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bnceo

join:2007-10-11
Bel Air, MD

Carrier Phones Suck - Unlock All The Way

We need to get out of his mentality of getting cheap phones. And then whining when you can't leave your contract. I have started to avoid all this and I will only buy unlocked phones and use them on GSM providers. The nonsense that Verizon has done to a Google device has convinced me that carriers have no business messing with a product. Just be a signal carrier and nothing more. Stop messing with phone technology. It hurts everybody.

So I challenge everyone to stop being attracted by the cheap 2-year contract price and escape these carriers. Go unlock and buy your phone outright.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by bnceo:

We need to get out of his mentality of getting cheap phones. And then whining when you can't leave your contract. I have started to avoid all this and I will only buy unlocked phones and use them on GSM providers. The nonsense that Verizon has done to a Google device has convinced me that carriers have no business messing with a product. Just be a signal carrier and nothing more. Stop messing with phone technology. It hurts everybody.

So I challenge everyone to stop being attracted by the cheap 2-year contract price and escape these carriers. Go unlock and buy your phone outright.

Awesome except in my area the only GSM provider is at&t. Also once everyone goes all in with LTE then GSM/CMDA won't exists


ArrayList
netbus developer
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join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to bnceo
uhh, all verizon phones are locked.

bnceo

join:2007-10-11
Bel Air, MD
reply to 88615298
If you have AT&T in your area, you can use Straight Talk.

bnceo

join:2007-10-11
Bel Air, MD
reply to ArrayList
Which is why I say go GSM. You have some options.


ArrayList
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ah, yes. I'm lucky that I live near a metro area and can get decent service on a gsm carrier(I have T-Mobile), but a large portion of the country does not live close to a metro area and cannot do that, therefore they are stuck with the likes of Verizon. It is really unfortunate.

bnceo

join:2007-10-11
Bel Air, MD
Which is fine. The priority for those people are different. They like their location a lot more than having an overimposing carrier. Can't fault them for that. Glad I live in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic to have some options.

GLIMMER

join:2004-01-17
Fisher, IL
reply to ArrayList
um no there not. I have a droid dna and have put both att and tmobile sims in and they work. this is part of verizons block c provisions


grepya

@comcastbusiness.net
reply to bnceo
I second the straight-talk suggestion. I'm using it on my iPhone 4S (I bought it factory unlocked.. but it since straight-talk uses AT&T network, I believe locked ATT iPhones work on it without any mods)
»9to5mac.com/2012/07/30/review-th···ht-talk/

bnceo

join:2007-10-11
Bel Air, MD
reply to GLIMMER
He means locked to Verizon. You can't take a Verizon phone and go to Sprint. Using AT&T or T-Mobile is just using the World Phone part


PhoenixAZ
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Phoenix, AZ
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reply to ArrayList
Not really, all LTE phones are unlocked, and you can take them to T-Mobile or AT&T with no issues.


PhoenixAZ
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reply to bnceo
said by bnceo:

He means locked to Verizon. You can't take a Verizon phone and go to Sprint. Using AT&T or T-Mobile is just using the World Phone part

Being able to use a Verizon phone on 3 out of the 4 carriers is a GREAT start. Who cares about Sprint?


ArrayList
netbus developer
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join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to PhoenixAZ
you are saying that if you get a subsidized LTE phone from Verizon that it will work right away with T-Mobile or AT&T?


ilikeme
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Sugar Land, TX
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said by ArrayList:

you are saying that if you get a subsidized LTE phone from Verizon that it will work right away with T-Mobile or AT&T?

LTE is on different frequencies and no phones support both Verizon and At&t frequencies yet. The HSPA and GSM portions will work if the Verizon phone has them.