MattyL, 28 Oct 2020Work for a phone shop in the UK. What we really need (as opposed to the prohibition of carrier... morelmao what? Why do you care who's buying or selling drugs? Not giving my info for something like that, it should be basically anonymous
Jimbob, 28 Oct 2020Most phones are unlocked for years now. Its just EE that locks them & charges for it to be... moreclueless and wrong, iPhones can and ARE carrier locked by some networks, dont go spounting your mouth being pro apple anti android, my iphone SE 2 was carrier locked when I bought it from a network, (which I was aware off before hand) my samsung Note 20 ultra was NOT sim locked because I bought it from an online carrier who only stock sim unlocked devices for all networks
Work for a phone shop in the UK. What we really need (as opposed to the prohibition of carrier locked pay as you go phones) is the registration of base customer details at the time of purchase for PAYG to combat our county lines drug dealing.
it's 2020 and some country still have carrier locked phones??
In israel it's banned from 2012 ^_^;
They need that on Australia too. Even unlocking phones and prepaids can cost a lot. There is also market restrictions on the availability of outright unlocked phones, and on those who used to service by selling them. Now, there is a large lack of brand variety, and rising prices, with resellers who used to sell some reasonable variety stopped years back.
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2020I wonder what is the situation in Japan like, because i heard they took their carrier-locked p... moreThere are a lot of ex-japan unlocked phone in SE Asia, like sony, sharp or fujitsu for as low as $100 for flagship spec
It can be flashed international rom,, but lose some fuction like NFC
Most phones are unlocked for years now. Its just EE that locks them & charges for it to be unlocked
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2020Great move. Unlocked phones are the best. No sim lock no bloatware more storage faster updates.👍
Great move. Unlocked phones are the best. No sim lock no bloatware more storage faster updates.
I wonder what is the situation in Japan like, because i heard they took their carrier-locked phones to another level.
Meanwhile Mobile Number Portability, VoLTE, and Unlocked Phones are something we Indians take for granted.
Carrier-locked phones have never been a thing here. All phones come unlocked so thas good
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2020I wouldn't touch carphone warehouse anymore Last time I bought a phone from them was 1996,then you could pay buy cash,then they reverted to card payments only,alarm bells rang then for me,ppl getting scammed with phone insurance ECT ECT,😠
NomiHK786, 27 Oct 2020I've never had to 'unlock' them on O2. Maybe you're going back further tha... moreYeah I've been with O2 for decades , I always unlocked them day one , even did one in the store while they finished up my accessories and stuff, but I now buy direct from manufacturers
Should've never been allowed in the first place. Imagine buying an oven that only works with a particular gas company