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    hello all...just wondering if i take my phone to bolivia/south america if i can just pop in a sim card and be able to use it?? or will i have to do some type of unlocking or something like that???

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    In order to do that you would need an "unlocked" device. AT&T may be willing to provide you with the needed code, otherwise you will need to use a pay service. I believe there are a few posted in the Discounts forum here on Pinstack.
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    ok so i called cingular and they just asked me for the IMEI number and gave me the unlock code....after that i was not able to get what to do next...the rep just told me to dial the number she gave me....is that correct???

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    Nope. Here are the unlock instructions for your device (assuming they actually gave you an unlock code). Normally that takes 24 hours and they email you. Mine was 16 digits long.

    1. Press the Menu key.
    2. Scroll to and select Manage Connections.
    3. Select Turn All Connections Off.
    4. Press the red end key or the Escape key to go back to the Home screen
    5. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
    6. Scroll to and select Advanced Options.
    7. Scroll to and select SIM Card.
    8. Type MEPD
    Note: When typing in MEPD the letters will not appear on the screen. This step opens up the personalization on the device.
    9. Hold down the Alt key and type in MEP2.
    Note: When typing in MEP2 the letters/number will not appear on the screen. This Step opens up the Enter Network MEP code box.
    10. Enter the unlock code.
    11. Press the trackball (code accepted should display)
    12. Press and hold the red End key to turn the handheld off and then back on.
    13. Once the device has powered on, follow steps 1 & 2 and select Restore Connections.
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    my friend was telling me the same thing about the unlock code being given to me pretty quick...i honestly think the lady that gave it to me wasnt sure what she was doing...cause when i asked her what to do she said to just dial the number...once these steps are completed should i be seeing some type of confirmation??? or how can i test it works??? just so i can be sure it will work when trying to use an overseas sim card

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    To determine if your device is unlocked:

    Options
    Advanced
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    Type in MEPD

    All fields should indicate DISABLED
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    and it does!!!! thanks for your help...this should now unlock my phone for all carriers correct??? or only non-US carriers?

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    You may now use pretty much any GSM SIM card from any carrier (US or Intl).

    And FYI this is permanent. I know of nothing you can do that will lock the device, so don't worry about operating system upgrades, etc.

    Enjoy your trip and bring back pictures (taken with your curve of course!)
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