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    If purchased with a plan try the free route first:

    Call your carrier's Intl customer service number. Let them know that you will be traveling and need to roam using another SIM on prepaid. They will ask you for your Blackberry's IMEI and then give you the unlock code. In some cases you may need to have international roaming already on your account.


    Paying to unlock your Blackberry:

    Eaccess.com: The cost for this service is a one time fee of $75 US charged to your credit card:
    https://www.eaccessinc.com/unlock-request.htm

    Gsmlocker.com: Pay On-line and receive a code by email within 48-72 hours:
    http://www.gsmlocker.com/blackberryunlock.asp

    Gsmphonesource.com: You pay for the unlocking service, and when you submit your order, you will include the IMEI number and model number for the Blackberry you are unlocking in the notes section. The IMEI # can be obtained when you enter *#06# from your phones keypad, it will display a 15 digit number: http://www.gsmphonesource.com/reunforatcib.html

    Unlockitnow.com: Please choose the unlock method that is most suitable for you: http://www.unlockitnow.com/Blackberry/8700c.php

    Ebay: for blackberry Unlocking Kits and Services:
    http://cell-phones.search.ebay.com/b...0QQsacatZ43312


    Also see: How do I enter the unlock code on Blackberry?

    Feel free to add your own unlock services...

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

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    Just a note, when trying to unlock thru your carrier: tell them you are traveling outside the country and that you plan to use a pre paid SIM. Sometimes they will let you know about the international plans and try to offer that instead of giving you the unlock code. I have done this many times

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

    yeah like dasupaman said and still if they insist that you take the international plan tell them you are going to pakistan i know for sure that cingular or t-mobile doesn't work there along with nextel.

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

    Quote Originally Posted by SalaH
    yeah like dasupaman said and still if they insist that you take the international plan tell them you are going to pakistan i know for sure that cingular or t-mobile doesn't work there along with nextel.
    tmobile has roaming agreements with some pakistani cell phone companies

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden
    If purchased with a plan try the free route first:



    Call your carrier's Intl customer service number. Let them know that you will be traveling and need to roam using another SIM on prepaid. They will ask you for your Blackberry's IMEI and then give you the unlock code. In some cases you may need to have international roaming already on your account.



    Paying to unlock your Blackberry:



    Eaccess.com: The cost for this service is a one time fee of $75 US charged to your credit card:
    https://www.eaccessinc.com/unlock-request.htm

    Gsmlocker.com: Pay On-line and receive a code by email within 48-72 hours:
    http://www.gsmlocker.com/blackberryunlock.asp

    Gsmphonesource.com: You pay for the unlocking service, and when you submit your order, you will include the IMEI number and model number for the Blackberry you are unlocking in the notes section. The IMEI # can be obtained when you enter *#06# from your phones keypad, it will display a 15 digit number: http://www.gsmphonesource.com/reunforatcib.html

    Unlockitnow.com: Please choose the unlock method that is most suitable for you: http://www.unlockitnow.com/Blackberry/8700c.php

    Ebay: for blackberry Unlocking Kits and Services:
    http://cell-phones.search.ebay.com/b...0QQsacatZ43312


    Also see: How do I enter the unlock code on Blackberry?

    Feel free to add your own unlock services...
    however get this quote from emailed 2me 2day from cingular about my request for the unlock> we recently received a request to provide you with a subsidy unlock code for your handset. unfortunately we are unable to provide you with the unlock code. cingular does not unlock handsets for the purposes of international travel except for our international roaming customers..

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

    i had to do this once . man this helps

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

    I just emailed AT&T support and told them i had some old phones that or in active that i got through AT&T and was going to give them to other family members to use with there carrier. Also one of my family is living in Italy and wanted to get one to use there with there carriers. They replied and ask me for the IMEI numbers for the phones and said it will take around 5 business days to process to get the codes.. here is the first email that i was replied to.

    Thank you for taking the time to e-mail AT&T regarding that you want to
    unlock an old phone. I am happy to help you with your inquiry and I
    apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


    In order to request a subsidy unlock code, we will need some additional
    information. Please be advised without this information we will be
    unable to make the request. You can reply to this email or contact
    Customer Care at x-xxx-xxx-xxxx or 611 from your cell phone with the
    below information:


    How did you purchase your current phone (example: 2 or 1 year contract
    or no commitment price). If the phone was purchased at the no commitment
    prices, proof of purchase is required. (Fax Number: xxx.xxx.xxxx Attn:
    xxxx xxxxx xxxx.
    The IMEI number. You can access this by dialing *#06# or the number is
    located in the back of your phone under the battery (This is with most
    phones). The IMEI number is a fifteen digit number.
    The make and model of the phone.
    An available contact number, if our specialized team needs to call you.

    Please Note: The request may take up to 5 days to be approved or denied.
    You will be contacted once completed.

    Then i emailed them back with the info and they said that they will get them for me in up to 5 business days. Im on my 3rd business day now. still waiting

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

    is there a free way to do this?

    i live outside the us and i have a phone locked with AT&T US, and i cannot call to request the unlock codes

    any help?

    Thanks

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    Re: How to: Unlock Blackberry Device

    Quote Originally Posted by jsalva View Post
    is there a free way to do this?

    i live outside the us and i have a phone locked with AT&T US, and i cannot call to request the unlock codes

    any help?

    Thanks
    Sorry, the only free way is to contact the carrier. I posted a few for fee services fo you in your other post.
    BlackBerry® Certified Support Specialist
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalva View Post
    is there a free way to do this?

    i live outside the us and i have a phone locked with AT&T US, and i cannot call to request the unlock codes

    any help?

    Thanks
    email icare3@amcustomercare.att-mail.com and also include your:

    phone model:
    IMEI:
    Reason: will be visiting another country for vacation (ITALY, Japan, etc..) and would like to use there local carrier for service while on vacation. something like that.
    contact number:

    You then will get some kind of response like:

    Dear so and so,

    Thank you for taking the time to e-mail AT&T regarding your unlock code request. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and I am happy to help you with your inquiry.

    I have submitted your request for the unlock code. You will be contacted by email on or before 12-10-07 as it may take 7-10 days for the code to be released. Please let us know if you need further assistance.

    So and so, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve you and value you as a customer. I hope that the information provided has been helpful and has resolved all of your questions regarding your unlock code request If you need further assistance, feel free to reply to this e-mail or contact customer service at x-xxx-xxx-xxxx or 611 from your wireless AT&T phone. Thank you for being a customer since 1998. Have a great day!

    We at AT&T appreciate your business and value you as a customer.

    Sincerely,

    CSR
    AT&T
    Online Customer Care Professional


    Also this was just sent one day ago and this is for my 5th unlock code for my 5th phone i have. So far all the rest i have gotten the unlock code less then three business days and they have all worked on all my phones i have sent in for request.

    btw.. yes ive been with them since 1998.
    Last edited by DriftorX; 11-30-2007 at 07:39 PM. Reason: didnt want to give number out

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    i did these steps! however,,,,the last step says (hit enter) >"enter what/where?"<,,,,,so i did the reboot and dont have a clue what the enter or where it even was!
    also how do you determine as to if its unlocked after these procedurers? thanks!
    Subject: Subsidy Unlock Request for Blackberry
    Representatives Name: Melanie Jackson
    CTN: 479 747-2707
    Subsidy unlock request for IMEI XXXXXXXXXXX completed. The unlock code is XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
    * The customer only has five (5) tries to unlock the phone.
    * If this process is unsuccessful five times in a row, the phone will be permanently locked to the AT&T network.
    * Unlock steps are specific to the software version or model. For the device to display the software version, select "Options" then "About". Blackberry 8300 Step Action
    1Insert Cingular SIM into device
    2Power phone on and Turn off the radio (Turn Wireless Off option) VERY IMPORTANT.
    3Select "Options" and then "Advanced Options"
    4Scroll down and select "SIM Card"
    5Type "MEPD" (multitap means this will be typed in [M] [ER] [OP] [OP] [DF])
    - this will not display on screen
    6Type "MEP2" (multitap means this will be typed in [M] [ER] [OP] [OP] alt [TY])
    - this will not display on screen
    7Enter the Unlock Code
    8Press enter
    9Reboot device. Device is now unlocked

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    hi ppl i have a blackberry pearl with verizon an i want to use it with the company i switched to that's t-mobile but the phone is locked can anybody tell me how can i unlock it so i can use it with my t-mobile sim card??? thanx

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    Is there a SIM card slot in your Pearl? You will need to unlock your device, most likely through a service for which you'll have to pay for that.

    I've personally used www.freeyourcellphone.com. Reasonable prices, fairly quick turnaround.

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