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    8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

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    Ive spent a day trying to get an absolute answer on this.
    I Have a Blackberry 8100 that is locked to the O2 network in the UK. I wish to use it on the Orange network and other networks abroad.
    I have tried gsmphonesource and have been told that the service is temporary unavailable.

    Is it really so that i cant get this phone unlocked?
    any kind of help would be so much appreciated!

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    welcome to the stacks totalself. yes you can get an unlock code I will search around for a good company post back when I have something.
    Been a long while since last login. Sorry all, adjusting to a new life is great and hell at the same time!!

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    ok Ifound these guys. I'm in US so alot of the ones were local. see what you can do
    http://www.unlockitnow.com/Blackberr...FQRDYwodtTThpg

    best of luck. welcome again
    Been a long while since last login. Sorry all, adjusting to a new life is great and hell at the same time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayos72
    ok Ifound these guys. I'm in US so alot of the ones were local. see what you can do
    unlockitnow.com

    best of luck. welcome again

    Thanks for having a look around for me Kayos72, i appreciate your help!
    Unfortunately when i tried unlockitnow they were unable to help me.
    At the moment i feel like im at a dead end.
    Are there any English users out there that have got an O2 branded and locked 8100 that have successfully unlocked their phone?
    It looks like at the moment phones with certain carriers can be unlocked and some cannot. Is this just a matter of waiting for a few weeks until software becomes available or should i just resell my phone and try again? Lol!

    thanks again.

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    Ring O2 up - It will cost you a tenner and done legitimately.

    I know someone who did it just yesterday!

    Hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmag2005
    Ring O2 up - It will cost you a tenner and done legitimately.

    I know someone who did it just yesterday!

    Hope that helps

    thanks for your response.
    I just tried calling O2. Spoke to the customer service manager on duty and I was told that it is impossible for them to supply an unlocking code within the first 12 months regardless of being in contract or not and that it is Blackberry's restriction and O2 themselves need to apply to Blackberry to get the unlocking code.
    This sounds like horseshit to me. I know for a fact Orange will supply the code at any time.
    Any one with any further suggestions? Im starting to lose my mind!

    cheers!

    p.s. Sorry this thread got stuck in this board, it was my first post!

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    Re: 8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

    hiya...call up o2 and tell them that u are goin on hlodays and u need to use a different sim card on my phone..so u need it to be unlocked....they will send the code on ur e-mail address.....
    if sm twat does not know what to do ...cal them again and talk to sm1 else.....

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    Re: 8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

    Hi,

    I have the same problem, has anyone managed to get their phone unlocked?

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    Re: 8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

    lilyblossom, welcome to pinstack!

    if O2 won't/can't help you, for a fee, you can use www.gsmphonesource.com

    very reputable. many stackers have used his service.

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    Re: 8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

    Hi there,

    Thanks, I've dropped them an email (gsmphonesource) as the O2 version isn't listed on their site.

    Phillip

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    Re: 8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

    This is a big problem for UK Pearlers. A lot of the independent / 3rd party people here cannot do it bcause they don't have the right software, or so I was told. I did a LOT of looking, but was lucky in that I got it done by gsmphonesource.com before they pulled the service.

    The O2 line sounds like horses*** to me. T-Mobile UK told me it would take at least a month after receipt of a cheque for Ł25 (I think) as they had to request the code from RIM. I wasn't a T-Mobile customer either. I would have another go, use the going abroad line etc. Did you get the phone from Ebay or something? If so, also tell them you can prove ownership in case they have a problem with that.

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    Re: 8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

    BTW Totalself: why Orange? We've just switched our company phones back to Vodafone after a very frustrating year with Orange. Other thing you'll find, if you get your Pearl unlocked, is that getting a BlackBerry data connection with them could be a major hassle. I went through this with my wife's Pearl (the one I got unlocked). They refused to do anything as they did not provide the handset. It was only after several bouts of arguing and demanding to speak to one of their mystery gurus in 'Level 2 Support' and explaining several times that the phone was completely unlocked blah blah that they agreed to sell me the BB data plan.

    All works OK, EXCEPT when I tried to get the BlackBerry browser service books (the Orange orld WAP is crap as you cannot access anything outside their home site), I was then told that they don't support the Pearl - they don't provide it yet.

    All this after several lifetimes on hold....rant over!

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    Re: 8100 Pearl locked on O2 network - Is unlocking possible?

    was reading this very old post.. i hav the same problem ..phone locked on O2 UK..is there any international no. that i can try to call these ppl...???
    any feedbacks on the website unlockin thru IMEI...???

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