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by apostasy / June 17, 2013 2:28 PM PDT

I have a question that's similar to the recent unlocked phone thread, except I'm wondering specifically about whether I can move my sim card from an HTC One to BlackBerry z10. My company offers a limited number of handsets and I have the HTC One right now through them (granted, a pretty cool phone) but I really like the z10, so I'd like to be able to drop my HTC One's SIM card into the z10 and at least try one out for a few weeks (probably buy one on eBay). Our carrier is AT&T.

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by Pepe7 / June 18, 2013 12:13 AM PDT

Your ATT SIM card can move over as needed, immediately.

Hardware wise, I agree- the Z10 is pretty cool ;). I tested one out a few weeks ago in an ATT store. Good quality rig. In the long term though (read, over a two year contract when you get time to play with your device thoroughly), you might want to put yourself in a better position app-wise. Android is the horse to beat vs BB OS. And the HTC One is impressive. Both BB & Microsoft are behind the curve- arguably, too far behind when you look at what you get inside the iOS & Android ecosystem.


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by apostasy / June 18, 2013 3:44 AM PDT
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I'm thinking I'll buy a used z10 outright from eBay so I won't have to worry about a 2-year contract.

Yea I agree the app world is a concern so I guess I'll be grateful I can fall back on my HTC One if that starts to bother me (but also had fun finding android apps I could sideload, although I was having to occassional reboot to keep them working). I agree too that the z10 is nice, even more than the hardware (a very faster browser) it was the design details that I really like--the way you move between screens, the way the bb apps work, the fonts and keyboard. A really nice phone. I just hope they can sell enough to keep blackberry making phones.

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Be careful buying via ebay
by Pepe7 / June 18, 2013 5:30 AM PDT
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Plenty of scams out there just to save $50. It might make sense since you can buy a subsidized one now with one year warranty. If you already know you won't be leaving ATT, why not take advantage of this fact? Very few folks IMO really need unlocked phones. At the end of the two years you can unlock and sell if needed to subsidize the next device. Food for thought anyway.

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Gotta agree......
by birdmantd Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 5:46 AM PDT

Don't forget that Craigslist can be risky as well.

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by apostasy / June 18, 2013 6:41 AM PDT
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Thanks for the tips, although I'm not looking for an unlocked phone. Just sticking to an AT&T phone.

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Look at your original subject line ;)
by Pepe7 / June 18, 2013 10:13 AM PDT
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