What does it mean when a cell phone is unlocked?

Answer "Unlocked" cellphones have gained immense popularity in recent years. This is because unlocked cellphones have a wider variety of features and options available for use than do their locked counter... Read More »

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What does an unlocked gsm cell phone mean?

GSM (Global System For Mobile Communications) is a form of cellular technology that requires a SIM card to be inserted inside the carriers phone to make and receive phone calls. The most popular GS... Read More »

What does unlocked mean on a Cingular cell phone?

An unlocked Cingular phone is one that accepts any subscriber information module (SIM card), so you can use it with any service provider. Unlocking your phone allows you to keep it even if you swit... Read More »

What does it mean to have an unlocked cell phones?

According to Phone Scoop, many cell phone providers lock the phones they sell to prevent customers from using them with a different carrier. To use a locked cell phone with a different carrier, it ... Read More »

What does bad ESN mean when you are trying to buy a cell phone?

It means "Do Not Buy". A bad ESN simply means the phone is locked or for some other reason you CAN NOT get it activated. Ask the seller for the ESN number, call the carrier of the phone and ask t... Read More »