Is a prepaid cell phone an unlocked cell phone?
It depends on the phone and the carrier. Some sell unlocked phones, other sell locked phones but you can ask them to unlock it. Others are not locked per-se but may be blocked from being used on certain networks. (In the US, for example, prepaid Verizon phones cannot be used on Page Plus.)
Two year Contract expires on cingulair LG cell phone. Want to go to prepaid phone. Can I use this cell phone and buy prepaid minutes?
Yes, you can. You need to unlock your phone first - in which case you must either be out of a contract or will need to be willing to pay cancellation fees to your current cell phone provider. Once your phone is unlocked it is possible to switch to prepaid using a SIM card. Several carriers will do this for you. I switched to Straight Talk a couple of months ago, but I know that…