Originally Posted by dawiz
How about picking up one from a carrier?
...Sounds like the "safest" way to me!
Yes. I also considered getting one from e-Bay but A) the ESN could be listed as stolen and the carrier may not activate, B) something could be wrong with the device and you are without a warranty.
When time permits, I will go to a Verizon Wireless retail location and pick up one. I have heard nothing but good things about them, and the marriage between AT&T and I is fixing to come to an end. They changed ALL of my contract expiration dates.