1. Screwdriver's Avatar
    What does unlock mean and what are the benefits? I'm receiving my 8830 today and US Cellular is my service provider.
    07-24-08 09:48 AM
  2. paulrosenthal's Avatar
    Unlocking means making the phone available for use on other carriers. On CDMA carriers such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, Alltel, it doesn't mean as much compared to GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile. So for you, the benefits are probably none.

    Hope that helps!
    07-24-08 09:52 AM
  3. 49ways's Avatar
    US Cellular is a CDMA carrier, so you can't unlock their phones.

    More info here:

    What are Unlocked Cell Phones?
    07-24-08 09:53 AM
  4. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    Yep, the above posters are correct. GSM devices (SIM card) can be unlocked. However, CDMA devices do not work the same. Sorry. BTW, welcome to CB.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-24-08 09:56 AM
  5. gdasilva16's Avatar
    unlocked means if you have an at&t phone, and you leave at&t and decide to go t-mobile for example, you can insert a t-mobile sim card on your at&t phone.
    07-24-08 11:23 AM