What is an 'unlocked' phone? (And why do I care?)

Is my phone’s bootloader unlocked? Is it SIM unlocked? What’s the difference, and why is any of this important?

Unlocked. It’s a word you’ll see used a lot on websites about mobile technology, and most people writing about it will be sure to let you know that it is a good thing™. And it is (See? told ‘ya). But unlocked can mean different things — that are all good things — depending on what, exactly, we’re talking about.

Maybe you’re wondering about being able to unlock the bootloader on the phone you want to buy next. Or maybe you’ll need to SIM unlock your phone so you can take that trip abroad and not pay AT&T ten-cents a minute and a handful of dollars each time you check your email. Both are important, and we’re going to talk about the differences.

Source: iMore

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