Unlock or not to unlock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NutFlush920, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

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    My wife and I both have at&t iPhone 5's. I know the benefits of unlocking but, wanted to know if we should if we don't plan to switch carriers or travel.

    The price is fairly cheap ($15/phone). Is this enough reason to just do it and get it over with just in case? As with anything, why would someone want to be tied down to something if they didn't have to be?
     
  2. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Just wondering- what's the point if you are not switching carriers or traveling?
    MOST people unlock their carrier locked phones for those two reasons.
    Some claim that there is a slight bump in re-sale value. Perhaps so... But the main advantage is to use another network, either domestically or internationally.
     
  3. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    I have contemplating this, as well. I have been with AT&T since the mid/late 80s, when they were a start-up by the name of Cellular One. As such, I doubt that I will be switching carriers any time soon. The benefit of being able to travel abroad with my phone is a definite benefit.
     
  4. NutFlush920 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's cheap to unlock and have nothing to loose only to gain by unlocking.
     
  5. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    Ok, well then I guess that answers your question...:)
     

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