When you unlock your device, it is letting you move to another carrier. Your device comes locked to your carrier. CDMA (phones that end with xx30) can be unlocked to work on GSM and CDMA carriers, GSM (phones that end with xx00, xx10 or xx20) are not able to work on CDMA networks only GSM. Hope this sums it up lol
I did not know you could do that. Here I am thinking that at least some carrier's SIM had to be in the phone for it to operate. Wow.
Nope since the phone is programmed into VZW, so the only reason I would use VZW SIM card is if they had towers over sea which they dont lol, so i can give my SIM to a GSM user and they can pick up VZW signal
And that's what I mean..., I see all these sites that charge to give you the unlock code. But I've seen what you can do with an unlocked Itoy. It's gives them room to explore. But what gives with our beloved Storm. Unless you are an International player.
Spider if you have your account with VZW for 3 months and call international customer support and tell them you're traveling to a country not supported by them they will give you the unlock code free of charge. That is how I did and now my Storm is fully unlocked.