Unlock Compatibility

Locked, Unlocked? GSM, CDMA? If you're not in the know, these terms can be confusing when trying to determine which phone you need to buy. 

Luckily, WCell is happy to help make your purchasing woes a thing of the past.

Depending on how the product is listed, use the information below to ensure you are purchasing the right phone for your network.


Fully Unlocked - This device will work on any domestic carrier. You don't have to worry about any network restrictions with this device.

GSM Unlocked - This device will work with any GSM carrier. This will usually be AT&T, T-Mobile and Cricket, but will also include smaller carriers;  ASTAC, Big Sky Mobile, Cellular One Nation, Cordova Wireless, DTC Wireless, GCI Wireless, Indigo Wireless, Pine Cellular, Plateau Wireless, Union Wireless, West Central Wireless, Rogers, Videotron Mobile, Ice Wireless

CDMA Unlocked - This Device will work with any CDMA Carrier. This will usually be Verizon, US Cellular and Sprint, but will also include smaller carriers; Alaska Communications, Appalachian Wireless, Blue Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Bravado Wireless, C Spire Wireless, Carolina West Wireless, Cellcom, Chariton Valley Wireless, Chat Mobility, Choice Wireless, Clear Talk, Copper Valley Telecom, Custer Telephone Cooperative, ETC, GCI Wireless, Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, Mid-Rivers Communications, Mobi PCS, MTA Solutions, Nemont, Nex-Tech Wireless, NorthwestCell, nTelos, Pioneer Cellular, Silver Star Communications, Sprocket Wireless, STRATA Networks, Thumb Cellular, United Wireless, Virgin Mobile USA, Bell MTS, Sogetel Mobilité


If you are unable to find your carrier on the list and are unsure which product to buy, please feel free to reach out using the Contact Us form and we can assist you in making your decision!