[quote]Originally posted by audiopollution:
<strong>Yeah, i hear you on the 'pricing' ... the reason I buy from him is that I can get a fully unlocked world phone, without being tied to a plan. My travels take me from Canada to Europe quite often, so the ability to throw in a pre-paid SIM wherever I go, makes it a worthwhile amount to spend.</strong><hr></blockquote>
I'm still trying to figure out the whole locked/unlocked deal. I am based primarily in the US. But I travel to France and Switzerland to visit my family several times a year and would love to be able to use my phone when I'm over there. Since I wouldn't use it too much abroad, I was simply thinking about using the overseas plan of my US provider (presumably T-Mobile, which has good international coverage). Of course, getting a prepaid SIM card locally (or borrowing a relative's SIM card) would likely give me much cheaper rates, especially since I'd be making lots of local (French and Swiss) calls.
So much to learn about GSM technology...