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    Why unlock Storm?

    What is the benefit of unlocking the Storm? Other than being able to swap SIM cards. Is it like the competition where I can install more apps?

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidersweb View Post
    What is the benefit of unlocking the Storm? Other than being able to swap SIM cards. Is it like the competition where I can install more apps?

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    The biggest upside for me is when I travel internationally. That way I can use a local sim card and not get stuck with an outrageous bill. The only other thought that crosses my mind is perhaps if you live in an area where vzw does not have coverage. Besides that I don't see an obvious upside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler07 View Post
    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 xx10 or xx20) are not able to work on CDMA networks only GSM. Hope this sums it up lol
    Thanks Stief I did not know that. Kind of like interstates that end in an even number run east/west and those with odd run north/south lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Thanks Stief I did not know that. Kind of like interstates that end in an even number run east/west and those with odd run north/south lol
    Yes like that lol and i missed the xx00 devices, here is a neat rundown

    xx00 are GSM devices

    xx10 are GSM, with GPS

    xx20 are GSM with WiFi

    xx30 are CDMA devices

    xx50 iDEN Direct Connect + GPS + WiFi
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidersweb View Post
    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.
    For me nothing. I use Verizon and I do not even have my SIM card in, I have the best coverage with VZW and Sprint doesnt allow people to bring phones on their plans unless it is their phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler07 View Post
    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
    Wow Stiefler I am impressed my man

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