked one. Termination fees of a contracted phone are expensive, especially if you lose a device early into the contract. With an unlocked cell phone, however, all you have to do is purchase a new phone (with the money you would’ve spent on termination fees), and the problem is solved. As is standard practice for everyone that has ever lost a phone, ensure that you back your mobile up on a regular basis so you can keep your numbers saved!
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