Unlocked vs carrier locked phone (AT&T)
I’ve read a lot about features and benefits of buying an unlocked vs a carrier locked phone, but I’ve not found anything that quite addresses my concern.
I currently have an S7 and am still locked to AT&T. I am probably looking to stay with Samsung’s s20fe or similar but I’ve also looked at Pixel phones.
I travel and stay in some remote and mountainous areas. One of these areas has exactly one AT&T tower. I have no idea what bands/frequencies/channels they use but my S7 works well when the tower isn’t overwhelmed (tourist area/weekends).
My question is this: is an unlocked Samsung or a Google Pixel phone just as capable of receiving ‘all’ bands, channels, frequencies, etc. as an AT&T locked phone?
I’d go with whichever gave me the better overall deal, but service in this one particular area is a must for me.