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Unlock code? Okay, educate me...
I've only had my first blackberry, the Tour 9630, for about 4 months and I keep seeing all these articles and posts about unlock codes. I understand the point of unlocking a phone to be used on another network, but are there any benefits beyond that? And why are they so cheap? You would think unlocking a phone to get out of contracts or using another network would be expensive to get an unlock code for.
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- 11-10-2009, 10:03 AM #2There are three main reasons why you might want to unlock your phone.
- Because you want to change the wireless company you get service from in the US, and want to keep your present phone.
- You've changed to a different service provider and got a new phone, but you want to unlock your old phone so you can use it in an emergency just by swapping the SIM over if your main phone gives problems
- Because you want to travel internationally and don't want to have to pay the very expensive international rates your present wireless company would charge you while internationally roaming.
11-10-2009, 11:41 AM #3
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Actually, Verizon will unlock the phone for FREE if you meet certain terms about length of service and consistent bill paying. Just call their GLOBAL folks and ask for the code numbers - they walk you through the steps. Some folks just do it to be prepared in advance of foreign travel - no detriment to doing it.
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11-10-2009, 08:06 PM #8
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If the options menus are similar to those on the Storm, go to Options -> Advanced Options -> SIM -> type MEPD. A listing of features should appear. If next to "network" it says "inactive" the phone is unlocked.Always Handy:Storm2 Tips & Tricks >|< Learn It, Live It, Love It: Proper Upgrade/Downgrade Procedures
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- 11-10-2009, 10:13 PM #10
Nope. Disabled or Inactive next to 'Network' means you're unlocked.
Think of it this way...is your 'Network lock' active? If so, its locked
Let me know if you have any other questions!
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11-10-2009, 11:01 PM #11
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This is true, my Sprint Tour came to me unlocked. I think because they are selling it as an "international" phone, they just unlock it so not to get thousands of calls asking why their "international" phone isn't working out of the country.BB 9630 running 50v7.11 hybrid by Irtehun .... got it from wwwDOTbbhybridsDOTnet
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- 11-12-2009, 05:44 PM #14