07-24-2013 1:41 AM
So amazon has this phone for sale:
It says it's from AT&T. If I purchase it without a service plan and pay the price for the unlocked HTC version, $599 will the HTC be unlocked when it arrives or not? Thanks!
07-25-2013 1:15 PM
I believe this would still be locked to AT&T. It would be best to buy it directly from HTC if you want the unlocked version.
07-25-2013 9:25 PM
07-26-2013 9:40 AM
Unless you specifically want HTC Sense features, I strongly suggest buying the HTC One Google Edition from the Google Play Store. It costs the same as the unlocked version and is compatible with AT&T's LTE, whereas the unlocked version is not. The Google Edition comes with stock Android, which will enable it to get prompt updates, and is fully unlocked.
07-31-2013 11:56 AM - edited 07-31-2013 11:57 AM
Purchasing the phone from Amazon, is essentially just buying it from an authorized AT&T dealer. You can buy it for the subsidized price and sign up for a 2-year service contract, or pay full retail. But its still SIM locked to AT&T.
If you need SIM unlocked, buy from HTC or Google Play Store, as previously suggested. Or from a 3rd party vendor that specialized in unlocked phones.