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    Question 2nd newbie question of the night whats "unlocking" your bb?

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    so i was reading up on the forum and i keep seeing this "unlocking 8700" or "unlocking your bb" etc. and something about Gsmphonesource.com

    what is unlocking your BB, and whats the benefits?

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    Re: **2nd newbie question of the night** whats "unlocking" your bb?

    this generally means that the bb is locked to a sim card or a network, therefore not useable with a different sim card or network provider (respectively). This is done by the network provider to ensure that people arent buying subsidized cells and then using a different network.

    All cells (and handhelds) can be unlocked, if you are vuying via ebay, this is probably the most important point to be aware of.

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    Re: **2nd newbie question of the night** whats "unlocking" your bb?

    thanks for the reply.

    so i'm a t-mobile user, and if i buy a future BB that is not provided by t-mo, but is by say Cingular, i could buy and unlock the cingular BB and place my t-mo SIM card in it and use it?

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    Re: **2nd newbie question of the night** whats "unlocking" your bb?

    yes. There are various unlocking providers costing various prices. Seach here on the forum and you will find a thread with all reputable companies

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