Originally Posted by ffejie
The GSM radio (like that in the 8830) doesn't work on AT&T's network. Also, you'd be lugging around a CDMA radio which would be useless for AT&T. If you want the 9600 for AT&T, you should probably get a Bold - they're basically the same with slightly different dimensions. They're "sister" devices.
Incorrect. The 9600 and 9530 contain GSM radios that will work on North American carriers like at&t and T-Mobile.