pros and cons of unlocking a phone

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    Hello all. I'm doing some research on unlocking phones. Since having mine unlocked I'm finding some issues here. Can anyone tell me what u should expect?

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    What kind of issues are you having?
     
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    Unlocked or rooted?

    Unlocked none because sim unlock just means you can put another Sim card and use it on another carrier. Must new phones are all the same phone the software determines what carrier it will work on.

    Rooting will void you warranty but just being rooted will not effect your phone. Running roms or bad software is where you will run into an issue.

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    Sorry part 1 of my issue was not being able to connect to the internet. I have that problem solved but the speed is not 4glte , which it should be. Calling my voice mail is no longer accepted on my phone so I downloaded the tmobile voice mail app in order to manage that. Although my phone and sim card do work I have an error message that won't go away indicating that it's an unknown source. I am not rooted. Software Updates are not allowed. I guess I was figuring the phone would act completely as if it was from tmobile as long as I unlocked it. Tech stuff is killing me.
     
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    I have an unlocked S4 and never had any of these issues. How did you unlock it.
     
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    I figured I would get that response lol. I went to a cell phone repair place.
     
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    Just to get information, did you unlock it to use on another network, like using a Verizon phone on T-Mobile?
     
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    I would go back to this place and have them fix these errors.
     
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    Yes correct. Transfered over to t'mobile
     
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    In the past I've seen posts where some things don't work when changing to another network. It was more Verizon to Sprint, IIRC.
     
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