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Old 09-06-2009
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Pros & Cons of Unlocked iPhone

I am planning to buy a new iPhone for myself and i am going to use my iPhone with Verizon network for that i am planning to Unlock it but i am afraid that it might damage my mobile phone or there would be some issues when i am using it. Can anyone tell me what are the positive and negative points if i unlocked my iPhone.
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To Unlock Or Not To Unlock iPhone

Unlocking any device basically means altering the system software in some way so that the device can be allowed to do something that it normally could not. By contrast, when you buy an unlocked phone, you?re free to select the service provider separately. Unlocked phones with carriers that operate on GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks only need a SIM (subscriber identity module) card, while carriers that use CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) networks will probably have to program your phone for you.Unlocking the iPhone is primarily done to allow the user to use the phone with a carrier other than AT&T wireless (or another country's contracted carrier).
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Pros & Cons of Unlocked iPhone

Users should consider the risks balanced against any perceived benefits before attempting to unlock their iPhone. If there is a phone you want that isn?t available from your service provider, chances are you can buy it unlocked and set it up on your provider?s network. Additionally, many unlocked phones use SIM cards to store information; these cards can be swapped between devices if you buy a new phone. There are several unlocked iPhone devices on the market place now but I would be suspect of buying one unless you know it actually works as Apple has made it very difficult to unlock the iPhone without doing irreparable damage to the device. If you?re going to be traveling internationally, you can purchase prepaid SIM cards for your phone which can save you mountains of inconvenience .
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