September 21, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
Those considering picking up a Sprint branded HTC Hero that are also looking to avoid a nasty contract may want to head on over to Best Buy. Of course, if you are falling into that category then you may want to prepare by bulking your wallet up before hand, because as is the case with unlocked phones it is not cheap.
You can expect to pay $599.99, but remember while that may be expensive you are also not tied to Sprint for two-years. Unfortunately, you will still be required to have Sprint service along with a data plan to actually use it. Personally, an unlocked phone is a nice option, but I have found that selling a device will often pay for any ETF should you decide to cancel within your contract.
Either way, it is still nice to have the option for unlocked devices. As of now, the Hero is still listed as Coming Soon, which means you still have a little time to fill up your wallet before making a purchase.
Product [Best Buy]