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Unlock the Possibilities

You don't have to buy a phone that your cellular service provider carries.

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This story appears in the February 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You don't always have to pick from the limited phone buffet offered by your cellular service provider. Consider picking up an unlocked phone that isn't tied to a particular carrier. This option mainly applies to users with a GSM carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile. CDMA providers like Nextel, and are less inclined to let you activate an unlocked phone on their networks.

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