Is the subsidized N1 also unlocked?

gchild00

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Just a quick question for you guys...been debating about getting the unsub vs. the subsidized N1...just wanted to know if the subsidized version is unlock as well
 

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Yeah, both are unlocked. I remember that from the interview as well. Other sources, CNET I believe, have said both are unlocked.

Google needs to go back to marketing 101, cuz no one knows that both are unlocked and that's a big selling point.
 

inrelief

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Its' a GSM phone -- you can swap out the SIM card.
By "locked" it means you're locked in to a contract and can't bail out without an ETF.
 

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Its' a GSM phone -- you can swap out the SIM card.
By "locked" it means you're locked in to a contract and can't bail out without an ETF.

Wrong answer. Locked means that the phone will only accept SIM from the carrier it it "locked" to. You must SIM unlock a phone to use any carrier. The N1 comes SIM unlocked out of the box, both subsidized and unsubsidized.
 

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Wrong answer. Locked means that the phone will only accept SIM from the carrier it it "locked" to. You must SIM unlock a phone to use any carrier. The N1 comes SIM unlocked out of the box, both subsidized and unsubsidized.

touche.
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I moved to AT&T from T-mobile a few years ago, but traditionally, they've been the best about providing unlock codes for their locked phones for good/pay on time customers, often even under 1 year into a contract - not that they let you out of the contract. The last Treo I asked for them to unlock was via email request with no questions on my request whatsoever.
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I agree with jesseshangout. If your mobile is unlocked you can contact your service provider or try online sites. I unlocked my mobile at prounlocking.com within minutes.
 
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I have the T-Mobile n1 and actually want to go to Att since I am moving to Fairbanks Alaska and tmobile does not have service there. My unlocked tmobile n1 is pretty useless on att network as it will not use the att 3g bands. I don't want to pay for 3g and get only edge. The unlocked n1 is pointless in my opinion.