Motorola Explains the Truth about Unlocked Phones Michael Kwan June 28, 2016 News For the longest time, North Americans have grown accustomed to how our wireless carriers operate. You sign a two or three year contract and they give you a phone for a subsidized price. Then, you go on your merry way for 24 to 36 months before starting over again. It used to be that only a handful of savvy geeks (myself included) who would even know what unlocked phones are, let alone where to get them and how to use them. Motorola wants to clear up some misconceptions. In more recent years, unlocked phones have quickly risen in popularity. Even regular folk are picking up a OnePlus or they’re buying an unlocked iPhone directly from the Apple Store. People can shop directly through Motorola and take advantage of the Moto Maker utility to personalize one of Moto’s unlocked phones too. However, The thing is that a lot of people are still confused over the whole thing. The infographic below clears up some of these misunderstandings. Did you know that some 23% of those polled thought unlocked phones were just phones that do not have a lock screen password? About 20% also assumed that unlocked phones have to be expensive, but that’s not necessarily the case either. While the Moto G4 Plus isn’t terribly cheap in Canada, you can get an unlocked model in the US started at $249. The regular Moto G4 is only $199. Both of those should start shipping July 12. Via Motorola Blog Share This With The World!