[kwlug-disc] android phone, anyone?

Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Fri Dec 18 07:33:38 EST 2009


On December 17, 2009 06:54:18 pm R. Brent Clements wrote:
> Apparently vendor-locked sim card phones are just that:  vendor
> locked.  The phone itself is not willing to play nice with foreign
> networks, regardless of the info on the card.   Heard a bell rep tell
> a customer that at the cost of a sale.  For the few GSM capable phones
> bell sells you seem to need to get the card thru them

There are unlocking services available worldwide for peanuts.  I unlocked my 
x950D HSDPA expresscard for $12, for example.

The illegality (IMO) of Rogers not unlocking phones that are no longer under 
contract is another rant, I'm afraid.

-A.



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