What is an unlocked GSM cell phone?

All GSM devices are designed so that service is provisioned using a SIM card. With an unlocked device, a GSM smartphone can be reprovisioned and used on another network simply by popping out the old SIM card and putting in a new one from the new carrier. EV-DO is the 3G technology used on CDMA networks.
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What is an unlocked GSM phone mean?

Unlocked GSM phone means that it wouldn't be locked into a specific carrier network. On the upside it means freedom to choose your own GSM carrier that suits your needs (and wallet) best. On the down side several carrier-specific features may not be available.
  • Are all Verizon phones unlocked?

    According to Verizon, they do not lock most of their phones. To quote them directly: "We do not lock our 4G LTE devices and no code is needed to program them for use with another carrier." That means that any iPhone 5 or higher that was bought with Verizon should already be unlocked.
  • What is an unlocked GSM phone?

    All GSM devices are designed so that service is provisioned using a SIM card. With an unlocked device, a GSM smartphone can be reprovisioned and used on another network simply by popping out the old SIM card and putting in a new one from the new carrier. EV-DO is the 3G technology used on CDMA networks.
  • What does it mean if an Iphone is unlocked GSM?

    Unlocked GSM phone means that it wouldn't be locked into a specific carrier network. On the upside it means freedom to choose your own GSM carrier that suits your needs (and wallet) best.
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What is a GSM phone call?

GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications, originally Groupe Spécial Mobile), is a standard set developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe protocols for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks used by wireless phones. Let's discuss call setup in GSM.
  • Is straight talk a CDMA or GSM network?

    The phone sold by Walmart for use on StraightTalk is the A1429 CDMA. As a rule, you can not use a CDMA iPhone on any CDMA carrier other than the one it was originally sold for. if the straight talk iphone is GSM A1429 using CDMA 3G netwrok, I can switch to Tmobile LET 4G network when I move.
  • Is my Tracfone GSM?

    All Tracfone cell phones that end with this 'G' use the GSM network, which is either T-Mobile or AT&T. GSM phones have been very popular with Tracfone, but recently there has been a wave of Android smartphones for Tracfone and they all use Verizon CDMA service.
  • What is an unlocked cell phone?

    What Is an Unlocked Cell Phone or Smartphone? An unlocked cell phone is one that is not tied into a certain carrier's network: It will work with more than one service provider. Most phones are tied – or locked – to a certain cellular carrier, such as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T, or Sprint.
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What does the GSM stand for?

Global System for Mobile
  • How thick is 250gsm card?

    The Thickness of Printing Paper List
    NameThickness/mm
    250gsm signle side coated board0.32
    300gsm signle side coated board0.425
    350gsm signle side coated board0.46
    400gsm signle side coated board0.54
  • What is the GSM of paper?

    The term GSM refers to the substance weight of paper, relating to an area of paper that remains constant, irrespective of sheet size, expressed as grams per square metre. As a starting point, standard printer paper is generally around 80gsm.
  • Can GSM phone be used on CDMA network?

    Well GSM networks like US Mobile, T-Mobile, and AT&T use removable SIM cards. This means that unlocked phones from other American GSM carriers will work on US Mobile's network. On the other hand, Verizon and Sprint are CDMA carriers. CDMA carriers don't use SIM cards and most CDMA phones are locked into their network.

Updated: 6th October 2019

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