Can an unlocked phone access the internet?

If I were to take my SIM card out of my Cingular phone and place it in an unlocked phone, such as a PDA phone, would that new phone be able to access the internet, even if my current plan does not have internet access included?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Simple answer. No.

    Accessing the internet requires first of all, a phone or a smartphone or PDA that can connect to the internet via a variety of ways.

    You sound like you are hoping to access the internet via the wireless phone's carrier network. In that circumstance, you will need to first subscribe to the carrier's GPRS or data service. Or at least have it activated. By default, it isn't.

    If you wish to access the internet wirelessly using the carrier's GPRS service, you have to first have that enabled on your account (there's no such thing as a "free lunch"). Once enabled, then, you can access the internet. And the carrier will charge you depending on either a monthly plan of a certain usage limit, or based on the data you have used.

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  • 4 years ago

    Hi S sure you could get the telephone unlocked however please undergo this in intellect in case you buy a manufacturer new cell & liberate it yourself then this might invalidate the guarantee on the cell so if the mobile had to return to o2 for restore & its found the phones unlocked then any repairs might be all the way down to you as its checked out as the telephones been tampered with ! However when you do buy the cell from o2 & unlock it just go to the sony ericsson website & get the settings from there for the web & mms you should recieve 2 text messages 1 for mms & the other for the internet it's going to say something like install settings now just click on yes & the brand new settings will likely be installed in the cellphone & all equipped to be used ! A further thing i could propose is seem at purchasing a sim free x10 that is already open to all networks also recognize as generically unlocked that manner you wont have got to mess about getting the cell unlocked ! But you're going to still ought to get the settings from the sony internet site ... Hope this has been of some use to you ... Sly

  • 4 years ago

    Hi S sure you would get the cellphone unlocked however please undergo this in brain if you purchase a cutting-edge cellphone & release it your self then this would invalidate the guarantee at the cellphone so if the cellphone had to return to o2 for fix & its determined the telephones unlocked then any maintenance would be all the way down to you as its checked out because the telephones been tampered with ! however when you do purchase the cellphone from o2 & release it simply cross to the sony ericsson internet site & get the settings from there for the web & mms you must recieve two textual content messages a million for mms & the opposite for the web it's going to say whatever like set up settings now simply click on on sure & the brand new settings shall be mounted within the cellphone & all in a position to be used ! an additional factor i would recommend is appear at shopping a sim loose x10 that's already open to all networks additionally recognize as generically unlocked that method you wont have got to mess approximately getting the cellphone unlocked ! however you'll nonetheless have got to get the settings from the sony internet site ... wish this has been of a few use to you ... sly

  • 1 decade ago

    No. The internet is an additional data service that your account has to pay for. Just because the phone has a web browser, doesn't automatically turn on that service.

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  • Anry
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You can't, Sorry.

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