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    Can someone please explain unlocked to me?? Who does it? What exactly does it mean?

    I am a sprint user and posted a question recently whether I can use a GSM 650 since sprint provides international roaming for their GSM phones? Is it the same service? NY Metro (primarily long island area) user
    Larry
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    sprint is cdma, not gsm.

    gsm phones use sim cards to "work." these sim cards come from the carrier. usually when you det a subsedized phone, the carier locks the phone. what this means is that you can't use another carriers sim with the subserdized phone.

    for example if you were to get a locked ATT phone you could not use it with a cingular or T-mobile sim card.

    once the carrier unlocks the phone, you can put and gem carrier sim card into the phone and be able to use it.
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    Sprint told me that I could roam internationally only with their GSM phones...just a quote from them... is there another service from sprint...anyone?
    Larry
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    If you look on their web site, they do sell GSM phones but they can only be used outside the US. If you get a Sprint SIM and an unlocked 650, it might be possible to use internationally but you wouldn't be able to use it in the US without a contract from another provider

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...=1098913042774
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottymomo
    If you look on their web site, they do sell GSM phones but they can only be used outside the US. If you get a Sprint SIM and an unlocked 650, it might be possible to use internationally but you wouldn't be able to use it in the US without a contract from another provider

    http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/Pa...=1098913042774
    wow those phones sucks bigtime

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