Why would I use a temporary unlock rather than permanently unlocking my phone? Will be traveling to Europe from the US and will likely get a third party SIM card.
Best answer by snn555 1 August 2019, 13:23
A temporary unlock would allow you to go to Europe and use a third-party Sim but a permanent unlock is only available for paid off devices that meet other requirements as well.
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Just MHO but I always get my phones fully unlocked just as soon as possible. (My current phones are factory-unlocked.) The only possible advantage to having a SIM-locked phone is a tad more security as it makes stolen phones less valuable.
To expand upon this. A temporary unlock only lasts for a specific period of time. If you are going to Europe for 3 months or longer, I would recommend requesting the permanent unlock for the device. If you are just going for a few weeks, then the temporary unlock will be more than adequate.
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