Got a new phone. Keep it virgin and switch to AT&T or unlock again?

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What should I do?

  • Keep the phone stock and switch to AT&T!

    Votes: 14 93.3%
  • Stick with 1.0.2 and unlock it.

    Votes: 1 6.7%

  • Total voters
    15

Nikos

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Sep 14, 2007
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#1
So after the whole 1.1.1 debacle, I ended up getting a new phone today. Apple actually replaced my other one, after a few attempts. Of course I come home only to see that it's now possible to downgrade, my luck.

Anyway, I'm thinking about keeping this phone legit and switching from T-Mobile to AT&T. Not having 3rd part apps would suck, but at least I know my phone will always work.

My other option is to keep 1.0.2 and unlock it again. This time I'd play it safe and NOT be the guinea pig when a new firmware update comes out, lol.

Anyway, what do you guys think I should do? I've had T-Mobile for a few years now, and I'm quite happy with it. The ONLY place it isn't too great is in my room, of course, but it's not a big deal.

I'm pretty sure I renewed my contract, so I might have to pay a cancellation fee, unless AT&T can get that waived or the T-Mobile rep. is nice. I've been with them for over three years now.
 

ACIDMX

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Sep 27, 2007
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Honolulu
#6
from what I'm reading on this forum(which is suspect to begin with now), you can freely mod without fear, just don't unlock the phone...
Thats right because I tried to exchange my jailbreaked phone yesterday and they wouldn't they said I had third party apps and that it voided my warranty even though my phone was stuck in restore mode.
 

Lincoln

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Aug 11, 2007
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#7
Taken from my experience, don't unlock, don't mod. But, this is just my opinion and based on what happened when I used Installer. To me, having a stock phone that works 100% is better than a hacked phone that freezes or something 60% of the time.

Just my 2¢.
 

ciaran00

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Jul 21, 2007
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#9
Um, what's the cancellation fee for Tmob?

Keeping Tmob for a year lets me afford a new iPhone in a year's time. It also gives me a shiny new phone I can sell on eBay in another month or so.

Ultimately, the decision you're trying to make is about money... the iPhone costs money, the cell plan costs money.

If:
cancellation fee + present worth of extra amortized cost for having ATT + activation fee is - money you could have made with an extra phone from Tmob > than cost of iPhone
... then it's a bad idea :)

EDIT: You also need to factor in the opportunity cost of not being bonafide Apple + AT&T. You would have to dodge updates and are in danger of cancelled warranty. Consider that too!