I think that "Some devices they don't sell are blocked from using the prepaid data service." would mean that those phones are locked by definition.
Cary On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Kyle Banerjee <baner...@uoregon.edu> wrote: > On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:50 PM, KREYCHE, MICHAEL <mkrey...@kent.edu> wrote: > >> I meant "phone purchased from T-Mobile." Some devices they don't sell are >> blocked from using the prepaid data service. >> > > Meaning an unlocked phone can be used for calls but not data? Weird. > > You should be able to use data on a properly unlocked phone. If you > couldn't do that, you'd think that the people who root their phones and > drop in a new ROM wouldn't be able to use service. > > I love TMO, but I wouldn't just go for the cheapest service. Check the > frequencies that your phone handles and of the carrier you plan to use. > Edge speeds really suck, particularly if you're tethering, and it's worth > dropping a bit more coin for something that actually works. > > kyle -- Cary Gordon The Cherry Hill Company http://chillco.com