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Why Are Cell Phones Locked

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:58

Why do carriers lock the cell phones they sell you.

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Submitted by Admin on Sat, 03/17/2018 - 21:01

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Carriers are selling smartphones with MSRP of $599 - $799.

There would normally be a 33% - 40% markeup for the reseller of electronic equiptment. The carrier forgoes this profit and also kicks in some more subsidy in order to sell you a smart phone for a very low price of around $199.