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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidIsMyFirstCell, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. DroidIsMyFirstCell

    Thread Starter

    Is there any downside to unlocking an HTC Desire to go with a different provider?

    In my province Telus offers the Desire, but I might want to go with an alternative carrier. So in theory I buy a phone, pay the $15-$20 and have it unlocked. Then take it to the alternative provider and they sign me up.

    A. Is this how it would work or are there gotchas to consider?

    B. Would any features "not" work on the new provider with an HTC Desire? GPS, Tethering, etc.?

    Thx!
     


  2. RandomSanity

    RandomSanity Member

    Yes, this is how it would work. I'm using mine on Fido and so far everything has worked fine including gps and tethering. You do have to update the apn settings to get 3g working, but you can just google those for whichever provider you settle on.

    The only downside I can think of is that your updates will still come from Telus while on the new provider. There are no Telus markings on the desire at all either.
     
  3. DroidIsMyFirstCell

    Thread Starter

    Yeah the Desire is looking schweet! If I decide to go with it... I may just do Telus anyways since it uses the network of Sasktel (my other option). I'm still humming and hawing a bit over the Samsung Galaxy S so just not sure. One other perk is that I could unlock and go with Sasktel and be on a family package with wifeys new phone which will probably be a Samsung Galaxy S.
     
  4. tom_pop

    tom_pop Newbie

    The desire is a sweat phone, i carnt recomend it enough.
     

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