1. arsenalfcuk's Avatar
    Hi, if i have claimed my blackberry 8320 "stolen" on my insurance, can i still unlock it so i can use my new sim in the device??

    I bought it from a friend, however, apparently this device will never work again. is this true????
    Last edited by arsenalfcuk; 12-30-08 at 03:17 PM. Reason: Help
    12-30-08 03:07 PM
  2. 12MaNy's Avatar
    Thats a little fraudulent don't you think?
    12-30-08 03:11 PM
  3. arsenalfcuk's Avatar
    I bought it from a friend, however, apparetly this device will vnever work again. is this true????
    12-30-08 03:16 PM
  4. roeod4's Avatar
    Yep, I think that is called fraud....wait.........yep, it's fraud.
    12-30-08 03:19 PM
  5. Heresy's Avatar
    I can only assume that the pin will be deactivated. Im not sure though since I have never tried to fraudulenty rip the insurance.
    12-30-08 03:21 PM
  6. roeod4's Avatar
    Hi, if i have claimed my blackberry 8320 "stolen" on my insurance, can i still unlock it so i can use my new sim in the device??

    I bought it from a friend, however, apparently this device will never work again. is this true????
    So what your saying is that your "friend" claimed it was stolen and then sold it to you? Nice friend.

    If the phone is reported as lost or stolen then I believe you will have trouble with the ESN and the PIN which are both important for a BlackBerry to function.
    12-30-08 03:23 PM
  7. arsenalfcuk's Avatar
    Hi, i never knew it was reported stolen and he is no longer my friend. I bought this device as he moved to Saudi, i guess he knew it wouldn't work. I can operate the device but it just says "Invalid Sim" Is there a way around this?
    12-30-08 03:27 PM
  8. 12MaNy's Avatar
    Once the device is reported stolen, the only thing its good for is being thrown, kicked, punched, spit on, skipped across water or set on fire. You can also set on a golf tee and nail it with a 3 wood or throw it at people when your angry.
    12-30-08 03:30 PM
  9. jdoc77's Avatar
    ...I bought this device as he moved to Saui..
    Last I checked, there are some "unfriendlies" from those parts. Before you subject the phone to any violent shocks, I'd take it to the Airport and have it sniffed by the bomb dogs. .. It's not ticking is it?
    12-30-08 03:36 PM
  10. Heresy's Avatar
    Lol jdoc....too funny. It would aslo be great as a paperweight.
    12-30-08 03:38 PM
  11. chelseytx's Avatar
    i personally like the "drop kick it into oblivion" myself....



    or and even better idea! use it for what we used to use the old nextels for...





    A BOAT ANCHOR!!!! (this is quite fun actually.
    12-30-08 03:41 PM
  12. Law2138's Avatar
    LOL funny suggestions guys. This thread has me rollin. Really, how often is it that someone has a foreign 'friend' who sells them a high tech device and skips town? This isnt exactly a tracfone or pay as you go device.

    OP, if you're an honest person and were genuinely shafted by your 'friend', you could sell it on ebay for spare parts. Maybe you could buy a 8320 legitimately and then have spare parts if you ever need them.

    I know many people who would love to have an extra casing to paint. You might think you have been screwed, but not all is lost.
    12-30-08 03:48 PM
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