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rhcp
04-26-2008, 01:02 AM
Hello,

I did a few searches online here. I was looking to see if anyone has petitioned blackberry/carriers to force the selling of unlocked units.

I was wondering if anyone knows the process?

Many of us out here have paid full price for the unit and should most defidently have an unlocked unit. I understand carriers lock their phones to make back the money on the discounted price. But, many of us paid full price.


Lets get some input.

Thanks!

John Clark
04-26-2008, 01:08 AM
Good luck.

Dinan3
04-26-2008, 01:20 AM
Good Luck indeed.

NickfromIL
04-26-2008, 04:30 AM
Most carriers will give you the unlock code to your blackberry

ricpac
04-26-2008, 04:53 AM
That's just how they are. Just pay the code to get it unlocked.

ezrunner
04-26-2008, 05:16 AM
Wirelessly posted (life goes on! yes it is tough)

If you buy the device at full retail and are not an existing customer most carriers will give you the unlock code in my experience

tel-x.com
04-26-2008, 10:40 AM
If your buying a BB straight out NEVER buy it from a carrier, you not only get a much better deal buying straight from RIM or another 3rd party BUT they come unlocked as well.
The only reason one should have a carrier is well.... for just that to be the carrier (provide cellular service), I am firm to if the phone can be unlocked IT SHOULD be!
-TelX

John Clark
04-26-2008, 12:01 PM
You can't buy a BB straight from RIM.

juwaack68
04-26-2008, 12:07 PM
and another "good luck"....

ezrunner
04-26-2008, 01:03 PM
I just need luck

good

bad

or indifferent

olly666
04-26-2008, 01:56 PM
Unlocking non-RIM devices is usually way cheaper in my experience, usually free. But we're not just any old community, we're the elite! You get what you pay for, and we pay a premium.

Sith_Apprentice
04-26-2008, 02:01 PM
the carriers honestly dont care what you think about unlocking devices. You are going to use their services or not, and they can make the stipulations how they see fit. you will most likely have better luck going to the FCC. They are the only ones that will "make" the carriers do anything. Other than that, purchase the code for $15-$20 or just buy the phone full price.

Dinan3
04-26-2008, 02:11 PM
the carriers honestly dont care what you think about unlocking devices. You are going to use their services or not, and they can make the stipulations how they see fit. you will most likely have better luck going to the FCC. They are the only ones that will "make" the carriers do anything. Other than that, purchase the code for $15-$20 or just buy the phone full price.

i agree.
first, its a business. second, its a luxury.

The BlackBerry Kid
04-26-2008, 07:32 PM
i'm going with the "good luck" comment

takeshi
04-28-2008, 09:32 AM
You'd need to take this on a carrier-by-carrier basis. A number of carriers will give out the subsidy unlock code if your account is past a certain age, in a certain standing or if you paid full price. I really can't see the point in petitioning RIM as they can't force unlocked devices on the carriers.

NJBlackBerry
04-28-2008, 10:39 AM
There are plenty of places around to buy an unlocked BlackBerry from...