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    BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

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    Please can anyone help !!!!!

    Just bought a old 7290 from ebay which I have upgradeed OS to 4.1 but I cant find which network the phone is locked to does anyone know how I can check this?
    I have tried Orange,Vodaone,02 and Virgin/T Mobile Sims but I still get the same "Invalid Sim Card" message on powering up

    Many Thanks in advance

    Andrew

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    Get it unlocked.
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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    Round of applause Einherjer The question was
    "Just bought a old 7290 from ebay which I have upgraded OS to 4.1 but I cant find which network the phone is locked to does anyone know how I can check this?"

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

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    Press the alt+cap+h keys at the same time. What is the vendor code displayed.

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    My vendor id is 104 with sprint..whats it for ?

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
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    Press the alt+cap+h keys at the same time. What is the vendor code displayed.

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    Many Thanks for that Rcbjr
    The vendor ID is 102

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

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    Vendor code 102 is Cingular in the U. S. If the phone is locked, then it is on Cingular. There is a procedure to determine if your 7290 is locked or not but I'm not sure what it is.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    Hi Everyone
    Just a quick update It turned out to be locked to Cingular whom I called last week they took all my details like IMIE# and email address less than a hour latter I recieved a email from the unlock department asking me to fax over a copy of the ebay reciept for the phone with the IMIE # which I promptly did and 10 mins later recieved the unlock code.
    It turns out that as long as the phone is not on a active account and you can provide proof of phurchase Cingular will provide you the unlock code free of charge

    Andrew

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

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    Thanks for the update

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    Quote Originally Posted by LILKOOLZ
    My vendor id is 104 with sprint..whats it for ?
    It shows why vendor originally sold the BB and controls certain things, one being themes loaded when installing the OS

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    what's the number from the unlock department on cingular?

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    The unlock code is only for the imei number i supplied and wont work on ANY other phone

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    Re: BB 7290 but who is it locked to?

    I just used the Contact Us link on the at&t site for unlock requests.

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