So, I have always had several cell phones that I can just switch around at will. The bonus of having a phone that acted like a slick little Garmin GPS was good too. But... in the case of the US, T-Mobile based Garmin A50, aka the Garminfone, it seems like a huge mistake.
In a nutshell,the Garminfone is locked to T-Mobile's network, and no one seems to know how to unlock it. My Garminfone is now a brick, because I was using its sim card in an Iphone, when I switched the card back, the Garminfone locked up tightly and won't work anymore. Even a brand new T-Mobile sim that is properly registered won't reactivate the phone.
Why let you all know? Well, I recommend having a Garmin GPS for GPS, and a regular cell phone, unlocked, for your phone! No mixing of technologies that probably should not be mixed. In my case, I just poopped a new SIM in my Nuvifone, which is an unlocked Garmin Windows Mobile phone, and it is working fine. But my expensive and shiny android Garminfone is useless.
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