I am sure I have asked this question before, but I am totally confused. How does the mobile phone market work in the US?
Here in the UK it is pretty simple. You walk into a phone shop, pick you phone, tell the guy what network you want, and how much a month you want to pay and then walk out the shop with your shiny new phone.
I dont understand none of the mumbo-jumbo that the US people blabber on about so can someone explain it to me
Jason, thats crazy. In the UK (baring any branded phones – like specifically made by the network itself) all phones are cross compatible with any network. They are however, usually locked onto a single network, but all networks usually carry all phone models.
Putting that to one side, you can even get the phone unlocked and put in any simcard from any network you choose. You can even buy phones already unlocked and then take out a sim only deal (which just gives you the simcard).
So basically (with the exception of network branded phones and ‘3 Mobile”) all phones work on all networks.