Originally Posted by kpbuck
after a futile attempt to get an 8700 from ATT i resorted to calling the village idiots over on the C side, they promptly (well nothing really happens promptly over there) informed me that my ATT sim would not work in their equipment and i would have to migrate if i wanted new equipment (not on a bet, not if they were tha last carrier on the planet, not to worry about that, not with their business retention policies and customer service, oops an oxymoron) anyhow i paid full boat without migration and new contract. popped my ATT sim card into the 8700c and voila! data phone, works like a champ. so there you have it ATT customers....
They can get you an 8700c with Cingular Blue (AT&T), it is in their equipment book. You will get the "you much migrate to get this equipment" message from a number of C people who answer the phone, so you have to keep calling back until you get a Cingular-Blue individual who knows what they are diong. I got mine at a good price, AT&T service, no contract, no Cingular bull.
I should add that the Cingular Blue people I have talked to when I called have always been courteous, helpful, and knowledgable -- and always apologise for any mis-information I had received!