Unlocked cell phones are quite popular these days. One can wonder why do people buy them when other phones are available at ease? Reason is crystal clear. Angelo loves Pink Motorola Razr but her cellular carrier don’t offer the phone. In US, cellular carriers lock cell phones when they sell so that they can work only on their network. So, buying unlocked cell phones is an option.There is a rumor in the market that buying unlocked gsm phones is illegal. That’s not true at all. When Nokia realized that their high end N Series phones weren’t doing great with cellular carriers, they opened stores in Chicago and New York to sell unlocked phones.