1. flipper11's Avatar
    Probably a stupid question to ask on here.....but can someone please explain to me what it means to "unlock" a cel phone?? Thanks
    10-29-09 12:08 PM
  2. afropoika's Avatar
    SIM lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you have the time, please read the Wikipedia article so you will understand what the lock actually is and what unlocking will do.
    10-29-09 12:13 PM
  3. flipper11's Avatar
    If you have the time, please read the Wikipedia article so you will understand what the lock actually is and what unlocking will do.
    ...thank you ..I will read in it's entirety...(told you it was a stupid question)...haha
    10-29-09 12:24 PM
  4. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    It's not stupid. It is a valid question.
    10-29-09 12:41 PM
  5. Radius's Avatar
    Even more valid is the knowledge you can search this forum or Google and find the info almost immediately.
    10-29-09 12:46 PM
  6. xraytid's Avatar
    unlocking means to have the cellphone whether cdma (no sim card) or GSM (sim card) to work on other networks

    for example:

    making a blackberry storm UNLOCKED to work on sprint network

    sometimes certain features cant be used though so thorough knowledge of the phone helps
    10-29-09 01:33 PM
  7. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    I have learned so much by being on this Crackberry site. Its very addicting!
    10-29-09 01:35 PM
  8. xraytid's Avatar
    so is crack.. hence the name CRACKberry
    10-29-09 01:36 PM
  9. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    unlocking means to have the cellphone whether cdma (no sim card) or GSM (sim card) to work on other networks

    for example:

    making a blackberry storm UNLOCKED to work on sprint network

    sometimes certain features cant be used though so thorough knowledge of the phone helps
    The only problem with that is that Sprint will not accept unlocked devices on their network. This is where it gets complicated, and confusing. For the most part, unlocking refers to GSM devices, or phones with GSM capabilites, like the Tour, Storm, etc. These can be unlocked to be used on GSM networks, like Rogers, T-Mobile, AT&T, etc. You cannot "unlock" a Verizon phone to work on Sprint, as Sprint will not accept the ESN. Verizon will not take other providers devices either. They could be flashed to work with other providers, like MetroPCS and Cricket, but that won't always work either.
    10-29-09 03:54 PM
  10. syb0rg's Avatar
    so is crack.. hence the name CRACKberry
    this post is almost "signature worthy"....
    10-29-09 04:24 PM
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