FORUMS

Android 5.1 for the Nvidia Shield Tablet is Out!

Nvidia is quite good at delivering updates in a timely fashion. The producer of famous … more

Other than XDA (of Course), What’s Your Favorite Site That Covers Android?

There is a number of other great sites that cover … more

Introducing Voices of XDA: Have Your Ideas Heard

By far the greatest assets we have at XDA-Developers are you, the developers, the eager … more

Unofficial Xposed For Lollipop Touchwiz With Flashable Zip

XDA Recognized Developer arter97 has released an unofficial build … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

Best place to buy unlocked

30th August 2014, 02:16 PM |#1  
webdevoman's Avatar
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
More
Hey all,

I'm looking to buy this non contract to use with my Tmob $30 5gig plan.

I was looking for the best price and was wondering if it would be possible to get a better deal buying this outright from a carrier and unlocking it myself or if I should get it somewhere else, amazon or something.

I'm also confused by the models as I believe I've seen some with 3 gigs of ram and some with less. I would like to get the best model available, most ram and storage.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Rich

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Free mobile app
 
 
30th August 2014, 04:03 PM |#2  
Junior Member
Flag New York
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
I bought mine from www.blackwireless.com and got within 2 days. Phone is international unlocked version without bloatware.
30th August 2014, 08:14 PM |#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 144
 
More
That international unlocked version still has a locked boot loader. Also, this is the 16gig, 2gig ram version - not the 32gig, 3gig ram version. Plus it costs $649 for that version without the SquareTrade warranty.

If I were you I would try to get a 32gig/3gig model from T-Mobile because that is the only one without a locked bootloader. I think the full price from T-Mobile is similar or a bit cheaper even, and that phone will run with about any GSM sim chip just by plugging it in and maybe changing the APN.
31st August 2014, 02:47 AM |#4  
webdevoman's Avatar
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
More
Cool. Thanks guys

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Free mobile app
31st August 2014, 02:56 AM |#5  
webdevoman's Avatar
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
More
Wow! Your right! Only $598! I've seen that model for over $700!

I think I'm going to wait a little bit if I can though but not sure. I may just grab this. I don't think I should have an issue using my T-Mobile off contract Sim.

Thanks

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Free mobile app
31st August 2014, 03:50 AM |#6  
DroidApprentice's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 80
 
More
You also will not get any wifi calling if you buy a non T-mobile phone, and that's an important feature IMO that's impossible to add layer.
31st August 2014, 06:24 AM |#7  
webdevoman's Avatar
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 3
 
More
WiFi calling! Cool! Don't have that with the nexus 4!

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Free mobile app
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes