1. waltzel's Avatar
    I Have a 8830 WE with an ESN,these unlocking sites request an EMEI...
    Since Im a Newbie,whats the difference ?
    Can it be still unlocked ?
    02-27-11 12:04 AM
  2. aznlgcy's Avatar
    ESN => Electronic Serial Number used by CDMA carriers to identify the phone being used on their network

    IMEI => International Mobile Electronic Identity is used by GSM providers (SIM cards) to identify the device being used on their network, in AT&T's case their IMEI sweep scans accounts and if detects a smartphone IMEI it adds a data plan.

    Yes it can still be unlock. You should be able to find the IMEI under Options > Status
    02-27-11 12:08 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It is possible to unlock the 8830, but it will only work on overseas GSM networks. It cannot be used on North American GSM carriers' networks.
    02-27-11 12:09 AM