1. TSOnTheDrums8892's Avatar
    Hey i have a few questions about unlocking my Storm...

    -How do i tell if my phone is already unlocked? Because i can switch my modes from "global" to GSM" or whatever....

    -Does it allow me to just insert an AT&T SIM card and be able to use it right away??

    -Does Verizon charge you to unlock?

    Thanks for any help you guys can give, i really appreciate it!
    03-15-09 03:19 PM
  2. Swift20's Avatar
    Not sure about the first question

    2.) Yes, but you will need data plan from att

    3.) No. If you have been a great customer(bills payed on time, no late payments) then they should just give it to you. Theres a thread around here, that has a number where you call.
    03-15-09 03:22 PM
  3. mithranor's Avatar
    To test it just pop in the new SIM card and see if it works... There are probably other ways as well I just don't know much about unlocking
    I am learning more about it all so that maybe one day I can go back to att without having a lot of questions myself.
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    Last edited by mithranor; 03-15-09 at 03:27 PM.
    03-15-09 03:24 PM
  4. Ultrafied's Avatar
    Options>Advanced>SIM Card.
    On top it should say - "SIM Card: Security Disabled"
    Below, you should see your id #.
    03-15-09 03:29 PM
  5. TSOnTheDrums8892's Avatar
    Alright thanks, yeah i have the number to call i just have yet to do it cause i wasnt sure if they would charge or anything.

    Say i bought like a T-Mobile pre-paid sim card, if it was unlocked, i should be able to just pop it in and go right? Same with any international, vodafone, etc.
    03-15-09 03:38 PM
  6. Swift20's Avatar
    yea, but blackberry uses an extensive amount of data, which may result in the tmobile sim not being able to be used,.
    03-15-09 03:49 PM
  7. trybyn's Avatar
    Options>Advanced>SIM Card.
    On top it should say - "SIM Card: Security Disabled"
    Below, you should see your id #.
    Is this how you tell if its unlocked?
    03-15-09 04:39 PM
  8. mithranor's Avatar
    Is this how you tell if its unlocked?
    yes..............................
    03-15-09 04:42 PM
  9. Roadrunner 88's Avatar
    If it doesn't say this, then you are still locked, correct?
    If it simply says

    ID: and a long number
    Phone number: your number

    You're still locked is this correct?
    03-16-09 02:30 PM
  10. Roadrunner 88's Avatar
    When I follow directions to unlock (from uniquephones) I get to teh MEP input screens (I guess thats what they are) and it now says.

    ID: a long number
    Personalization: blank
    SIM: disabled
    Network: active

    This appears to mean it's unlocked? yes or no?
    03-16-09 02:37 PM
  11. gtstang462002's Avatar
    If it doesn't say this, then you are still locked, correct?
    If it simply says

    ID: and a long number
    Phone number: your number

    You're still locked is this correct?
    See post above yours.
    03-16-09 02:38 PM
  12. gtstang462002's Avatar
    When I follow directions to unlock (from uniquephones) I get to teh MEP input screens (I guess thats what they are) and it now says.

    ID: a long number
    Personalization: blank
    SIM: disabled
    Network: active

    This appears to mean it's unlocked? yes or no?
    Prior to entering all of the MEP stuff the header will state SIM Card: Security Disabled if it is unlocked.
    03-16-09 02:40 PM
  13. TSOnTheDrums8892's Avatar
    Prior to entering all of the MEP stuff the header will state SIM Card: Security Disabled if it is unlocked.
    YES mine is already unlocked!

    isnt that weird though if i bought my storm directly from a verizon store on a new 2 year upgrade??

    I'm interested to see if anybodys says "enabled"
    03-16-09 03:25 PM
  14. camoko's Avatar
    Is this how you tell if its unlocked?
    I got my Storm from a VZW corp store and it says that. I didn't unlock it. Was it already unlocked by Verizon?
    03-17-09 08:08 AM
  15. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Is this how you tell if its unlocked?
    Nope.

    Options > advanced options > SIM card.

    Bring up the keyboard and type MEPD (landscape) or MEPPD (portrait)

    If it says Network: Active. It's locked. Network: Disabled unlocked.
    03-17-09 08:11 AM
  16. RLP06's Avatar
    When I follow directions to unlock (from uniquephones) I get to teh MEP input screens (I guess thats what they are) and it now says.

    ID: a long number
    Personalization: blank
    SIM: disabled
    Network: active

    This appears to mean it's unlocked? yes or no?
    No, thats locked.
    03-17-09 10:57 AM
  17. 2face-MazE's Avatar
    Nope.

    Options > advanced options > SIM card.

    Bring up the keyboard and type MEPD (landscape) or MEPPD (portrait)

    If it says Network: Active. It's locked. Network: Disabled unlocked.
    all my entries say 'UNKNOWN' ... lol
    03-17-09 11:10 AM
  18. mrl09's Avatar
    what if it is says network:inactive?
    03-17-09 05:17 PM
  19. camoko's Avatar
    Nope.

    Options > advanced options > SIM card.

    Bring up the keyboard and type MEPD (landscape) or MEPPD (portrait)

    If it says Network: Active. It's locked. Network: Disabled unlocked.
    Wrong... my sons storm says the exact same as mine. Mine is locked and his is unlocked... There's got to be another way to tell...
    03-17-09 06:06 PM
  20. njdevilfan26's Avatar
    1. not sure
    2. yes.
    3. no because they dont know
    03-17-09 06:14 PM
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