I"m in the same boat, but
I've done some research and have found several phones that sound good (though they have more features than I need and won't connect with a Mac). My question is: I can get unlocked phones, but they aren't designated as T-Mobile?friendly or compatible with a prepaid account. Can I safely buy one of those, or is it going to have menus, say, from AT&T?something that some people who bought unlocked phones for a GSM SIM have noted? At T-Mobile, they want only to sell you the phones at the Website (bad reviews for the prepaid ones) or at the store (no better).
That is, can I buy any unlocked phone and use it with my T-Mobile account? Likewise, if I buy a locked GSM phone (from a reputable place) that has been well liked, and then unlock it, can I use it with T-Mobile? I went to J&R, and the people there couldn't tell me anything.
Bottom line: (1) I want to buy a GSM phone with very good or excellent sound?the one great deficiency of the old, old Moto phone I just lost, although it worked wonderfully in the UK. (2) I need to use it with my T-Mobile prepaid account. Will I be able to buy and use a phone that T-Mobile doesn't offer (already unlocked or unlocked by somebody)?
One I had in mind was the Nokia 7020. I can also get a (slightly pricy) Motorola Razr V3, but it's a little big for my hand and the very shiny keypad could be a little hard to see clearly. . . . There are others, of course, but those were two I have considered.
This may seem terribly ignorant, but I admit to my lack of experience and knowledge. Despite its lack of features and iffy sound, in places, I liked my old phone, but I'm ready for a different one. Any help you can offer would be very welcome.
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