Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. kolok's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    201 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    Default Will Z10 be carrier locked or factory unlocked?

    Noticd this was up for discussion, but buried in other threads.

    Question is does anyone know (or in the know & can say) whether the Z10 will be sold by major carriers as factory unlocked or carrier-locked as per usual with the majority of their offerings...?

    Nevermind branding, just wondering about the inter-network operability from the get-go without need to unlock...
  2. bluetroll's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,853 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,865 Global Posts
    #2  

    Default

    no way it's factory unlocked.
  3. mcmolineux's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    510 Posts
    #3  

    Default

    If you buy it from a carrier, it will be carrier locked.
  4. kolok's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    201 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #4  

    Default Re: Will Z10 be carrier locked or factory unlocked?

    awwww man...

    Darn carriers here in NA with their darn hardware restrictions and contracts. grrr.
  5. mcmolineux's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    510 Posts
    #5  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kolok View Post
    awwww man...

    Darn carriers here in NA with their darn hardware restrictions and contracts. grrr.
    Don't buy it from a carrier then, and pay full price.
  6. JIVE8900's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    37 Posts
    #6  

    Default

    Bb10 will be heavily encrypted and harder to unlock in the open market.
  7. d3ac0n's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    49 Posts
    Global Posts
    157 Global Posts
    #7  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JIVE8900 View Post
    Bb10 will be heavily encrypted and harder to unlock in the open market.
    source?
  8. ZingyTheRobot's Avatar
    CrackBerry Newbie

    Posts
    1 Posts
    Global Posts
    2 Global Posts
    #8  

    Default

    BlackBerry is in serious financial trouble and they simply do not have the financial ability to incorporate any kind of server-based locking system like the iPhone. BB have stuck to the same locking algorithm for years and I don't think they have any plans to spend money they don't have changing something that doesn't need to be changed. Think about it, the USA is by far the biggest BB customer. The recent changes to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) means it is now illegal (in the USA) to unlock any handset purchased after 01st January 2013 without the express permission of the network. So basically, this means anyone attempting to unlock any BB10 phone through a source other than the original network will be breaking the law and risking prosecution. With that in mind, why would they make BB10 phones harder to unlock?
  9. dannyd86's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    504 Posts
    Global Posts
    530 Global Posts
    #9  

    Default

    Right now we can buy an app in the appstore that will unlock any blackberry. By supplying your unlock code and quik instructions. You saying this process wont be there in BB10?

Similar Threads

  1. WTB: Rogers 9700 or Factory Unlocked 9700
    By jaimbot in forum The Marketplace - Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-20-2010, 03:03 PM
  2. WTB: Rogers 9700 or Factory Unlocked 9700
    By eakeller in forum The Marketplace - Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-31-2010, 02:19 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-07-2009, 08:15 PM
  4. Will I be billed extra or charged more?
    By Spenten in forum BlackBerry Tour 9630
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-12-2009, 01:57 PM
  5. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 11-05-2008, 12:02 PM

Posting Permissions