1. coachsteve's Avatar
    Hello and Merry Christmas!

    I have a problem and I'm hopeful you can help. I gave my 14 yr. old daughter a BB 8300 Curve for Christmas. I bought it from a very reputable dealer on eBay. The device was listed as unlocked and needing only to have the sim card inserted and away you go! NOT!! The world of cellular devices is all new to me so forgive me for my ignorance. What can I do to determine if this phone is indeed unlocked? Please point me in the right direction to find my way out of the doghouse and at least up onto the porch!

    Thanks to all for reading.

    Coach Steve
    Chandler, AZ
    12-25-07 08:07 PM
  2. vlalra's Avatar
    Well one sure way to tell if it is unlocked is take your SIM card out of your phone or any phone and put it in, It should work if unlocked. You won't do anything bad to either things. We switch SIM cards sometimes just for the other phone's features.

    I hope this helps,
    12-25-07 08:31 PM
  3. BigB's Avatar
    When you put in your simcard did you get any errors on the screen?

    Can you make a call?

    As far as the data features, you'll need a data plan if she intends to use them.
    12-25-07 08:35 PM
  4. juwaack68's Avatar
    Merry Christmas, Coach Steve. What an awesome gift for your daughter!

    This may help you determine if the device is unlocked:

    How do I determine if my BlackBerry is "unlocked"? - BlackBerryFAQ
    12-25-07 08:40 PM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Why are you in the 'dog house'? Because it doesn't appear to be 'unlocked'?

    Try the link above, hopefully it is unlocked...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-25-07 09:52 PM
  6. coachsteve's Avatar
    When you put in your simcard did you get any errors on the screen?

    Can you make a call?

    As far as the data features, you'll need a data plan if she intends to use them.
    No I can't make a call. She has data features already.

    Merry Christmas, Coach Steve. What an awesome gift for your daughter!

    This may help you determine if the device is unlocked:

    Well, according to the pics this phone appears to be unlocked but even though there are no errors on screen, it can not find a network to connect to.

    Why are you in the 'dog house'? Because it doesn't appear to be 'unlocked'?

    Try the link above, hopefully it is unlocked...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    That and the fact that I don't know why her phone isn't working..... I mean c'mon dad..... like o'my gawd!! Are you serious........ like for reals?! LOL!
    12-25-07 10:04 PM
  7. juwaack68's Avatar
    Did you get a Blackberry Data Plan for the device?
    12-25-07 10:06 PM
  8. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Coach - After you get the phone working, get with T-Mobile and discuss the data plan options available to you for your daughters' BB. Good Luck!
    12-25-07 10:43 PM
  9. Tylerd's Avatar
    Sucks for your daughter. Don't worry, you will get it fixed.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-25-07 10:44 PM
  10. renegade37918's Avatar
    She's going to love that curve.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-26-07 03:19 PM
  11. chucky_b's Avatar
    What error message do you get at the top of the home screen? It may say "network not available" or "SOS" or "SIM Regected" or something along these lines.
    12-26-07 11:07 PM
  12. njblackberry's Avatar
    And, of course, the ever popular "Data Connection Refused".

    Coach - did you check out the FAQ found in post #4 of this thread.
    12-26-07 11:15 PM
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