Amazon has started its 48-hour Unlocked Event, which is all about Android phones. The sale features all-time lows across multiple devices and brands. These phones are on the GSM band so they can only be used on AT&T, T-Mobile, or MVNO networks which use the same technology.
Phones For Sale
- OnePlus 2: Save $60 and get it for $239.99
- Nexbit Robin: Save $100 and get it for $199
- Zenfone 2: Save $100 and get it for $199
- Zenfone Zoom: Save $100 and get it for $299
- LG K7: Save $30 and get it for $99
- LG G5: Save $120 and get it for $479
- Orbic Slim: Save $30 and get it for $99
- Posh Mobile Kick Pro: Save $18 and get it for $71.99
What is an unlocked phone?
When a phone is “unlocked” that means you can use it with any carrier. You can stick in most any SIM card, set it up and start using it. Most unlocked phones are GSM compatible, which means they can be used on AT&T or T-Mobile networks, or most networks outside of the US. Sprint and Verizon use a CDMA network which is a different technology than most of the globe which is why you will see fewer mid-range and budget level devices for those carriers.
The main benefit of using an unlocked phone is the freedom. Since you own the phone outright, you can choose when and which carrier to use depending on the network. You can even use two SIM cards on certain global GSM phones. Unlocked phones are also easier to use in other countries, so it’s great if you travel a lot. You can pick up a SIM card at your destination and start using it with one of the local carriers.