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    How to check if your BB is unlocked?

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    First - thanks again to everyone that helped me get my BB back after a bad app. install.

    I bought a Cingular BB 7290 from eBay that claimed it was unlocked. So I took it to my local Rogers (in Canada) to have it activated. When they put the new SIM inside the unit came back and said invalid SIM. So I am left wondering whether the girl with the, very hair mustache, didn't set it up right or is my BB not really unlocked.

    So is there a way to check if the BB is unlocked?
    Do I need to load the Rogers software on this thing instead of the Cingular?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Go to Options/Advanced Options/SMS card. Type MEPD, This should bring up a page of statuses. If Network says anything other than Disabled, you BB is still locked, I think.
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    invalid SIM if it was not unlocked it should say enter code
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    I checked mine and its a i7100i on MIKE telus, all the fields say UNKNOWN does that mean its unlocked, I know NEXTEL models are unlocked and thought i check the Canadian version.
    Thnx

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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Go to Options/Advanced Options/SMS card. Type MEPD, This should bring up a page of statuses. If Network says anything other than Disabled, you BB is still locked, I think.
    i thought it was meppd?

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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    Quote Originally Posted by linexpert
    i thought it was meppd?
    You are correct. It MEPPD, at least on the Pearl.

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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    I think that full qwerty keyboards are MEPD

    Suretype keyboards are MEPPD

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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Go to Options/Advanced Options/SMS card. Type MEPD, This should bring up a page of statuses. If Network says anything other than Disabled, you BB is still locked, I think.

    thanks, I didnt really need the info. but its good to have

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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Go to Options/Advanced Options/SMS card. Type MEPD, This should bring up a page of statuses. If Network says anything other than Disabled, you BB is still locked, I think.

    Attached is what it should look like if unlocked.
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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    Quote Originally Posted by mels
    Do I need to load the Rogers software on this thing instead of the Cingular?
    Nope.

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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    I have a bb 7100i with MIKE capabilities in Canada. When I go into my sim and type meppd all my info says UNKNOWN, does this mean my phone is unlocked??? Please help me, I am really new to this too......

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    Re: How to check if your BB is unlocked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vandal View Post
    I have a bb 7100i with MIKE capabilities in Canada. When I go into my sim and type meppd all my info says UNKNOWN, does this mean my phone is unlocked??? Please help me, I am really new to this too......
    7100i is a Nextel phone. The instructions given above apply to GSM phones and not CDMA or iDen units.

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