Unlocking phones..? Give me the key!
February 18, 2007 7:02 PM Subscribe
Help me find a Sony Ericsson K790a or K550i and figure out how unlocked phones work with US service providers, pretty please!
posted by Asherah to technology (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My Cingular contract expiration is fast approaching and I would like to acquire a decent quality camera phone. A bit of research has directed me to the SE K790a and K550i, however they are not offered with any of the major US wireless providers. I've found a few on eBay that are advertised as unlocked, but is there a better way to get my hands on one? I've always thought of purchasing cell phones via eBay as a bit more risky than other products...yay or nay?
Before I purchase, do I need to contact Cingular or other service providers to see if either of them will work with their services? How does one do this unlocked phone thing exactly? I've always picked up whatever they offered in their usual lineup, and now I'm finding they're crap for photography. Any cellphone gurus out there to guide my way? Other 2mp+ camera phone reviews appreciated if anyone has additional model suggestions! Thanks all!