Originally Posted by Perfect Storm
It'd probably be cheaper to get an 8700c housing from a site like Cellular Accessories - SonyEricsson, NEC, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sanyo and Samsung. Quality housing, keypads, LCD screens, chargers, batteries, data cables, parts
If you do get one, once it's unlocked it will function just like youer 8700r does now. See the sponsors section for some unlocking services.
That housing is a good idea. Assuming I buy the actual new phone from Cingular, however, for $340.99 U.S.D., they will provide me with the unlock code. They advise though, as do Rogers, that an unlocked phone RARELY works with data services on another network. Is this true?