1. wonderfuljohn's Avatar
    Moved from Georgia to Alaska in March. After next Alltel bill we did an early termination, and purchased a cheap phone(in case we moved again we wouldn't experience this fee)and hooked up to ACS Alaska Communcation Service. They have just started offering Blackberry phones. I now want to hook this $300.00 paper weight ,my Pearl 8130 I am trying to get my IMEI number, but everytime I enter*#06#, I get the ACS automated line. Service has been disconnected with Alltel for 6 months. Can anyone HELP Thanks, John
    11-12-08 01:30 AM
  2. uncheels23's Avatar
    You can find your imei under options status

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-12-08 01:36 AM
  3. wonderfuljohn's Avatar
    Sorry, but there is no 15 digit number under my option status screen. I havefile free, file total, pin,ESN(dec), and ESN (hex). What next? Thanks, John
    11-12-08 03:10 AM
  4. Ultra50's Avatar
    You will find under the battery on a little sticker.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-12-08 07:58 AM
  5. wonderfuljohn's Avatar
    Sorry, What's next? On label under battery PRD and a number, IC and a number, FCC ID,BT MAC and numbers, and letters, ESN, and Pin numbers. Any other suggestions? Thanks, John
    11-12-08 10:28 PM
  6. shawn122's Avatar
    GSM phones have IMEI numbers...CDMA phones have an ESN number.

    Alltel supports CDMA phones so you will need to look for the ESN number.
    11-12-08 10:34 PM
  7. wonderfuljohn's Avatar
    Shawn, Thank You, is that why I can't seem to find any services unlocking Alltel Blackberries?
    11-13-08 12:01 AM
  8. shawn122's Avatar
    No prob :-)
    CDMA phones cannot be unlocked and are vendor specific which is why you can't find any unlocking services.
    11-13-08 11:17 AM
  9. cctraderx's Avatar
    You may want to call ACS and ask if they can put the ESN onto their system. Some CDMA carriers are able to do that.
    11-13-08 11:19 AM
  10. sniffs's Avatar
    You cant unlock CDMA, but you can ask their data tech support to hack the ESN into their system.. =P

    most likely wont happen, but always worth a try.
    11-13-08 12:57 PM
  11. gerg.the.wanderer's Avatar
    If you can find the right person in the ACS service department they can add the ESN tot he system. They added mine and the phone and SMS works on my storm. It is all about who you know (or who you can find).

    *edit* Didn't look at the date on this thread... better late than never. Searching for threads seems to be giving me a lot of old threads. I just gotta pay more attention.
    05-26-09 02:47 PM
  12. jonnydunski's Avatar
    sniffs?!?!?! who would i have to talk to to get my esn # on with acs?!
    10-22-09 09:16 PM