- 11-04-2011, 01:59 PM #1
Ok, so I understand that the Chevron Unlocker went live today. But I am confused about some things.
First of all, I understand that Chevron Unlocking your phone will allow you to put homebrew apps on your phone. So does that mean if you order, for example, an unlocked Titan off Amazon you will be able to install homebrew apps on it? Because I always thought and unlocked phone just meant you didn't have to be on contract with a carrier.
Secondly, how does, again for example, and unlocked HTC Titan work? How is it you don't have to be on a carrier? Do you still pay payments to any carrier?
I hope at least someone knows what I'm trying to ask.
11-04-2011, 02:02 PM #2
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no, there are two types of 'unlocks'.
one is a developer unlock, for homebrew or side app loading.
the other is a carrier unlock, to use your Focus on T-mobile, which is what I do.
You don't make any payments to a carrier if you wanted to just use it on wifi, but you won't be able to call anyone on a cell line unless you sign up for cell service. You will only pay for service, of course, not the phone (and you won't be required to sign up for Data, either).
- 11-04-2011, 03:20 PM #4
Best way to go is bite the bullet, pay the price and import your device (Titan will work on att 3G, but no 3G on T-mo, only EDGE), buy a prepay pack and insert the SIM. In the past I have used imported phones on T-Mobile with no problems and though I was already in a contract there were no changes made to my plan due to using an unlocked phone.
- 11-04-2011, 03:30 PM #5
I was on a prepaid plan on T-Mobile for a while with my HTC HD7, and a junk feature phone (my job doesn't allow cameras OR smartphones). I swapped my SIM daily.
11-05-2011, 09:35 AM #6
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- 11-05-2011, 11:43 PM #12
That's what I remember from people posting over at Treo Central.