Compare "Bring Your Own Phone" plans below. The rapid technological advancement of smartphones and cell phones in the past couple of years have made it so that even lower priced phones can be high-quality. In addition, a good smartphone can last you for a few years. Thus, sometimes it is in your best financial interest to bring your own phone to a new cell phone plan, rather than purchase a brand new phone. Many carriers offer you the option of bringing your existing phone, and simply activating it on their network with an IMEI code or by inserting a SIM card. Check out BYO phone plans below.
Before signing up for a new carrier with the intent to bring your existing phone, you will want to make sure that the carrier you are going to supports the type of phone you want to bring over. For example, if your phone is a GSM only phone, then it will only work on networks that allow for GSM phones. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM networks, and many smaller carriers, called MVNOs, use those carriers' networks, so you can bring your GSM phone to a wide variety of carriers. Even Verizon is allowing some GSM phones now. However, if you are with a major carrier (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint), then you need to make sure you unlock your phone before bringing it to another carrier.
These days, it's easy to get your carrier to unlock your current phone and move to another carrier to save money on your monthly bill. Two-year cell phone contracts are almost a thing of the past, so make sure you use Wirefly's unique tools to find the best plan for your needs in order to save money.
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