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    Default Can a Sprint Bold 9930 be unlocked?

    Someone is selling me a brand new 9930 for $225, is it possible to unlock it and use an ATT or Tmobile? Thanks.
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    I believe you can not, and $230 for a 9930 is quite high.
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    The 9930 is CDMA which means it could only be unlocked from Sprint to be used on another CDMA network like Verizon. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM which won't work. And I don't think $225 is too bad for a brand new Bold 9930. I'm guessing that it is brand new never used still in box?
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    Actuall my 9930 is from sprint and i have unlocked it and used it on gsm networks in the Caribbean i dont see why it wouldn't work with gsm networks over here
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    The 9930 is a world phone. It has GSM bands in addition to the primary CDMA bands.

    Note that you will not get 3G on AT&T or TMobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    The 9930 is CDMA which means it could only be unlocked from Sprint to be used on another CDMA network like Verizon. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM which won't work. And I don't think $225 is too bad for a brand new Bold 9930. I'm guessing that it is brand new never used still in box?
    yes, it's brand new..
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    We have unlocked many sprint and verizon 9930's for use with gsm networks

    they will work with AT&T and T-Mo as well as any other gsm network in the world but on 2G speeds (EDGE)

    But I can confirm it is unlockable
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    The 9930 is CDMA which means it could only be unlocked from Sprint to be used on another CDMA network like Verizon. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM which won't work. And I don't think $225 is too bad for a brand new Bold 9930. I'm guessing that it is brand new never used still in box?
    The major CDMA networks will not carry another carrier's device on their network. The GSM side, as noted, is unlockable, but unless they changed, but only receives EDGE data in US markets.
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    Default Unlock a Sprint 9930

    go to . instructor has heavy accent and the images are not the best, BUT it works.
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    guy please how did how did you do it cus my sprint bb 9930 dosnt work on etisalat network.............
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    Sprint 9930 is a world phone, which means it operates both CDMA and GSM network, however It will operate on GSM network in Europe or other part of the world, but not in US. In US You will get only 2G/Edge. The GSM frequencies in Europe and US are different. For example T-Mobile in US operates on different MHz than T-Mobile in Europe. Which means You can take Your Bold 9930 for a trip to Europe and Use it there, but it wont work with US GSM carriers
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    2 years too late...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJes View Post
    Actuall my 9930 is from sprint and i have unlocked it and used it on gsm networks in the Caribbean i dont see why it wouldn't work with gsm networks over here
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    If you call Sprint, they'll unlock it for you as long as the ESN is clean and it's not under contract.
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    Give me the imei and prd. I'll try to get you the code.
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    Yes, as stated before and confirmed here

    We have unlocked many sprint and verizon 9930's for use with gsm networks

    they will work with AT&T and T-Mo as well as any other gsm network in the world but on 2G speeds (EDGE)

    But I can confirm it is unlockable for sure

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