Re: Flip Phone
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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Flip Phone
It's more so the range of frequencies or supported networks that the device in question has access to that will determine weather or not you can take the device from carrier to carrier. There are carriers, such as sprint that tend to be locked down more, basically do to them using a network that hardly anyone else uses. It's carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile that use the more widely used GSM type network, which also seems to be the case in other parts of the world too.
If I remember correctly, these days, a lot of the device providers are adding in the hardware to make them work on both sprint/verizon and AT&T supported networks, such as adding a GSM slot, even on non-GSM supported providers, but this wasn't always the case. These days, it's also necessary to make sure the device in question is going to have the right sized GSM slot, if that's what's being used and it needs to be unlocked as well.
It's been quite some time since I refreshed myself on the networks and how it all works, so please forgive for the lack of detail and where I may be slightly incorrect. :) It should be enough to get a basic grasp on how it works though.
I believe all flip phones are tied to one specific carrier and not