Locked or Unlocked Hero?


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  1. toppoff

    toppoff New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm about to join the Android party.

    I've decided on the HTC Hero. My only choice is whether to get an unlocked model on Vodafone from mobiles.co.uk or a T-Mobile G2 from buymobilephones.net

    Ignoring the usual about network preferences and coverage (Tmob appears to have better coverage than Vodafone at home - but I've got wi-fi) is there any benefit of one over the other?

    Many Thanks,

    Ade.
     

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  2. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

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    I've heard a lot of complaints about T-mobiles custom ROM but I do like the look of the black G2. I'd go for stock if I was you.
     
  3. ajrr1

    ajrr1 Active Member

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    My hero was from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk . It's the white one (which I think looks much nicer than the T-Mobile version - personal preference of course!).
    I would definitely get it unlocked, you won't get T-Mobiles bloatware on it, and you'll get new ROMs faster from HTC website, rather than waiting for T-Mobile/Orange to customise / mess it up!

    Also, not sure if your deal is the same, but I'm not tied in to a 500mb per month data limit, and have excellent signal strength and average 3G download speed of 1.5mb, I'm very impressed with Vodafone to be honest.
     
  4. premiump

    premiump Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I bought my Hero from mobiles.co.uk on Orange and it came unlocked. Its the mocha one.
    Advantages:

    • better resale value when the time comes
    • Future HTC updates will just work (not carrier-specific)
    • You don't get all the carrier sh#te that you don't want anyway
    Thrilled with mine :D

    If you get the option, I'd go unlocked every time!
     

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