1. octoterapus's Avatar
    Good morning all! I have been lurking on this forum as I've been lusting after a BB for a while. I just bought a Curve 8310 that is locked to AT&T, but I have T-Mobile.

    I read a lot on this forum about getting the unlock code directly from AT&T when you ARE a customer, but couldn't find much about getting it from them when you're NOT.

    Has anyone done this? What is my "reason" for getting the phone unlocked when I talk to them?

    If there's already a thread about this, please just point me in the right direction.

    Thanks! I wanna get started setting up my BB already!


    I called ATT customer service and told them that I was a previous customer and had purchased the phone while I was still a customer, and that I had been told when I bought it that I could call and get the unlock code if I changed services. The customer service rep was super polite and gave me the code over the phone, PLUS instructions on how to unlock it. 5 minutes later and it's done! Yay!
    Last edited by octoterapus; 06-04-09 at 06:14 PM. Reason: new info.
    06-04-09 12:05 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    Unless you are a customer, they will not give one to you. You will have to pay for one. A good site to get one is Cellunlock.net
    06-04-09 12:11 PM
  3. trdtrung's Avatar
    just tell them the truth, that you bought it and you want to use it for tmobile. it doesn't hurt to try
    06-04-09 01:03 PM
  4. cupcakewife's Avatar
    im a tmobile customer. i just called at&t 2 days ago, said i needed an unlock code. she asked for my account, i said i dont have one, just wanna see if i like the blackberry. she said ok, heres the code, you need a valid at&t sim card in it to unlock and youre all set. took 5 minutes. done and done.
    06-04-09 11:49 PM
  5. dictoresno's Avatar
    OP, congrats for giving it a shot and getting it. everything depends on what kinda rep you get. its always worth a shot.
    06-05-09 02:59 AM
  6. skullz's Avatar
    You can buy a code on ebay for like $4. I did it that way, and I have att....lol quoick and painless!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-05-09 07:43 AM
  7. IrocD's Avatar
    All I have to say is WOW. In all the years I sold wireless and tried to get any carrier to unlock their phone for a non-customer, I was never successful. And I even tried the truth and some less than truthful stories. I'm amazed!
    06-06-09 02:31 PM
  8. Xpimp's Avatar
    Or let another At&t customer try and unlock it for you, if you know any? Just let them put their SIM in the phone, and have them call up. Doesn't hurt to try
    06-06-09 03:27 PM