I have a question about unlocked iPhones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gabrielfnts2, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. gabrielfnts2 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought an iPhone 4 and I just realized that I bought it as an unlocked phone on apple.com and I wanted to know what is the difference between an unlocked phone and a regular locked phone that you would buy from AT&T?
     
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    A regular iPhone bought from AT&T will only accept an AT&T sim card to operate the phone functions while an unlocked iPhone will accept a sim card from any carrier that uses sim cards (which includes carriers in europe and other parts of the world as well).
     
  3. gabrielfnts2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but other than that there is no difference between an unlocked iPhone and a locked iPhone?
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    No the only difference is the ability to use different carriers.
     
  5. gabrielfnts2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks so much for clearing everything up for me
     
  6. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    An unlocked phone has better resale value ;)
     

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