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What does it mean to have a " FACTORY UNLOCKED" mobile?

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To have a factory unlocked mobile will enable you to use any SIM card in your phone. If its a GSM Phone you can use any GSM service provider or if its a CDMA phone you can take connection from any CDMA service provider
Posted: 18-03-2012 @ 15:24:16
Phones sold by carriers in the US are sold locked to the carrier and cannot be used with another carrier's sim card. A factory unlocked phone has never been locked to a carrier and can be used with any sim card. If the phone is a quadband, it can be used with any sim card from any carrier - anywhere in the world.
Posted: 17-03-2012 @ 15:25:30
Factory Unlocked means that the phone isn't attached to any cell phone service provider and can be used with any service provider that uses a SIM card.
(You already know that so haha sorry)

The internet should work, it usually depends on your carrier and plan.
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I had an unlocked phone, so i guess experience. :D
Posted: 16-09-2011 @ 17:56:34
Means the phone is not locked to a certain provider and can be used with any SIM. aAs well as factory unlocked, means the phone is unlocked by the current service provider of the phone to get unlocked.
Posted: 28-06-2011 @ 12:33:15
Means the phone is not locked to a certain provider and can be used with any SIM. aAs well as factory unlocked, means the phone is unlocked by the current service provider of the phone to get unlocked.
Posted: 28-06-2011 @ 10:41:08
Means that the phone is not locked to a certain provider and can be used with any SIM. As well as factory unlocked, means the phone is unlocked by the current service provider of the phone to get unlocked.
Posted: 28-06-2011 @ 10:28:48
wow
Posted: 27-06-2011 @ 16:42:32
Means the phone is not locked to a certain provider and can be used with any SIM. aAs well as factory unlocked,means the phone is unlocked by the current service provider of the phone to get unlocked.
Posted: 23-06-2011 @ 18:42:46
Means the phone is not locked to a certain provider and can be used with any SIM. aAs well as factory unlocked,means the phone is unlocked by the current service provider of the phone to get unlocked.
Posted: 23-06-2011 @ 18:41:08
Means the phone is not locked to a certain provider and can be used with any SIM. aAs well as factory unlocked,means the phone is unlocked by the current service provider of the phone to get unlocked.
Posted: 23-06-2011 @ 18:39:04
it means that the phone is unlocked
Posted: 23-06-2011 @ 17:42:42