I had made an earlier post about unlocked cellphones earlier – see the article here.
Now I have got some more interesting facts about unlocked phone. The following is an extract from an article by Natalie Aranda in ezinearticles.com.
So what are the advantages of an unlocked phone? First, if you travel overseas you will want to have an unlocked cell phone. You can buy prepaid SIM cards that are designed to work in the country you are visiting. This is often much cheaper than having to deal with out of the country calls through your cell phone carrier and you might find the service more reliable as well.
In some cases, you might get a free phone when you sign up for your cell phone service if you sign a contract. But when your contract expires, you can no longer use your phone because it is locked. If you buy an unlocked phone, you can switch cell phone providers without losing your phone. Youll just have to get a new SIM card from your provider and then your phone should work fine. An unlocked phone also comes in handy if you have more than one phone. For instance, if you have one phone that has a camera feature and one that doesnt and your spouse needs the camera phone that you usually use, you can simply switch SIM cards. Youll still get your calls delivered to you on your spouses phone. This also works if you have phones on different providers as well, such as your personal phone and business phone. You can easily switch the SIM card out if you want to use a different phone than you usually do.
The other advantage of buying an unlocked phone is that you can give it to someone else or sell it when you are done with it. If you have a nice phone but want to upgrade, there is no reason to simply throw the phone away. If it is unlocked, you can pass it on to your spouse or kids. You can also sell it and put the money towards your new unlocked phone. Having a phone that is unlocked gives you a lot of options, both now and for the future.