Originally Posted by hesse00
I'm ditching my iPhone and going to the bold. I do have one question. I have been reading around the forum but i dont think i really got a clear answer. What is the difference between AT&T's Bold and an unlocked Bold?
Okay here is the low down:
1. Unlocked GSM devices can be used with other GSM carriers
2. Certain locked features like GPS can be used on other carriers that support it (some carriers make you pay a subscription fee to use the GPS)
3. Do be aware that if you like your battery life don't buy an unlocked AT&T because you will have to illegally hack it to get the 2G option. Not for the technically challenged.
4. No upgrading your OS will not lock your phone again you can use any carrier's OS as long as its is for your model.
Keep these 3 things in mind when looking for one and you should be good. There are other minor points but these are the major ones to focus on.