With the announcement and all the excitement around BB10, it got me reminiscing of the good ol' days. I remember thinking, "doesn't matter which carrier gets it, because I'm going to buy it and get it unlocked."
Now, obviously not much can be said about the BB10 capability, but I hope RIM realizes/remembers that one of its selling points was that it was easily unlockable for world-use…a fully functional and upgradable unlock…unlike the iPhone's software unlock which couldn't be updated to the next OS. Weak.
So RIM, please keep up the great momentum, but also do not forget the little things, like easily unlocked so I can buy mine from any carrier and use it ASAP!
BlackBerry by Choice.
- 11-30-12, 03:44 PM #3
So, yes, RIM should take care of both these issues.
1. SIM unlock should be easy.
2. PIN locking should NOT be there in the first place. But if it is there, it should not require calling the carrier. Just authenticate with your BB ID and switch SIM cards or something along those lines.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-01-12, 01:41 AM #6
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- 12-01-12, 11:08 AM #9
Hmm.. I see. Okay, let me explain:
BlackBerry service is tied to BIS and/or BES accounts. Usually, when you unlock your phone, you can insert another carieer's sim card. But with BlackBerry's, unlocking of a phone will just allow you to insert somebody else's SIM card and make phone-calls. But it won't release you from your BIS/BES account. So, you'd have to call your (old) carrier and ask them to release your PIN. And then you'd call your new carrier and ask them to create a BIS account for you. Then you'd configure it etc. and your data would start working.
It appears that with BB OS 6/7 things have changed a bit. Now, email setup works with BlackBerry id. Maybe somebody more knowledgeable can explain these changes with PIN release procedure vs. BB ID in new OS 6/7?
By the way, there are a few other threads that are discussing similar BIS/PIN locking issues. For eg:
Removing BIS account
Just deactivated my BB Service, Have one question
http://forums.crackberry.com/general...e-pins-693677/ (this guy mentions "I've read hundreds of threads where people have to get the carrier to release PINs before you change SIM cards")
- 12-01-12, 02:52 PM #10
- 01-20-13, 11:26 AM #12
Don't know if its possible to post links to other sites here, but I've been reading and seeing a lot of shared links. I don't post often either...! But N4BB confirmed that they will support the unlocking of BB10 devices as they claim it should be similar to the 4G LTE Playbook.
Take a look here: BlackBerry Z10 and X10 Unlock Codes - N4BB
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