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What is an Unlocked Phone?


An unlocked phone is not tied to a single carrier’s network. It allows you to choose your carrier and phone
independently as long as those carriers work on the same wireless technology. With unlocked phones multiple
cellular networks can be accessed by swapping in and out SIM Cards. Simply put, unlocked devices are cell
phones that recognize SIM cards from any carrier. To pick the right carrier for your unlocked phone, you simply
need to know which carriers have the right wireless technology. AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM technology.
Verizon and Sprint use CDMA.

On ShopBlackBerry.com we clearly identify the technology and the carriers you can use with our phones.

Why buy an Unlocked Phone?


Many people turn to unlocked phones because of their many advantages. Unlocked phones offer flexibility that
locked phones do not. Buying an unlocked phone allows you to choose from a wider range of models. If your
preferred phone isn’t available with your carrier, you can buy an unlocked version of your preferred phone. And
if you want, you can always get the latest phone and never have to change your phone number or your plan.

Unlocked phones eliminate expensive roaming changes when you are traveling abroad. Most carriers require that
you pay additional roaming charges when you travel outside the US. With an unlocked phone, you can buy a prepaid
SIM card at your destination and insert it into your phone to start making local calls at local rates while still retaining
your personal information.

ShopBlackBerry Phones


ShopBlackBerry carries GSM phones.


 Phone Model

 Network Technology

 Sample US Carriers

 Z10

 World-wide compatible GSM phone

 AT&T, T-Mobile

 Q10

 GSM

 AT&T, T-Mobile

 

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