When purchasing a new phone for your child’s ParentShield SIM card, the most important consideration is to ensure that it is unlocked. We explore the key differences between locked and unlocked phones, and why ParentShield is the best choice for a child’s unlocked phone.
What are Locked Phones?
Locked phones are devices that have been tied to a specific carrier or network. When you purchase a locked phone, it comes pre-configured to work only with that particular carrier’s SIM card. The primary motivation behind locking phones was to ensure customer loyalty and long-term revenue for that carrier. This can be restrictive and hinder the freedom to choose the best service provider for your needs.
For this reason Ofcom banned companies from selling locked phones from December 2021, but unfortunately, phones supplied before then remain locked until you contact them and ask them to unlock it; which they will do free of charge if it’s your old contract phone.
What are Unlocked Phones?
Unlocked phones, on the other hand, are totally open. These devices are not tied to any specific carrier or network, allowing you to use SIM cards from various carriers, both domestically and internationally. Unlocked phones provide the flexibility to switch carriers at will, and select the services that suit your needs best – such as ParentShield’s multi network SIM cards.
Choosing the Right SIM Card for Your Child’s Unlocked Phone
When it comes to selecting the perfect SIM card for your child’s unlocked phone, ParentShield is packed with all of the features that you need to make it the perfect choice. ParentShield is specifically designed to provide a safe and controlled mobile experience for children, offering a range of features that prioritise their wellbeing and your peace of mind.