tgooose said: Having to use the service for 6 months before they will give you the unlock code is a 6 month contract, no matter what terminology they use. You make a good point. Definitely being used loosely as industry terminology. I think all the carriers on service prepayment lock the phones to the network. In this case - no termination fee and if you don't pay for monthly service, they aren't coming after you for any charges. You also have the 1st month service included. I wonder what T-Mobile direct's policy is about unlocking the phone?
So I could buy this, never activate it on Net On The Run, forfeit the $45 start up fee, put in my current tmobile sim and use it with my current tmobile plan?
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bellsouth said: You make a good point. Definitely being used loosely as industry terminology. All the carriers lock the phones to the network. In this case - no termination fee and if you don't pay for monthly service, they aren't coming after you for any charges. You also have the 1st month service included. I wonder what T-Mobile direct's policy is about unlocking the phone?
Fixed that for you.
I don't know of ANY unlocked phones you can buy from any carrier. Pre-paid/postpaid/payment plan ect.. Just some carriers are more apt than others to unlock it for you later.
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