I'm looking at getting one of these, but I have a few problems, considering I'd want to flash it to Cricket. I live in the Oklahoma City area, which is apparently a "tri-band" area, but no one at Cricket seems to be able to tell me (or even understand the question) what frequency bands are needed in their tri-band areas.

1) Does the Photon Q even support all the frequencies required for Cricket's tri-band service areas?
2) Has ANYONE actually gotten the Photon Q flashed to Cricket, to where ALL Cricket's features can be accessed? (voice, SMS, MMS, 3G, new 4G)
3) Is unlocking the bootloader required to do this, and if not, exactly what DOES require unlocking the bootloader? Anything other than installing custom ROMs?