What is a Prepaid Cell Phone?A prepaid cell phone (also commonly referred to as pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-talk, pay and go, prepaid wireless, or prepay) is a phone for which credit is purchased in advance of service use. The purchased credit is used to pay for phone services at the point the service is accessed or consumed.
What is an Unlocked Cell Phone?An unlocked cell phone is one that is not tied into a certain carrier's network: It will work with more than one service provider. Most cell phones and smartphones are tied—or locked—to a certain cellular carrier, such as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T, or Sprint. Even if you don't actually buy the phone from the carrier, the phone is still tied to a carrier.
Choosing the right Cell Phone Accessories:
Staples carries a wide variety of Cell Phone Accessories ranging from Cases and Screen Protectors, to Chargers, Adapters and Bluetooth Headsets for all major brands of Cell Phones including Apple®, Samsung®, Blackberry®, Motorola®, HTC®, LG®, Nokia® and more.
Cases and Screen Protectors: A cell phone case will protect your phone from accidental drops while a screen protector will prevent your screen from becoming damaged from scratches.
Chargers and Adapters: There are many types of Cell Phone Chargers. There are Wall Chargers, which plug into a wall outlet to charge your phone. There are Travel Chargers, which plug into your car lighter to charge your phone. And there are Rechargeable Battery Packs, which allow you to charge you cell phone wherever you are.
Bluetooth Headsets: A Bluetooth Headset syncs to your phone wirelessly and allows you to have your conversation hands-free through the headset instead of holding your phone up to your ear. This is idea for in the car or on the go.