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    unlocking verizon pearl... help?

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    I wish to use the wifi capabilities of my pearl but with verizon's stupid programming they blocked it. Can somebody help me or lead me to a site that can unlock my pearl? Thanks

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    Huh, I hadn't heard that! Well, that they blocked wifi on it or should I say that it even has that capabilty from RIM. Anyone got info on this?

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    I haven't heard anything about that ? I don't think so either.Where did u get ur information on that?

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    i called customer service and talked to a guy that said the phone does have that capability,
    but the verizon programming blocks it
    and that unlocking it would void the warrenty
    and i said i dont care can i have the unlock code
    and he said no
    so idk

    obviously this means there is an unlock code for us verizon folks

    finding it out is a whole nother situation...

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    Quote Originally Posted by dudash View Post
    i called customer service and talked to a guy that said the phone does have that capability,
    but the verizon programming blocks it
    and that unlocking it would void the warrenty
    and i said i dont care can i have the unlock code
    and he said no
    so idk

    obviously this means there is an unlock code for us verizon folks

    finding it out is a whole nother situation...
    Sorry to break the news to you, but the 8130 does not have WIFI capability and it is not a feature that can be "unlocked" (8130 specs: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices...b_tab_features). It does not have the hardware to do it.

    The 8120 is the WIFI PEARL (specs here: http://www.discoverblackberry.com/en...d=H0,C101,P624). The only feature that the 8130 has that VZW locks and that other carriers allow is GPS. VZW claims they lock it off for security reasons but I have my doubts on that claim.

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    Oh well wow. Thank you very much for doing the research on this topic. That cleared up a whole lot. Maybe I should just buy a unlocked pearl with wifi capabilities and use it on the verizon network


    Thanks much!

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    Sorry again... The 8130 is CDMA, and the 8120 is GSM so they are not network compatible.

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~well ****.
    That sucks.
    Lol

    Oh well I'm happy with my pearl XD

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    Yeah, I didn't think that was right but I didn't have enough info to say for sure.

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    Even if there was a cdma pearl with wifi it woudn't help you to unlock it because verizon doesn't activate esn's that arn't issued by themselves.

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    Re: unlocking verizon pearl... help?

    Does anyone know how to unlock the GPS for Verizon?
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    Check out this thread, worked on my storm and a Curve so far. It's Telus focused in the beginning but I think I remember seeing a link at one point that talks about what values to enter for other carriers.

    Edit: ooops, forgot to post the URL... I always do that with emails, why not forums too...lol.

    http://howardforums.com/showthread.p...0&page=1&pp=15

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