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Old 04-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if there were any disadvantages for unlocking your phone?? I plan ta do so but just wanted ta know...and can you turn it on and off or what??
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are no disadvantages. No sure what "turn it on and off" means, but once a phone/BB is unlocked, it is always unlocked.

You clear on what unlocking means?
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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warranty = void

not sure if u can lock/ relock handsets, only reason u would do this is to get pass the void warranty
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your warranty isnt void if you unlock the phone. There are only advantages to your phone being locked (take your phone to diffrent countries, use a diffrent GSM carrier, get more money if you decide to sell it).
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Your warranty isnt void if you unlock the phone. There are only advantages to your phone being locked (take your phone to diffrent countries, use a diffrent GSM carrier, get more money if you decide to sell it).
I assume you meant to say unlock?
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you unlock a T-Mobile pearl and use it on Cingular or vise versa and something happens to it, both will tell you, your screwed! T-mobile will tell you since your not with them, you have no warranty and Cingular will tell you it's a T-Mobile phone and they will not do anything either. That's a major disadvantage.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you unlock a phone and use it on another carrier, why would you EXPECT them to help you?? I must be missing something here.

T-Mobile sold you a phone at a discount/subsidized rate. You unlocked it, either got out of your contract or don't care, and then use it on another carrier. And you expect T-Mobile to support you?

Sorry. I don't get it. If you unlock a phone and use it on another carrier, how could you possibly expect the original company to support you?
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The only other thing I could think of is you have to pay to unlock the phone unless you been with the carrier for a long time than they will give you the unlock code.
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you unlock a phone and use it on another carrier, why would you EXPECT them to help you?? I must be missing something here.

T-Mobile sold you a phone at a discount/subsidized rate. You unlocked it, either got out of your contract or don't care, and then use it on another carrier. And you expect T-Mobile to support you?

Sorry. I don't get it. If you unlock a phone and use it on another carrier, how could you possibly expect the original company to support you?
I agree with what Nj said
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If you unlock a phone and use it on another carrier, why would you EXPECT them to help you?? I must be missing something here.

T-Mobile sold you a phone at a discount/subsidized rate. You unlocked it, either got out of your contract or don't care, and then use it on another carrier. And you expect T-Mobile to support you?

Sorry. I don't get it. If you unlock a phone and use it on another carrier, how could you possibly expect the original company to support you?
Dude are you talking to me? That did not happen to me, it happen to someone else on this forum. I know they wouldn't help me and I would not expect them too! So chill!!!lol... I was just letting him know a disadvantage.
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What does unlock mean ?
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Dude are you talking to me? That did not happen to me, it happen to someone else on this forum. I know they wouldn't help me and I would not expect them too! So chill!!!lol... I was just letting him know a disadvantage.
Good lord! He was only stating a fact

Here we go again... :rolleyes:
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good lord! He was only stating a fact

Here we go again... :rolleyes:
So was I
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Dude are you talking to me? That did not happen to me, it happen to someone else on this forum. I know they wouldn't help me and I would not expect them too! So chill!!!lol... I was just letting him know a disadvantage.
Dude, so you are like stating something that like happened to some other dude, like, right?

I am perfectly chilled, thanks dude.
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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NJ was stating a fact, you said you were too... well you did also state if he was addressing you so no retaliation smart aleck comment needed. As for the guy that asked what is unlocked? An unlocked phone can be used by different carriers, useful if you go out of country or you decide to switch with another carrier, then it would still work... legally you are allowed the unlock code from the providers but they usually take FOREVER to give to you or don't even know what it means, so a lot of outside sources help you unlock the phone... most for a fee of course.
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Except for T-Mo... If you are in good standing and have been a customer for 90 days they provide unlock codes for free and usually within in 24 hours
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Dude, so you are like stating something that like happened to some other dude, like, right?

I am perfectly chilled, thanks dude.
Yeah dude
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Except for T-Mo... If you are in good standing and have been a customer for 90 days they provide unlock codes for free and usualyy in 24 hours
Except when I asked them to unlock my Cingular 8800 so I could use it on T-Mobile. They weren't so helpful with that
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Did they end up doing it?
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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No, they can't unlock Cingular devices.

I was kidding when I asked them. Our account team was in and they brought me a T-Mobile one anyway.
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