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I am looking at buying an 8700C from the states, which is locked to work on the Cingular network. I prefer the look of this model over my current 8700r with Rogers. Where is a good place to purchase one and once purchased, is it true that if I get it unlocked that it willonly function as a phone and not work for data services? I was told that further configuration would be required to be able to use data services and that it is a complex operation and you need software to do it.
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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.
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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?
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I'm using a t-mobile 8700g on rogers. Soon I'll be using an 8300c

They were full of it when they told you that
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