Dell Streak

There's no official word from AT&T (yet), but it certainly appears that it is blocking the IMEI numbers of all the Dell Streaks handed out to testers in the US.  All data is blocked, and any calls are being routed back to AT&T customer service.  Some members at MoDaCo's forums claim that Dell has told them that this is all AT&T's doing, but as usual the carrier is keeping tight-lipped about the whole situation.  My gut call -- AT&T has a special plan in store for these mini-tablet phones and has disabled all existing units in preparation for launch.

Speaking of which, where the heck is the Streak?  It's been a week since the pricing and availability was announced on Dell's site (and then changed from "end of July" to "soon"), and we're all still waiting.  Throw us a bone, for goodness sake!  [MoDoCo via Engadget]

 

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AT&T blocking beta tester Dell Streaks?

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So who's sim is in these test devices?

If its the users own sim, this blockage is probably in direct violation of federal law (assuming the streak has passed FCC cert).

If its dell's Sim, or ATT's Sim, then all bets are off. They got a free phone, not free service for life.

They blocked the IMEI of the Streaks so It doesn't matter the sim. None of them not even a customers sim will work unless on another Carrier. The IMEI is blocked.
It just doesn't seem very legal to me and I don't like the sound of it.

it happened to me. when the beta testing period ended on the 23rd. i took the sim out and put my sim in from my iphone. it worked until today.