Hi all- I have searched the forums, but cannot find the answer to my question.
I am planning to buy an 'unlocked' 8100 from eBay. A current seller with a great 'Buy it Now' price and 100% feedback says the phone IS 'unlocked' BUT, for some reason, he has to do "something else" for it to be used with Cingular "BIS" and will charge $50 more.
Is this a scam? If a phone is truly 'unlocked', it should be programmable through Cingular's BlackBerry BIS setup web page, which pushes the correct 'service books' to the phone, right?
The only other issues I've read about is that if the phone is locked to a previous BES server, it won't like Cingular's SIM, but the old server data can be reset fairly simply by the user.
I just don't want to buy an 'unlocked' phone and then have to pay more to get it truly 'unlocked'!
Thanks for any and all advice.