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justinW
03-03-2007, 08:05 PM
does any1 know if i buy the 8800 from cingular and bring it to canada hook it up with rogers is the internt and all that going to work?
any disadvantages other than warrenty?

WorldIRC
03-03-2007, 08:48 PM
Warranty is not an issue...Blackberry's warranty is good anywhere....everything will work on the phone

mortys11
03-03-2007, 09:20 PM
hold off for another few days

azmmza
03-04-2007, 04:35 AM
if you unlock it it should work 100% on rogers or any gsm network of your choice.
i have unlocked many BB's for people who use them in Canada

CanuckBB
03-04-2007, 09:59 AM
Warranty is not an issue...Blackberry's warranty is good anywhere....everything will work on the phone


I disagree. Unless you have t-support and can call RIM, who is going to service the device?

The carrier you bought it from won't care because you are not on their network and Rogers won't care because it's not one of their device.

djFreed
03-04-2007, 10:32 AM
I disagree. Unless you have t-support and can call RIM, who is going to service the device?

The carrier you bought it from won't care because you are not on their network and Rogers won't care because it's not one of their device.




RIM Warranties the device. As far as I know, when your BB goes down, you contact RIM, they do troubleshooting with you, and if they can't get it up and running, they send you a new one within like 5 days (usually 3). Then when you recieve it, you ship your device back to them.

justinW
03-08-2007, 06:37 PM
some guy at rogers told me id have to pay 200 dollars te relock the phone in order for the internet to work. Any truth to this?

Lex Luthor
03-08-2007, 09:37 PM
I have used a few unlocked BlackBerry devices on Rogers Wireless and they work fine. You will be able to send and receive emails/pins as well as surf the web. Why would someone tell you that you need to pay $200.00 to relock a device for the internet to work? That's just absurd.

stoxx
03-08-2007, 10:14 PM
I'm using a Cingular Branded 8800 that is Unlocked on the Rogers Network.

No problems whatsoever. Everything works fine

BBpixie
03-08-2007, 10:19 PM
Nooo, you can have a phone unlocked for measly $20-30 CDN via eBay. Anything more than $50 is crazy!!

Bought Cingular unlocked 7290 - worked great on Rogers Wireless (2 or 3 years ago).

Just recently bought Cingular unlocked 8800, and I know it will work great on Rogers. Can't wait to get it in couple of days! Whoo!

justinW
03-08-2007, 10:25 PM
gps and all sweet thx

dtmfjunkie
03-09-2007, 09:34 AM
I'm using a Cingular Branded 8800 that is Unlocked on the Rogers Network.

No problems whatsoever. Everything works fine

ditto...no problems, internet, gps, email, pin-to-pin, etc. works...just like any other unlocked blackberry.

justinW
03-09-2007, 11:06 PM
got mine 2 wheres a cheap place to unlock? in surrey if possible

WorldIRC
03-09-2007, 11:56 PM
^$25

GSM PhoneSource - When Only The Best Will Do (http://www.gsmphonesource.com) it's all done online remotely. Give him your IMEI, he emails you back with a code. You enter it and voila, you're done. There are people a bit cheaper, but Adam's been doing it the longest and thousands trust / know him!

gsmps
03-10-2007, 12:59 AM
Actually $19.00 if you use coupon "unlock" during checkout :-)

kasperapd
03-10-2007, 07:09 AM
That's a good deal!

justinW
03-10-2007, 09:58 PM
still waitin on gsmsource to reply.... any1 know how long it usually takes? i sent the money around 1 today no reply yet :s

fonejunkie
03-10-2007, 11:51 PM
It varies, depending on Adam's schedule. One time (unlocking a Moto) I had to wait about 3 days for a response because he was out of town. He will get back to you as soon as he is able, and he does very good work.

justinW
03-11-2007, 01:45 AM
thx adam worked great!! id reffer u 2 any of my friends

gsmps
03-11-2007, 02:10 AM
Codes are emailed around the same time every evening

archer6
03-11-2007, 01:48 PM
Actually $19.00 if you use coupon "unlock" during checkout :-)
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I purchased 2 Cingular 8800's used the unlock service from GSMphonesoure & everthing went well. I have also purchased unlocked phones from them.

I sent the 2 unlocked 8800's to family members in Canada & all they had to do was install their sim cards and the 8800's work perfectly.

They are a great company to do business with. I do NOT work for them, just a very satisfied customer.

Cheers...)