The choice of mobile unlocking always brings the idea of added freedom to the user. It promises added functionality and the great feeling of breaking free from an otherwise limiting and binding contract. But beyond this somewhat optimistic view, some people have considerable doubt if unlocking a cell phone is even worth the bother.
For someone who doesn’t want or need to use their phone 100% of the time, this might be true. But for people who want to maximize (and even increase) their opportunity to use their cell phone, there are many reasons why cell phone unlocking may be a necessary and even an inevitable choice.
No Network Restraints
When you unlock your cell phone you are basically saying goodbye to the commercial shackles imposed on you by the network operator. This concept is particularly attractive especially if you have been experiencing poor customer service, network coverage or more expensive than expected tariffs. It’s like the unlock code symbolically represents a lock, a lock, once opened will take you to all available network providers out there, (I know that sounds a little cheesy).
And even if you want to change network provider, say when you are roaming, then that’s OK, because the absence of network restraints simply gives you the freedom to do so.
Access to Better Tariffs
Does a subsidised phone mean less expense over time? many phone users would argue not. You see, you always have to pay for a slightly higher fee for a subsidized phone, as it is necessary in order for the network provider to recover the “investment” on the cheap phone. This situation is naturally naught on an unlocked phone.
There’s absolutely no need to be tricked by that low price tag on a subsidized, network-locked phone when you unlock your cell phone.
Can be Used Abroad
Network providers are only reliable as long as you use the phone on the home network. But when you roam, your phone is either forced to make calls or your operators chosen rates. Or your mobile phone is worthless. You’ll then realize that the reduced price of the phone means that you pay in the long run.
With an unlocked phone however, you can easily configure the phone for a roaming setup. Even if you like travelling to many different countries on your one week vacation, you’d still have a fully functional phone to use and call someone with.
Enable to Use of Multiple SIMs
And if you can use any kind of SIM card in an unlocked phone, then there should also be the option of being able to use more than one SIM. That’s right, just as you can easily choose a new network provider without the lock restraints, you can also effortlessly switch network providers in an instant using two or more SIM cards.
It could get even faster if your phone has the capability to accommodate two SIM cards. You’ll be able to change into a new SIM card by just fiddling a bit within the operating system of your phone.