My trusty old SGH-E770 was getting old, so I went looking for a replacement. Such a good design should surely have a modern variant? Well, no. In Samsung's current lineup there's nothing that can do all the same things the E770 could.
Oh, wait, there's the Rugby line, rugged and close enough in spec. Yay! Okay, let's order an unlocked one from eGulf!
Umm, ok, it has an AT&T logo on it. Whatever. The software is also full of AT&T only services. Who needs them anyway. Wait, I can only use certain hardware features if it's logged into AT&Ts servers? FLASH THAT ****. My choices? Two Canadian provider branded flashes with most of the same problems.
So my point is: the problem isn't just the locking, it's the whole software.