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How do i tell if my N1 is unlocked

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shaughnessy, May 6, 2011.

  1. Shaughnessy

    Shaughnessy Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys, I'm trying to sell my Nexus One on eBay, and I keep getting asked if it's unlocked. I bought it when it first came out directly from Google, so how do I tell if it's unlocked?

    Also, wtf does "unlocked" mean?
     

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  2. landovr

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    Unlocked means that it will work with any compatible carrier. Not locked to one specific carrier.
     
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    They are referring to a carrier lock where the phone would require a code to use a sim from a different carrier than the one you bought it through. Since you bought the N1 from Google, it is unlocked. Be sure to specify which one you have ... T-mobile and AT&T have different 3G bands and you can't use one on the other's network for 3G data.
     
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