- 05-11-2011, 05:18 AM #4
Blackberry unlocking / network use
It's a common mistake to think that cellphone unlocking refers to making your phone cracked for free apps download, I think because of the Iphone wave many people refer "jailbreak" to unlocking and it's not the same.
Unlocking a cellphone (not only a blackberry) is simply removing the network lock from it.
When you buy a cellular device from a carrier they sell it branded to them, when you start the phone mostly you will see the carriers logo on the start-up screen and a logo print on the device it self.
Also, if you will insert a different sim card of other network carrier your device will not get any signal because it's not unlocked.
Unlocking a blackberry (or any other cell phone) will remove that branded lock and will make this phone available for use with other GSM carriers, it means that unlocked blackberry can work with other SIM cards, also it's one-time thing, once your blackberry is unlocked you can use it with all GSM networks available on the globe - simply by using their SIM card.
Unlocking is made for switching carriers without switching devices.
- 05-11-2011, 08:01 AM #5
did I get that right?
- CrackBerry Genius
05-11-2011, 10:11 AM #6
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3 REASONS TO UNLOCK YOUR BLACKBERRY
SAVE MONEY - Don't let your carrier restrict you when you travel abroad. You will save $100's on roaming fees. Having an unlocked phone gives you the ability to purchase a SIM card from the destination that you are in, making it less expensive from what your carrier charges.
FREEDOM TO CHOOSE ANY CARRIER - Not happy with your current provider? You will have the choice of going with any service provider that supports your phone. In this case, using your current unlocked BlackBerry on a new provider will avoid the hassle to purchase a new handset.
INCREASE RESALE VALUE - The value of your Blackberry will be worth a lot more and be easier to sell because it is not restricted for use with only one wireless provider - anyone will be able to use it, allowing for a wider range of prospective buyers.
07-11-2011, 08:05 PM #13
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- 10-29-2011, 02:45 PM #15
No it is a misconception that unlocking might open the path to downloading all sorts of apps for free. The only thing that unlocking will do for you is that it will unlock the network lock that has been put on your phone.