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Our guide to buying sop phones sim free (sim free phones)

Thinking of picking up a new mobile phone but want to go down the sim free phones route? More and more people are finding the convenience of a sim free phone hard to beat, but you need to keep an eye out for a few things before taking the plunge. In this blog, we'll be taking you through a brief guide to buying a sim free phone.

The first thing to watch out for is to actually check the phone you intend to buy is truly sim free. The only way to test this is to put your sim card in and see if it works. To be extra safe, we recommend getting the sim card from another network too and testing that for 100% confirmation it is sim free.

Putting your sim card in and testing it yourself is also important to help establish it isn't a fake phone. There is a growing number of fake phones being sold in the UK, so it's wise to be positive you aren't being sold a dud.

Upon powering on the phone, if you see the logo of a network provider, this means your phone isn't sim free. Instead, it has likely been hacked, code unlocked or had some other form of modification done to it. If one of these mods has been performed on the phone, it's highly likely that the warranty won't be honoured.

If buying sim free, you'll likely have to pay a higher premium for the phone. So be prepared to pay in excess of what you think the phone may be worth. If you intend on bringing the phone abroad on holiday with you, then it's the best option, however you need to make sure it's a Quadband phone, as this means it will work anywhere on the globe.

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