Here is how I got my 009 ordered from Motorola & working on VoiceStream:
1-Ordered Accompli 009 via Motorola Web site, $600+. Entered order pretending I was ordering for future Cingular service out of/in California (No Cingular GSM service out of Illinois, my home state. Cingular dealers for Non-GSM Cingular phones in Illinois did not even know what a phone SIM card was!). Note I had unit shipped to Illinois where I live, not to California.
2-Contacted VoiceStream agent in Illinois to get active/valid GSM SIM card with full VoiceStream service (iStream, Global Roaming,ETC). VoiceStream don't care what phone you use their SIM card in, as long as you pay for service (BTW, VoiceStream people at their '800' number have no idea what an Accompli 009 is, so don't bother calling them for specific 009 help. You will confuse them).
3-When my Accompli 009 arrived in Illinois, I just dropped in the VoiceStream SIM card purchased in Illinois, turned my 009 on, and it works fine now anywhere in the USA with full roaming where there is VoiceStream/GSM service (Voice & data confirmed in 3 other states, besides Illinois). GPRS WAP access works fine.
I saw no evidence of any Cingular "Locking" in my own 009 unit! I have seen other "locked" phones to a single carrier, so I know symptoms. This 009 I ordered & received directly from Motorola via their web site was definitely not locked to Cingular!
I hear 009 not officially certified for VoiceStream. only for Cingular. But; I have proof that at least mine works fine with it! I am sure just aout anyone else's GSM SIM card (Not Nextel's i2000 sim card..Proprietary..) would work fine in the 009.
I took a calculated risk. If the 009 had truly been locked to Cingular, I would just have returned for a full refund for whatever reason. Did not have to after all.
I can't seem to find any in Houston Texas. Is there any place in which I can get one here and be able to activate it down here too?
Just to edit my last post third paragraph i meant 2 say if your SIGNAL IS NOT STRONG. Don't really now what these guys are talking about "unlocked Accompli's" the unlock default code is the same for all Motorola phones THE ACCOMPLI IS NO EXCEPTION. Besides i don't now any idiot that will sign up on a plan then sell a phone-what would u really pay that high de-actavation plan?! If you purchase the phone do so by knowing sombody or directly from Motorola.. there are a lot of beta (test Accompli) floating out there i.e the accompli from the remind me video (Usher) was a beta it simply was a non-working device. remember the thing is more that $700 WITHOUT SERVICE!!!
Got the Accompli009 early May.Features are off the hook! How many phones right now have there own OS?! screen is big and vivrant-lots of features for the layman/woman-however maybe not enough for the tech-geek. Internet is on GPRS trust me-the thing is as fast as a DSL line. Get it quick Motorola is not gonna make anymore after spring.. If you live in the west coast and are gonna purchase the accompli (im told the GPRS signal is stronger in the midwest/east coast so there are more people using it in the east with the exception of Cali) be prepared to drop $800 large with service with Cingular $649+tax+shipping=$714+whatever plan you get. You probably will have some difficulty setting it up if the signal is strong. It took me about a week 2 fully activate mine. truly a magnificent piece of technology-top of the line.. Just remember the Nokia 9210 is in the horizon you might wanna wait and decide then.
I'm selling a brand new platinum version of the A009 with all the accessories because I have one in radar blue.It is "unlocked" trust me I am using it on VS here in NYC.Anyone interested in purchasing it just leave me an email.
Great phone and features. Dissapointed that Outlook 2002 is not compatible (will not TrueSync correctly) yet and NO additional software is available yet. Would like to see a basic Word and Excel program.
I live in Canada & I want to buy one. Any one who sells them? Please get in touch with me.
I gotta A009 and I live in the Bay Area.
I hate Cingular because the signal sucks and i cant wait for voice stream to get approval.Also this thing tends to act a lil screwy like for example when using the phone i'll hit 3 and the screen will display 7 also it tends to lock up(crash)
inter-active look at the accompli 009. type: www.mot.com/accompli009. then select "product demo", from the web page.
check out the future accompli with video capability: www.gsmbox.com & in search box type: world congress + on the page of 1 of 17 select "special 3gsm world congress 2001" + on other page procede down to list of companies & click on motorola + select yellow pager that looks like the accompli
on e-bay.com, they are selling "unlocked" accompli 009's. how true is this. especially, when only cingular wireless have the un-locked codes ??
Where did you get your Accompli from and what service are you using and in which city?
its fantastic!!!!!! i love my accompli 009. it is the wireless device of the future!!!!!
I think its Grrrreat!!! Its the best thing since the motorola timeport. Its one of the greatest things ever invented...By the way, do u know where i can get one...plz e mail me, i'd really appreciate it...thnx.