What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not tied to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. All unlocked phones work on carriers that use GSM networks. Popular carriers in the US include AT&T, T-Mobile, Tracfone, Cricket and Metro PCS.
Upon selecting a carrier and plan, simply insert the carriers SIM card into the phone and you’re ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers later or want to take an international trip, it’s as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
Why buy an unlocked phone?
Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier
Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It’s as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Which phone carriers are compatible with the Cat® phones?
Cat phones are compatible with GSM carriers only. GSM is one for the major cellular networks used in the US and internationally. In the US, the major GSM carriers are AT&T and T-Mobile.
Verizon, Sprint and U.S. Cellular use CDMA and are not compatible with Cat phones. If you are unsure whether your Cat phone is compatible with your current carrier and network, then please check with your carrier.
Where do I find information about the phone plans?
Carrier Networks like AT&T, T-Mobile and various pre-paid carriers have several plans to choose from. Please call your carrier of choice.
What is a GSM phone carrier? And what is the difference between GSM and CDMA?
GSM is the type of wireless network used in the U.S. by AT&T, T-Mobile, and various prepaid carriers. CDMA is the type of wireless network used by Verizon, Sprint, and some prepaid carriers. Internationally, most carriers also use GSM, but in both the U.S. and internationally, different carriers use different bands within the available radio frequencies. This is noted in megahertz (MHz), and common bands include 800, 850, and 1900 MHz. This is important if you plan to use your phone internationally because different bands are used in different regions of the world. If you’re not sure, check the specs on catphones.com or contact your carrier.
What is a SIM card?
A SIM card, also known as a subscriber identity module, is a smart card that stores data for GSM cellular telephone subscribers. Such data includes user identity, location and phone number, network authorization data, personal security keys, contact lists and stored text messages.
Can the Cat phone be used internationally?
Yes, take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It’s as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
How Do I activate my Cat phone?
The first thing you’ll need to do is check your carrier is GSM compatible. In the US, the major GSM carriers are AT&T and T-Mobile, whereas Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular use CDMA network technology and the Cat phone is not compatible with these networks. Cat phones are GSM compatible only.
Once you’ve confirmed your phone is compatible, all you need to do is insert the nano-SIM provided by your carrier into the SIM tray, follow the on-screen instructions and you’re ready to go.
Is it Easy to Switch from iOS to Android?
If you’re an Apple iPhone user and you’re looking to switch to a Cat phone then Google takes care of all the hard work so you don’t need to worry about moving all your data, contacts, photos and messages. All you need to do is download the Google Drive for iOS App, back up your content and then log in to your new Android phone. Google will then download all your photos, calendar dates and contacts and set them up for you.
For more details, see: https://www.android.com/switch/