Best store in NYC to buy unlocked cell phone?

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  1. Brian Price

    Brian Price Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm heading to NYC in about 3 weeks. I'm looking for recommendations on a REPUTABLE store in NYC where I can buy an unlocked cell phone. I'm looking for harder to find phones not widely available in the US like the Sony/Ericsson K700 or Motorola E398. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks.

    Brian
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    Brian, if you find a K700 or an S700, please let me know!
     
  3. Eric Kahn

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    what is an "unlocked" cell phone?
    did you try Ebay?
    there are 41 sony k700's, some of which say unlocked
    there are 16 E398's, some say unlocked

    found out what unlocked meant in one of the auctions
    don't have GSM service, does me no good
    I am sticking with my old startac on verizon
    friend of mine has a GSM phone, he always sounds like he is talking in a tin can
     
  4. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Unlocked means u can use it for the service of ur choice. Most phones from carriers r locked into theri respective companies. In the Philippines, one can always get any phone unlocked for a fee of a mere P800 ($15).
    If I ever wanted a new phone right now I would rather have one of these
     
  5. Brian Price

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    I would want one of those also....too bad it's so darn expensive!
     
  6. Phil Kim

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    If you are with AT&T Wireless or Cingular (DOJ and FCC just approved Cingular's buyout of AT&T Wireless) you will want 850 MHz GSM band as well (all things being equal, 850 MHz is superior to 1900 MHz). Neither K700 nor S700 can use 850 MHz GSM band.

    Furthermore, all tri-band (850/1800/1900 MHz) and quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) phones that Cingular sell are unlocked.
     

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