Originally Posted by neverBB
So this is just what I was told. If it is not happening, just means being screwed by TM one more time, and the last time.
I can't see how a device not getting released on a date given to you by a rep who may or may not know in the first place is "getting screwed" but whatever. If you feel that you need to switch carriers for a device then by all means go ahead and do so. It's generally not a good idea -- especially if you're with a GSM carrier.
...and if you feel that TMO is "screwing you" with possibly incorrect information you're going to even more unhappy with AT&T. I'd hate to hear what you call their misinformation as they're really in another league IMO. Yes, they are my current carrier but coverage is my primary criteria.
Originally Posted by andrej770
The only issue with that though is that you are walking around with an expensive handset and have no replacement insurance from your carrier on it. If you lose it or break it, you have to outright buy another one. That can be expensive. Yeah they are available on eBay. But who wants to put out that much cash multiple times.
If you're with AT&T it doesn't matter as you can't get insurance from them on smartphones anyway. Plenty of people unlock and use devices in this manner...