Knowing this information is important if you want to remove a carrier lock from your phone, or if you want to use a specific carrier's SIM card in your unlocked phone. Open Settings. Tap General. Tap About. Android: 1. Tap About phone.
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In this edition of her advice column, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains the differences between locked and unlocked phones and helps a reader figure out how to get an unlocked device. Ever since the Librarian of Congress decided not to renew a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that essentially makes it illegal to unlock your phone without your carrier's permission, there's been intense interest in the issue. But when it comes to unlocked cell phones, there's also been a lot of confusion. Many people have been looking for ways to unlock their devices. The U.
Here are five of the best, based on your nominations. So this week, we asked you which pre-paid carriers and MVNOs mobile virtual network operators , or independent carriers that use the towers of the major companies but run the front-of-house differently you thought were the best , or at least recommending as an alternative to the big guys. The poll is closed and the votes are counted!