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Old 07-05-2008, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the privilage of being Canadian, which means I have but one GSM carrier - Rogers, I have my 8100 from them. Is there any value in getting it unlocked? Any benefits?
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unlocking is only if you want to use it on another carrier. No point unless you're going to put another carrier's sim card in it.
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I second what John Clark says; I'm with T-mobile here in the states and got my phone unlocked for a recent international trip. Plus if you ever decide to sell your phone the value goes up a bit as it isn't sim locked to just one carrier.
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I second what John Clark says; I'm with T-mobile here in the states and got my phone unlocked for a recent international trip. Plus if you ever decide to sell your phone the value goes up a bit as it isn't sim locked to just one carrier.
Plus some negotiation leverage. I had recently bought a new phone (couple of years ago) when my carrier decided to stop offering my plan and move me to a more expensive to get the services I wanted. With my phone unlocked and threatening to leave they were willing to bend a bit.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, theres not really a point
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I got my 8100 and 8320 unlocked just because I could for free through T-Mobile. If I ever upgrade either one then I might be able to squeeze a few more dollars out of someone on eBay or something when I sell off the old one. Other than that, there is no reason for either of my Blackberry devices to be unlocked.

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Old 07-06-2008, 09:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks all. That pretty much confirms what I thought. And so, since I live in the land of lack of competition, and I won't be selling the phone anytime soon, locked it will stay. Hopefully Casnada gets some real competiton on the GSM spectrum sometime soon....
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