It is very surprising to realize that most people in the United States do not know or understand what an unlocked cell phone is. I was having dinner with my family this past week, and of course the discussion turned towards cell phones and cell phone plans. I was explaining that there were numerous benefits to purchasing an unlocked cell phone.
My sister-in-law had just purchased the new Samsung 1637 Jack unlocked and of course now she is locked into another three-year contract with her current carrier. I asked her why she did this, as she has never really cared much for her current plan. She bought a phone and extended her plan because she figured that it was her only option to getting a new cell phone.
I explained to her that by purchasing an unlocked cell phone, it would give her the freedom and flexibility in choosing a carrier. I explained that she may have even been able to save some extra money as the cost of the phone would not be buried in the plan. I also explained that since she does travel outside the country several times a year, that an unlocked cell phone would give her the freedom to purchase local Sim cards, so she would not occur any additional charges from her carrier.
When I started to explain that there are many phones we do not even have access to here in the United States, and some of the amazing features of the phones, I began to get the attention of some of my younger nieces and nephews. I explained to them that they would be able to get some of the newest technology that is only available in the European markets by purchasing an unlocked cell phone like the Sony Ericsson Aspen unlocked.
I think they will all start to consider purchasing an unlocked cell phone the next time their current contract from their carrier is about to end. When I explained to them some of the amazing phones and all the features that they have, which we are not yet able to get here, they all pulled out their existing phones and began to enter the website information for Pure Mobile to purchase their unlocked cell phone.