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  1. sadi85's Avatar
    Sprint BlackBerry 8830 WE supports GSM 900 & 1800 MHz only, which is used in Asia/ Europe/ Africa/ Parts of South America. In North America GSM operators use 850 & 1900 MHz. So, even if the Sprint 8830 WE is SIM-unlocked, it won't work with AT&T/ T-Mobile USA/ Rogers or any other North American GSM operator.
    11-27-09 12:08 PM
  2. lbfe's Avatar
    .......>>>>
    Last edited by lbfe; 02-25-13 at 10:58 AM.
    11-29-09 07:49 PM
  3. BBNIGHTFIRE's Avatar
    This Is false. this blackberry does have the ability to work on US GSM companies... Sprint gave me the unlock codes for free but the phone has to be out of sprint contract. when i popped in the code it worked and I was good to go on carrier AT&T.
    12-23-09 04:48 PM
  4. jeffh's Avatar
    This Is false. this blackberry does have the ability to work on US GSM companies... Sprint gave me the unlock codes for free but the phone has to be out of sprint contract. when i popped in the code it worked and I was good to go on carrier AT&T.
    The 8830 cannot work on North American GSM frequencies. You may well have unlocked it, but you will not be able to use it on AT&T.
    12-23-09 05:00 PM
  5. BBNIGHTFIRE's Avatar
    I am using it on AT&T right now...
    12-23-09 05:24 PM
  6. BBNIGHTFIRE's Avatar
    if you go to Blackberries web site it shows support
    12-23-09 05:31 PM
  7. jeffh's Avatar
    Are you sure you are using an 8830 and not an 8820? The RIM specs say the 8830 can operate on the 900/1800 MHz GSM frequencies. Those are European GSM frequencies. The North American GSM frequencies are 850/1900 MHz.
    12-23-09 05:56 PM
  8. dfwboy's Avatar
    Ok BBNIGHTFIRE. Are you saying you have a Blackberry 8830 World Edition phone you are using with a U.S. Sim card and its working?
    02-01-10 02:20 AM
  9. dfwboy's Avatar
    If you want to use the Blackberry 8830 World Edition with another US Carrier on a CDMA network then instead of "unlocking" the phone you would "flash" the phone to another CDMA carrier. See and example of this on You Tube at this link:
    Happy hunting for a not too complicated solution.
    02-01-10 04:44 AM
  10. karmakula's Avatar
    Please help me to unlocking my Sprint blackberry 8830.

    MFG:blackberry
    Provider:sprint
    IMEI:355771.01.818550.0
    Please send me unlocking code if anyone can as soon as fast...Thanx....
    i really don't know how good this may be but it was given to me to unlock my 8830. in fear of what is said about it never being unlocked to verizon i never used it or don't know how. it's spc unlock code (642395) ONCE AGAIN I NEVER USED IT OR DON'T KNOW HOW. i also have 4 for t-mobile blackberry's also. if you decide to give it a shot let me know how it turned out but just don't blame me...
    02-18-10 11:25 PM
  11. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    All unlock codes are unique to a imei. Besides that his imei is incorrect, no 8830's end in a "0"

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-18-10 11:46 PM
  12. CellUnlock.net's Avatar
    i really don't know how good this may be but it was given to me to unlock my 8830. in fear of what is said about it never being unlocked to verizon i never used it or don't know how. it's spc unlock code (642395) ONCE AGAIN I NEVER USED IT OR DON'T KNOW HOW. i also have 4 for t-mobile blackberry's also. if you decide to give it a shot let me know how it turned out but just don't blame me...
    This code you were given looks like the MSL code and not the MEP Unlock code.
    02-19-10 12:27 PM
  13. ktyree5150's Avatar
    I have a friend that has the CDMA BB 8330 (Curve) and wants me to flash it over to MetroPCS. The question is: If i flash it over to MetroPCS or any other supported carrier (CDMA, obviously), will the Blackberry App World application still work as long as he has unlimited data?

    BTW, i have access to carrier flash packs for BB if anyone needs them. Mirrors to come!
    03-13-10 02:40 PM
  14. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    No it will not because it is a native app that requires BIS/BES Service.
    03-13-10 03:14 PM
  15. CellUnlock.net's Avatar
    I have a friend that has the CDMA BB 8330 (Curve) and wants me to flash it over to MetroPCS. The question is: If i flash it over to MetroPCS or any other supported carrier (CDMA, obviously), will the Blackberry App World application still work as long as he has unlimited data?

    BTW, i have access to carrier flash packs for BB if anyone needs them. Mirrors to come!
    Only features that will work will be Voice/SMS and Browser (which I believe is Opera or Bolt)
    03-14-10 06:10 PM
  16. luvjahlocs79's Avatar
    So someone gave me a BB 9700 and I wouldlike to use it in Jamaica How do i go about flashing the drive so it will work in that country. Its on the sprint Network so any help would be nice.

    thanks
    09-07-10 12:48 AM
  17. CellUnlock.net's Avatar
    So someone gave me a BB 9700 and I wouldlike to use it in Jamaica How do i go about flashing the drive so it will work in that country. Its on the sprint Network so any help would be nice.

    thanks
    Are you sure it's a 9700? because Sprint doesn't carry the 9700. Might be the 9650 and if so you just need to put your SIM in the phone and then go to Options/Mobile Network and change Technology to GSM/UMTS and select 2G.
    09-07-10 10:40 AM
  18. luvjahlocs79's Avatar
    Are you sure it's a 9700? because Sprint doesn't carry the 9700. Might be the 9650 and if so you just need to put your SIM in the phone and then go to Options/Mobile Network and change Technology to GSM/UMTS and select 2G.
    Okay, it s 8530, But where does the SIM card go. I all i see when i open the phone is a memory chip and the battery slot. I didn't think that Sprint used SIM cards.
    Last edited by luvjahlocs79; 09-07-10 at 02:36 PM.
    09-07-10 02:25 PM
  19. CellUnlock.net's Avatar
    Okay, it s 8530, But where does the SIM card go. I all i see when i open the phone is a memory chip and the battery slot. I didn't think that Sprint used SIM cards.
    8530 is CDMA only and can't be unlocked doesn't accepts SIM cards.
    09-07-10 06:20 PM
  20. luvjahlocs79's Avatar
    8530 is CDMA only and can't be unlocked doesn't accepts SIM cards.
    Thats what i thought. I thought that there was a way to use it with out a card in other countires. Ah well.
    09-08-10 12:03 AM
  21. blueflames24's Avatar
    ok so im in canada, i have a sprint 8530 cdma cell... it is compatible on the bell network here... i called sprint they gave the bell store some 6 digit code and now the phone had my Canadian phone number from bell.... i can call from it and receive texts but it still has the sprint software on it i have the bell software from blackberry and now i just need to know how to unlock the carrier lock to put it on the phone....
    10-27-10 07:27 AM
  22. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Unlock Instruction for Blackberry Bold 9000, 9700, 8520, 8800, BlackBerry Curve, Storm, Tour
    ***** You must have a SIM card in your phone to complete these steps ( Can be active or inactive ) *****
    1) Go to Settings Menu => and then Options
    2) Select Advanced options => and then Sim Card
    3) Type MEPD using your Blackberry keyboard (NOTE: You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing MEPD)
    4) Type MEP then [ALT BUTTON] then 2 on your Blackberry keyboard (NOTE: You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing MEP2)
    5) You should be presented with a prompt "Enter Network MEP Code".
    6) Enter the Unlock Code
    7) Press Enter (You can use the track ball as well)
    8) Device is now unlocked
    10-27-10 08:36 AM
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