1. jrocke0w0's Avatar
    So I was just messing around with options on my 9900 cause I was bored and it turns out that when Bell shipped me my phone back in August, they shipped me an unlocked device. Soooo needless to say, I'm pretty HAPPY today! anybody else have this happen?

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    11-10-11 09:00 PM
  2. sallenthornton's Avatar
    That's pretty cool. Maybe your original was unlocked and you never noticed. Who knows?
    11-10-11 09:17 PM
  3. ekafara's Avatar
    Mine was unlocked from the word go. I'm happy since I was going to need to unlock it to use my sim card down here in it. Now when I come back to Canada I won't need to unlock it for my sim for Bell.

    (Bought it from Optus Aus, using a Vodafone sim, have a Bell sim for Canada)
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    11-10-11 09:22 PM
  4. jrocke0w0's Avatar
    That's pretty cool. Maybe your original was unlocked and you never noticed. Who knows?
    Lol yeah. This IS the original phone they shipped 3 months ago. Just never noticed until now. Never even bothered to check

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    11-10-11 09:49 PM
  5. HankHowdy's Avatar
    I have a question.....how do you know if its unlocked?


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    11-10-11 10:40 PM
  6. BergerKing's Avatar
    I know a few people on Bell, and all of them have received unlocked Bell BlackBerrys. I dunno how common that is, but one has had at least 3 different unlocked BlackBerrys.

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    11-10-11 10:47 PM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I have a question.....how do you know if its unlocked?


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    I would like to know as well.
    11-10-11 10:48 PM
  8. LukpookieBlackberry's Avatar
    The same way that you would enter the unlock code...
    Options>device>advanced system settings>simcard> type "mepd"

    All should be shown as Disabled/inactive
    11-11-11 07:44 AM
  9. selfishreflect's Avatar
    oh ok. good to know

    for a decade and a half i just put in a sim from another carrier and if it works it's unlocked.

    thanks for the info.
    11-11-11 07:48 AM
  10. EvilmasterMMA's Avatar
    I got mine from bell, and it is also unlocked.
    11-11-11 10:16 AM
  11. HankHowdy's Avatar
    The same way that you would enter the unlock code...

    Options>device>advanced system settings>simcard> type "mepd"



    All should be shown as Disabled/inactive

    Mine says Active next to network, so I guess I am locked with my carrier?

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    11-11-11 10:57 AM
  12. Chrisy's Avatar
    Yes, VZW locks their devices. You can call VZW and they will give you the unlock code free though.
    11-11-11 10:59 AM
  13. ignites's Avatar
    mine is from Rogers and if u know anything about Rogers they will lock that phone down with a chasity belt and a three year contract so you can never leave *and yes i check it was locked*
    11-11-11 11:07 AM
  14. Brandon_oma692's Avatar
    Yes, VZW locks their devices. You can call VZW and they will give you the unlock code free though.
    After unlocking does everything still work with verizon? Unlock for trip overseas. Use a local sim while gone. Return home and put verison sim back in.

    Am I missing anything here?

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    11-11-11 02:20 PM
  15. Chrisy's Avatar
    Correct. Unlocking just allows you to use another carriers SIM.
    11-11-11 02:33 PM
  16. zanix's Avatar
    Correct. Unlocking just allows you to use another carriers SIM.
    I am guessing this can't be done with VZW Iphones?
    11-12-11 09:27 PM
  17. ekafara's Avatar
    mine is from Rogers and if u know anything about Rogers they will lock that phone down with a chasity belt and a three year contract so you can never leave *and yes i check it was locked*
    Before I came down to Australia I wanted to unlock my 9700 so I called Bell. They told me it would cost me $70. I told them I'd pass if it were that much. I then proceded to find a website to do it for much cheaper. Such a rip off from Bell.

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    11-13-11 04:21 AM
  18. Captain Scarlet's Avatar
    Correct. Unlocking just allows you to use another carriers SIM.
    Am I correct in assuming your phone is a direct purchase and not a contract? I don't understand why you would want to use another carriers SIM if you were still paying a bill to your original provider.
    11-13-11 04:31 AM
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