12-01-2009, 06:24 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
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All Carriers Brand their phones. (only a few phones have exceptions)
You can get SIM FREE UNBRANDED phones from places like amazon, and other online "unlocked phones" sites.
RIM (and other phone manufacturers) make SIM FREE phones, which come with no branding, and are unlocked, because they know people will want to buy them, sell them on or use them etc.
For example, Nokia do SIM FREE UNBRANDED phones and you can buy from them direct. RIM however, don't allow to buy from direct, but do do SIM FREE phones which they allow other companies to sell.
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