What exactly is meant by "unlocked"? I'm currently on a rooted Razr Maxx with a grandfathered unlimited verizon data plan. I want to get either an S4 or a Note3. I know that, in order to keep the unlimited plan, I will be paying full price for either. Since I have to pay full price anyway should I buy the "unlocked" version? Will I be able to root and use a custom recovery if I get the "unlocked" version? Thanks for any advice.