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    Question Sim card unlock - cut or uncut type - anyone tried

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    My boss has been after me to get him a Bold but I am not going to pay to get an unlocked Rogers device. I can get my hands on one for 20 days via my sales rep loaner program but I would need to get it unlocked but again I do not want to pay for it (a single unlock) if I am only going to have to give it up. We are currently using 8820's so I wanted to try one of the sim unlock cards (Turbo SIM, X-SIM, etc...) but I wanted to know if anyone has used one with the Bold or 8820 and what the result was?

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    the only times ive ever heard of turbo sims was for the iPhone unlocking.
    A bold unlock costs you 20 dollars how much is a turbo sim ?
    You could just pay those 20 dollars and thats it no ?

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    Post I would like to Turbo card to reuse after I return the Bold

    Ranxoren - The only reason I want the Turbo card is so that I can resue the "unlock" on another device after I return the Bold to the rep. I know that the Turbo sim market was developed to target the iPhone but it is common to see listing for other GSM phone now.

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    Lightbulb Bought one from HK on eBay

    For about 10 bucks I bought one from an eBay auction. Will report results with 8820 and maybe 9000.

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    oh ok i see, well glad you found one for that cheap! good luck

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    be interested to see if it works i used turbo sim for my bb pearl and it worked no problems..

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    Problem with these cards is they usually result in making the phone think there is a particular IMEI associated with the inserted SIM card. In other words, it spoofs the SIM's IMEI for the phone. This causes all sorts of problems for the cellular network, and I'm pretty sure this sort of cellular tampering is illegal under US law.

    Be careful if you use one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thyth View Post
    Problem with these cards is they usually result in making the phone think there is a particular IMEI associated with the inserted SIM card. In other words, it spoofs the SIM's IMEI for the phone. This causes all sorts of problems for the cellular network, and I'm pretty sure this sort of cellular tampering is illegal under US law.

    Be careful if you use one of those.
    it does indeed fall under the anti-terrorist laws in the US (ill try and find the article that says that)

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    ?? I'd like to read that article if you can find it, ranxoren.
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    Question Where did you get it from?

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    be interested to see if it works i used turbo sim for my bb pearl and it worked no problems..
    Slolt - Any idea where you got it and its cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranxoren View Post
    it does indeed fall under the anti-terrorist laws in the US (ill try and find the article that says that)
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    And there is no faster way to have your BlackBerry confiscated, along with other serious ramifications too long to list here.[This post unofficial & subject to revision ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreesedup View Post
    ?? I'd like to read that article if you can find it, ranxoren.
    "Dev Team: SIMable hack for iPhone 3G is bogus


    People looking to unlock their iPhone 3Gs should avoid the hardware-based SIMable option, according to a member of the unofficial iPhone Dev Team, producers of PwnageTool. The coder notes that the modern 3G baseband chip has been designed around SIM-based hardware hacks, and so any attempt at them must use fake identifiers. This information is said to "leak" into cellular networks, generating errors.
    While a hack could in theory work under this scheme, the errors are recorded by telecom companies, and may be considered tampering in a company's network. In countries like Germany, as a result, a person could allegedly face up to three years in prison, and in the US, it may fall under legislation designed to combat terrorism.

    There is little alternative at present however, as utlities like PwnageTool are only able to jailbreak an iPhone 3G, not unlock it for use on unauthorized carriers."

    source : http://www.macnn.com/


    This was the article that first mentioned and it got me interested in this matter so i had found another article that actually confirms that it DOES fall under anti-terrorist laws because you are faking your phone's identity for no valid reason as well as messing with the network.
    Ill keep looking its driving me nuts that i cant find it i was sure i had it bookmarked.

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    i got my Bold unlocked with the turbo sim for 30$ its been 3 week and so far so go

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    If the IMEI is spoofed, I can see a problem. If two people using the same IMEI are in the same area and using the same cell tower...

    Well, you can guess the repercussions.

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