1. jader2012's Avatar
    hello,
    i am new to bb and am wanting to know what unlocking your phone means or why someone would need to?


    thanks
    01-26-10 05:39 PM
  2. pltaylor's Avatar
    Eliminate Roaming Fees — Roaming charges can drastically increase your base mobile phone bill every month. These roaming charges are based on either your current cell phone contract or the limits of service areas that your provider offers. Unlocking your mobile phone can eliminate roaming fees by allowing you to change the SIM to lower priced networks or local networks when traveling

    Increase Resale Value — When you decide to upgrade to a new phone, it also time to sell your old one. Unlocked mobile phones are easier to sell up to 300% more valuable than a locked one because they are compatible with more networks, which means there will be more potential buyers for your phone.

    Use Any SIM on Any GSM Network — With an unlocked mobile phone you can change carriers without buying a new phone. This means you can take advantage of the best service package for your current needs. Then if your needs change, you can change providers.

    Save with Local Rates — An unlocked mobile phone allows you to take advantage of cheaper rates from rival networks as well as attain an ability to use local service providers while abroad. This will drastically cut down on your tariffs for text messaging and calls home.

    Global Connections — Unlocking your phone may also enable dual, tri or even quad band functionality on your mobile handset. This means that your cell phone will be usable in even more countries around the globe as well as being a more valuable resale item. There is no longer any reason to own more than one cell phone handset.

    Dual SIM Adaptors — When your phone is unlocked, there is the possibility of applying a dual SIM adapter, which allows your to have two SIM cards in the same handset. This makes your cell phone a much more versatile tool, for example you can separate work and leisure calls. Switching SIM cards can become as easy as turning your cell phone off and on again. You are in complete control of your mobile phone!

    Expanded Service Area — Being free of any provider restrictions allows you to increase your areas of service without roaming charges.
    01-26-10 05:41 PM
  3. wojotiger's Avatar
    ^^^very nice breakdown! these are the reasons I am happy about winning an unlock code
    01-26-10 05:55 PM
  4. TheRemoteUnlockercom's Avatar
    That has to be one of the most indepth explanations I've seen in a long time!

    Let us know if you have any other questions about getting your phone unlocked!
    01-26-10 08:34 PM
  5. drudawg85's Avatar
    I have a boostberry 8350i with a I.T. lock on it. Have tried many times to remove it. But have givin up. Question is. If i get an unlocked blackberry. would it have to have come from a sprint or nextel provider for the push to talk feature to work?
    01-28-10 05:17 AM
  6. eds817's Avatar
    Use Any SIM on Any GSM Network With an unlocked mobile phone you can change carriers without buying a new phone. This means you can take advantage of the best service package for your current needs. Then if your needs change, you can change providers.

    Dual SIM Adapters When your phone is unlocked, there is the possibility of applying a dual SIM adapter, which allows your to have two SIM cards in the same handset. This makes your cell phone a much more versatile tool, for example you can separate work and leisure calls. Switching SIM cards can become as easy as turning your cell phone off and on again. You are in complete control of your mobile phone!
    A couple of weeks ago I called T-Mobile requesting an unlock code and received it via email less than 24 hours later. Unlocking was very easy to do. Once it was done I took my wifes SIM card from her AT&T phone and it worked.

    Anyone ever use a SIM adapter? If so do they work OK?

    One thing that did happen to me after I took my wifes SIM card out and put mine back in. I had to wipe the device in order to use Mobile Backup. I'm not sure if this is a BB thing or T-Mobile.

    Also, what kind of costs are there is you travel to another part of the US or around the world and want a SIM card to use on a temporary basis?
    01-28-10 06:46 AM
  7. jlb21's Avatar
    Also figure in that on many foreign sim/networks, you may not be able to get data. Thus you might need to switch back to your SIM to get data.

    For some folks, it might be logistically easier to get a prorated week/two/whatever while you are away on your provider's global plan which would include phone and data.

    That being said, I too am glad I won an unlock code here. If nothing else, it perhaps gives me some resale value on my Tour.
    01-28-10 08:40 AM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    Moving to BB Unlocking
    01-28-10 08:41 AM
  9. CellUnlock.net's Avatar
    Eliminate Roaming Fees Roaming charges can drastically increase your base mobile phone bill every month. These roaming charges are based on either your current cell phone contract or the limits of service areas that your provider offers. Unlocking your mobile phone can eliminate roaming fees by allowing you to change the SIM to lower priced networks or local networks when traveling

    Increase Resale Value When you decide to upgrade to a new phone, it also time to sell your old one. Unlocked mobile phones are easier to sell up to 300% more valuable than a locked one because they are compatible with more networks, which means there will be more potential buyers for your phone.

    Use Any SIM on Any GSM Network With an unlocked mobile phone you can change carriers without buying a new phone. This means you can take advantage of the best service package for your current needs. Then if your needs change, you can change providers.

    Save with Local Rates An unlocked mobile phone allows you to take advantage of cheaper rates from rival networks as well as attain an ability to use local service providers while abroad. This will drastically cut down on your tariffs for text messaging and calls home.

    Global Connections Unlocking your phone may also enable dual, tri or even quad band functionality on your mobile handset. This means that your cell phone will be usable in even more countries around the globe as well as being a more valuable resale item. There is no longer any reason to own more than one cell phone handset.

    Dual SIM Adaptors When your phone is unlocked, there is the possibility of applying a dual SIM adapter, which allows your to have two SIM cards in the same handset. This makes your cell phone a much more versatile tool, for example you can separate work and leisure calls. Switching SIM cards can become as easy as turning your cell phone off and on again. You are in complete control of your mobile phone!

    Expanded Service Area Being free of any provider restrictions allows you to increase your areas of service without roaming charges.
    Very nice! You should have this Stickied
    01-28-10 09:22 AM
  10. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    Eliminate Roaming Fees Roaming charges can drastically increase your base mobile phone bill every month. These roaming charges are based on either your current cell phone contract or the limits of service areas that your provider offers. Unlocking your mobile phone can eliminate roaming fees by allowing you to change the SIM to lower priced networks or local networks when traveling

    Increase Resale Value When you decide to upgrade to a new phone, it also time to sell your old one. Unlocked mobile phones are easier to sell up to 300% more valuable than a locked one because they are compatible with more networks, which means there will be more potential buyers for your phone.

    Use Any SIM on Any GSM Network With an unlocked mobile phone you can change carriers without buying a new phone. This means you can take advantage of the best service package for your current needs. Then if your needs change, you can change providers.

    Save with Local Rates An unlocked mobile phone allows you to take advantage of cheaper rates from rival networks as well as attain an ability to use local service providers while abroad. This will drastically cut down on your tariffs for text messaging and calls home.

    Global Connections Unlocking your phone may also enable dual, tri or even quad band functionality on your mobile handset. This means that your cell phone will be usable in even more countries around the globe as well as being a more valuable resale item. There is no longer any reason to own more than one cell phone handset.

    Dual SIM Adaptors When your phone is unlocked, there is the possibility of applying a dual SIM adapter, which allows your to have two SIM cards in the same handset. This makes your cell phone a much more versatile tool, for example you can separate work and leisure calls. Switching SIM cards can become as easy as turning your cell phone off and on again. You are in complete control of your mobile phone!

    Expanded Service Area Being free of any provider restrictions allows you to increase your areas of service without roaming charges.
    That is the best explanation by far!!
    01-28-10 10:22 AM
  11. TheRemoteUnlockercom's Avatar
    *CHANT* Sticky! Sticky!
    01-29-10 09:32 AM
  12. CellUnlock.net's Avatar
    Seriously it should. Very well written.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-29-10 12:20 PM
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