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Unblocking and unlocking cell phones

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#1 trouble at mill

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hello, My knowledge of cell (mobile) phones is a little on the basic side, can anyone explain what Unlocking and Unblocking a cell phone actually means!.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

Unlocking a cell phone is whats done to be able to use the phone on another carrier or multiple carriers. Most phones are carrier specific unless unlocked.

For example you can't take your AT&T phone and go to Verizon unless you have it 'Unlocked'. This doesn't work for all phones by the way. You need to be sure that your unlocked phone will work on the new network. Therefore you need to know if your now unlocked phone is TDMA or CDMA or GSM compatible with the new network.

Hope that answered your question.

I see that you are UK based.

Please note that the previous comments are based on US information. Unlocking still means gaining access to the phone software to allow it to use another carrier. I'm not positive what carrier protocols are used in the UK.

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#3 martharogers


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

Unblock means that a phone is blocked by a network provider and u can't unblock it.Well unlocking refers to that a phone is locked to one particular network due to this it won't accept other network sim. If you want to unlock your mobile visit Unlocking4free.com here they generate code to unlock your mobile at free of cost.

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