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Unlocked Phones

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Unlocked iPhones

Shop used and refurbished unlocked phones from Apple.

Staff Pick Unlocked Apple iPhone 12
iPhone 12 - Unlocked
Unlocked Apple iPhone 11
iPhone 11 - Unlocked
$164 $699
Unlocked Apple iPhone 13
iPhone 13 - Unlocked
Unlocked Apple iPhone Xr
iPhone Xr - Unlocked
$113 $749
Unlocked Apple iPhone SE 3rd Gen 2022
iPhone SE 3rd Gen 2022 - Unlocked

Unlocked Google

Shop used and refurbished unlocked phones from Google.

Unlocked Google Pixel 8 Pro
Pixel 8 Pro - Unlocked
Unlocked Google Pixel 7 Pro
Pixel 7 Pro - Unlocked
Unlocked Google Pixel 7
Pixel 7 - Unlocked
Unlocked Google Pixel 7a
Pixel 7a - Unlocked
Unlocked Google Pixel 6
Pixel 6 - Unlocked

Unlocked OnePlus

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Unlocked OnePlus Open
OnePlus Open - Unlocked
Unlocked OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro - Unlocked
Unlocked OnePlus 11
OnePlus 11 - Unlocked
Unlocked OnePlus 12
OnePlus 12 - Unlocked
Unlocked OnePlus 7T
OnePlus 7T - Unlocked

Unlocked Samsung

Shop used and refurbished unlocked phones from Samsung.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Galaxy S21 5G - Unlocked
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22
Galaxy S22 - Unlocked
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Galaxy S23 Ultra - Unlocked
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Galaxy S22 Ultra - Unlocked
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
Galaxy Z Flip5 - Unlocked

Unlocked Phone FAQ

What is an unlocked phone?

An unlocked cell phone is an Android or iPhone that is not tied to a specific carrier. In other words, you can use an unlocked phone on any carrier that supports your specific device. And on most devices, this is as simple as popping in a new SIM card. In contrast, a (carrier) locked cell phone can only be used with the specific carrier it was purchased from — typically AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or an MVNO.

What does “Factory Unlocked” mean?

A factory unlocked phone is a special type of unlocked phone that comes unlocked from the factory. This means that as soon as you open up the box, you are free to insert whatever SIM card you would like — assuming the phone is compatible with your carrier’s network bands.

Can you put any SIM card into an unlocked phone?

Although most unlocked phones are compatible with any major US carrier, this isn’t necessarily the case. You should always double-check to make sure that the phone you’re buying supports your carrier’s network technology and specific bands and frequencies.

Should I buy an unlocked cell phone?

Yes. But with all the benefits to buying unlocked, you may be wondering if there are any drawbacks? Aside from the initially higher purchase price, there are no real downsides to buying an unlocked phone. They’re cheaper in the long run, they let you choose the right phone and plan for your specific needs, and they give you the flexibility and freedom you deserve.

Do you need to activate an unlocked cell phone?

You generally don’t have to activate an unlocked phone. Instead, all you have to do is put in your new SIM card. After installing the new SIM card, you can power on your device. After booting up, it may take 30 seconds or so to connect to your wireless network.

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