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SpeakOut Wireless Locked?

Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by steveu452, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. steveu452

    steveu452 New Member

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    I got the SpeakOut Wireless plan from 7-11 recently, with a Nokia 3595 handset. I've had no problem with it (other than no roaming and no coverage in VT), but I can see the possibility of needing to get a post-pay family plan at some point in the future.

    Does anyone know if this handset is locked? If I decided to stay with Cingular, would it matter? If I switch to another GSM carrier, such as T-Mobile, would they generally be able to unlock the phone and switch it to their network?

    Thanks for any info you can provide.

    --- Steve
     
  2. budney

    budney Resident Headbanger
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    I am pretty sure all SpeakOut phones are unlocked. The 1100 I got in Las Vegas was unlocked. If it isn't Nokia phones are free & easy to unlock.
     
  3. dmarkson

    dmarkson New England Wireless Guru
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    Yeah, they should all be unlocked.

    The problem is that the only GSM prepay that works in VT is Tracfone, which roams on Unicel. Cingular and T-Mobile do not roam, making them paperweights in 99% of VT. SpeakOut supposedly used to roam, but no more. SpeakOut is also charging $1.25/month fee now, which will make mine expire in a couple weeks.
     
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