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Re: [tlug] Unlocked Android phone

2008/12/9 Godwin Stewart <>:
> On 09/12/08 10:44, Shawn wrote:
>> Also, I know little of unlocked phones.  If I went on vacation to Guam,
>> could I possible just get a card with minutes there to flip in.  I'll
>> have to look into but thought someone might know.
> The point about this phone is more that it is *unbranded* rather than unlocked.

It might be why they're selling it...

This is afaik the first unlocked Android phone on the market, and
locking a phone reduces much of its worth (to me, at least, with my
collection of SIM cards of various nationalities).

The fact that it's unbranded means that you can reflash it, which is
really its primary selling point, and certainly adds value, but is
comparatively incidental to me.

> You can get a phone from an operator and have its SIM lock lifted

Depends on the phone and/or operator.  Not all operators will unlock
phones (iPhones being a primary case).  Not all phones can be unlocked
independently of an operator unlock.


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