09/30/2011, 06:20 PM
Snap ! My 32Gb TP arrives next week. Paid way too much for the AT&T model when they first came on eBay, got the EU model at a more reasonable price.
I activated both on US Catalog, and waiting for my USUnlocked activation to go through (Its been 4 days already).
I will activate the TP on my US Pre3 profile to share apps.
Skype is built into EU-Pre3 (need to activate as a Messaging account, and contacts come through with sync), but is available as an app through App Catalog for AT&T model (at least on US catalog). Seemed to work OK for me.
My AT&T model was marked unlocked by seller and was. I had no issues with Optus SIM. As Hendikins noted, the 3G coverage is not as good on Optus in regional centres (I am in Numerkah for holidays, and only have Edge, whereas it was 3G when going through Shepparton).
I couldn't doctor to 2.2.3, had trouble downloading it (maybe to many people accessing ?), and when I finally did, it hung at 1% saying unable to update ! I did a full reset and went back to my original profile and it works fine now. I will redoctor when I get back to civilisation. The OTA update got me to 2.2.3, so I'm good for the time being.