Originally Posted by FredNotBob
No, you don't have to be an existing T-Mobile customer.
T-Mobile will give you the unlock code for any T-Mobile device, but only for T-Mobile devices. You can have pretty much anyone ask for the unlock code; instructions to unlock the device are sent via e-mail or SMS.
T-Mobile requires a data plan for Blackberry service if you're upgrading or buying a new service -- no way around it, I'm afraid, but if you have an SMS package there are web-only options that'll save you a few bucks.
Good luck, and enjoy your time with T-Mobile!
This has not been my experience. I've tried three times in the past couple days (two phone calls and one visit to the local store) to get an unlock code for an 8320 I bought on Craigslist. Been told that they would only give an unlock code to a customer with an active account.
Been real nice each time....Is it just me??