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Should I buy a locked or unlocked phone?

With a carrier-locked device, you could be stuck paying the list price for a device that’s not even what you really wanted simply because that was your only option. With unlocked devices, that isn’t an issue. Buying unlocked allows you to get nearly any device and use it on nearly any carrier. It’s true freedom!

Can an unlocked phone be used on any network?

An unlocked cell phone can be used on any network that is compatible with the phone’s wireless technology, including both GSM and CDMA networks. In some countries, cellular providers are required to unlock your cell phone after your contract expires.

What does buying an unlocked phone mean?

An unlocked smartphone is a phone that isn’t tied to a specific carrier or contract. Therefore, you have the freedom to shop for the latest phones and plans as often — or as infrequently — as you like. And when it comes to international travel, unlocked phones can’t be beat.

Whats the difference between unlocked and locked phones?

Basically, locked phones are phones that only work with a certain telecom cellular carrier company. For example, an unlocked phone will work with either a T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon SIM card. Unlocked phones are simply not anchored, tethered or linked to any carrier.

Does WiFi calling work for texts?

You can use WiFi calling and messaging any time that your phone has a steady WiFi signal. You can do so without a cellular connection, so even if your phone is not able to make regular calls, you can WiFi call/text as long as you have the internet.

Should you enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone?

Wi-Fi Calling extends the coverage area of LTE Voice by including Wi-Fi networks. Remember, LTE Voice improves call quality by using your iPhone’s internet connection to make phone calls, instead of the traditional cellular voice network. This is especially good news for people who have poor cellular reception at home.

How do you know if your phone is using WiFi calling?

Android Phones: Wi-Fi Calling is supported on most current Android phones. To check if your phone supports Wi-Fi Calling, go to Settings to look for the Wi-Fi Calling option. iOS Phones: Wi-Fi Calling is available on iPhone 5c and newer.

Why does my phone say VZW WIFI?

VZW WiFi is an indication on your iPhone that you are currently using Verizon’s wireless calling feature. This allows you to place calls over your Wi-Fi connection rather than a cellular connection. Your iPhone must have the HD Voice feature enabled.