Why you should always buy unlocked smartphones

Why you should always buy unlocked smartphones

Why an Unlocked Smart Phone?

unlocked phone contract

There are many reasons to purchase an unlocked phone. However, there are many of those that are pretty reluctant too! I have to say I was one of those “reluctant” people. However recently I discovered why having an unlocked phone is beneficial.

Sim Only

sim only android phone contract handsets

Every 2 years I have to look for a new contract but I feel if I am paying over £35+ a month I should also get a new phone. But in actual fact my phone has been perfectly fine but I can never justify paying so much just for the contract without getting a nice phone with it. But I recently discovered that purchasing a sim only is great – I can keep the same phone without having to pay hideous prices. But also I can have various networks if my phone is unlocked!

Switching Networks

switching mobile networks UK

This must be the biggest advantage – you don’t like a certain network after a few months then you can simply change networks without having to pay for your phone to be unlocked OR purchase a new phone to suit that particular network. With having a sim only and having unlocked phone you then don’t have to pay for any cancellation fees either.


mobile while on holiday travel

If you are a frequent traveler, then you can easily switch networks when necessary especially if you are in a particular country. It’s that simple and you won’t have the huge costs of data roaming when you are in a different part of the world. You can replace your current sim with a pay as you go in the country you are in. Not only will this be financially better but you can still use your current smartphone without having to purchase a local basic phone! You will still be able to read your email view pictures from your current phone.