Unlocked iPhone 4s from Apple with Tmobile SIM
Hi all you experts . . . I am hoping you will be able to help me with my decision if to migrate from Blackberry to an iphone or android phone.
Having gone to the apple store several times enquiring about their UNLOCKED phone and how it would perform given that I am a Tmobile customer and dont have plans to switch providers. Here are the answers I got and am totally confused as to whose right and THIS coming from the Apple store . . .
1) One rep said that Apple configures their phone specific to their providers network like for Sprint, at&t and verizon. As such it can use all the features iphone has. However since there is NO such configuration for tmobile, tmobile will NOT be able to use features like MMS, Siri and other features that require a 3G bandwith.
2) Another rep said I should be able to use ALL the features of the iphone and should have no problems at all as they had several customers who were tmobile customers as well
3) Another rep said that the only complaint she got from tmobile customers was that the iphone was slow in certain things when accessing the web but other basic features it worked just fine
4) Another rep said that I should look up some forums to see how people who use the iphone 4S (since its apples first WORLD phone) with tmobile and what they have to say about it. When I asked them that if they configure their phones to suit their providers - whats the point of an unlocked phone as the biggest benefit for me to have an unlocked phone, is that when I travel anywhere in the world, I can just switch SIM cards . . . and that SIM card should include tmobile in the US as well. I said otherwise why would people bother with an unlocked phone if Apple are going to sit and configure their phones based on the providers bandwith . . . The rep had no answers for this.
So my question is this - I am simply looking for the phone to work well in terms of no dropped call, good connection, clear & loud voice when I speak and when I am hearing the other person, usage of SMS, Imessage and Whatsapp, usage of about 3-4 other applications that I use frequently. I really dont care about SIRI but I do care about MMS as I would like to be able to email my photographs straight from the iphone itself.
So in line with the above - would those people who use their iphones with Tmobile care to advise me of the pros and cons please?
Much appreciated . . . eomligutw