I just purchased a V600 over the counter from Cingular. I asked the tech if the phone was unlocked and he said that Cingular locks their phones. I read somewhere on this forum that Cingular hasn't been locking their GSM phones. I do have a friend that has GSM service under a different carrier but I won't see him until next week. I was going to borrow his SIM card and try it in my phone just to see if it is really locked. My questions are - am I going to find that my phone is already unlocked and the tech was just feeding me BS. If I do find the phone locked can someone point me to a service that will unlock it for me? I can understand locking a phone if it was purchased at a reduced priced with a contract, but having it locked on a full price purchase pisses me off. Thanks!