My quandry from another forum:
Hate my cell phone (LG Optimus S).
Want a new one (Motorola Photon).
Not eligible for an upgrade credit and kind of tired of paying what I'm paying for Sprint anyway (taking an upgrade credit means extending the contract for 2 years).
I'm thinking of buying a Photon used, using it for the remaining time I'm with Sprint and then switching to Simple Mobile when the Sprint contract is up in a few months. (Photon is a world-phone, CDMA and GSM compatible and has a SIM card slot [Sprint is CDMA and doesn't use SIM]).
My confusion lies in the compatibility aspect. Will buying a Photon off eBay that's listed as "unlocked" (as opposed to "Sprint") work? Will it be fully-functional on SM? (I checked their website. It's not explicitly listed as an approved phone but I've read about other phones not on their list working with various levels of voice, data and texting capability.)