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Old 11-17-2006, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've done a search on this and so far, only unlock available for users on Cingular.

-I've called Rogers and they say they don't have unlock codes.

-I've called the third party and they say they don't have the unlock codes yet.

-I've called Blackberry themselves and they said the codes are at the carriers to locks/unlocks them.

I am practically going in circles here. So much friggin' trouble!!!!

Why is Rogers being so anal? They've already bought out Fido. There is no competition for GSM anyways.

Why unlock? 2 main reasons:

1.) Our users travel to Asia and back to Vancouver a lot so we need to have the phones unlocked to give them the users flexibility to change services when they are in Asia.

2.) Switch services while in a different country avoids HIGH ROAMING charges.
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I know of a few places that were able to unlock the Rogers 8100 BlackBerries but haven't done so in a while as they haven't been able to get the codes however from what I hear they will be able to unlock them in the very near future.

Also unlock isn't available for Cingular customers... the T-Mobile branded 8100 BlackBerries can be easily unlocked for use on T-Mobile if someone wants their device unlocked or to use on a network such as Cingular or Rogers. My Pearl is T-Mobile branded and had it unlocked so I can use it on Rogers.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How did you unlock your Pearl? I just purchased a TMobile Pearl, but want to use it with my Cingular Account. I don't mind paying for a service - just looking for a recommendation.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I had mine unlocked by Adam from GSM Phone Source.
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Adam's a good guy, reliable....got me the unlock code same day.
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where do you put the unlock code in the pearl?
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how do you check if your BB is locked?

- I've tried the MEPD (even double tapping the OP key). nothing happens.
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I have a pearl with Cingular and I was able to request the unlock code from the Cingular CSR. Have you tried to call them?
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make sure your wireless is off and go to advance settings -> sim
then make sure you have suretype off and type in
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MEP2

you would have to hit the key p twice to actually get the p as well as you need to do the alt T to get the 2.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If you want your blackberry unlocked go to unlockblackberry.org or unlock8800.com. I got my Rogers Blackberry unlocked for only 58.88US, that the best deal i found and the guy was real helpful. His name was Ari.
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If you want your blackberry unlocked go to unlockblackberry.org or unlock8800.com. I got my Rogers Blackberry unlocked for only 58.88US, that the best deal i found and the guy was real helpful. His name was Ari.
Tmobile told me last night that the manufacturer rim has the unlock codes.The service provider as example sends a request to rim and they supply the unlock code.I should have the code withing 7 days tmobile says
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Heys guys,..
I have a blackberry pearl with rogers...any suggestions on unlocking it for cheap.

Help will be appreciated.

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Heys guys,..
I have a blackberry pearl with rogers...any suggestions on unlocking it for cheap.

Help will be appreciated.

Thanks

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There are only two possibilities. One is to get an unlock code from your provider, which would be free (if they will give it to you). The other is to pay a third party company to provide you with the unlock code. The one which many people on this forum (including myself) seem to have good luck with is gsmphonesource.com
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Tget an unlock code from your provider, which would be free (if they will give it to you).
Robbers (Rogers) Wireless in Canada does not provide unlock codes anymore. They used to once upon a time for $250.00 which is just crazy!!

Someone is best off going to Adam or another unlocking spot to get it done.
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Robbers (Rogers) Wireless in Canada does not provide unlock codes anymore. They used to once upon a time for $250.00 which is just crazy!!

Someone is best off going to Adam or another unlocking spot to get it done.
That is nuts. It looks like Adam will do it for about $50.
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well, if you're in the GTA in ontario...

you could either hit up Pacific Mall or i know another place in sauga where my buddy works. neither place is cheap but you'll get it done for sure. my boy charges $100 CAD.
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Try this site

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i dont know if they do Pearls though
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Also try this, How to unlock the BlackBerry Pearl and enter Blackberry Unlock Codes | AskStudent

Contact your provider and They should give you a unlock code for free, just tell them you are going out of country for a week and need your phone.
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rogers will not give out unlock codes.... not under any circumstance... sorry
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There seems to be a lot of support for Adam from GSMPhoneSource yet I have had nothing but problems. I placed the order on Monday July 30. It says the service is 2 days, yet he won't respond to my phone calls or emails. I received one email a week after I placed the order asking me to double check my IMEI number but it was correct and I verified it again. It looks like I'm out the $65 I paid for the service so I wanted to warn others out there to be mindful. Perhaps I'm the exception to rule, at least that's what it appears like from this thread, but I figured I would let others know of my experience.
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