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Old 04-28-2007, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

So I got 8100 unlocked (i hope) it does say on the phone that it is from T-Mobile. However when I put my SIM card from Celcom Israel it shows invalid Sim Card.
How do I make sure this phone is really unlocked? My other phonce (not BB) will recognize the card.

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Go into Options / Advanced / SIM Card
Type MEPPD

The screen should show a list of items which should all read "Disabled". It Network is "Active" then it is locked. They all have to read "disabled".
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Go into Options / Advanced / SIM Card
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The screen should show a list of items which should all read "Disabled". It Network is "Active" then it is locked. They all have to read "disabled".
Thanks for quick reply..the NTWROK shows Active, everything else is deactive
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Hi there,

So I got 8100 unlocked (i hope) it does say on the phone that it is from T-Mobile. However when I put my SIM card from Celcom Israel it shows invalid Sim Card.
How do I make sure this phone is really unlocked? My other phonce (not BB) will recognize the card.

Thanks in advance
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Where you from in Israel??


I was in Holon (Outside Tel-Aviv)
in 1991 with the Army (Patriot Missie System) for 8 months.... Loved Israel!!!!!
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It's locked then..... Sorry....

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Network Active means that the phone is locked.
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Where you from in Israel??


I was in Holon (Outside Tel-Aviv)
in 1991 with the Army (Patriot Missie System) for 8 months.... Loved Israel!!!!!
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It's locked then..... Sorry....
No I am from Los Angeles, but I go to Israel on business three moths out of the year. I sure know the place you talking about.
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Network Active means that the phone is locked.
I got screwed on eBay?
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Contact the seller and tell him / her it is locked and demand a refund.....

We were in a peanut field somewhere in Holon... But it was only a few min drive to Tel-Aviv.... We also had a company in Haifa....
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Contact the seller and tell him / her it is locked and demand a refund.....

We were in a peanut field somewhere in Holon... But it was only a few min drive to Tel-Aviv.... We also had a company in Haifa....
I did, this seller is a nightmare to deal with. But I will get my money back
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I did, this seller is a nightmare to deal with. But I will get my money back
Did you pay credit card or Paypal??

If so, dispute the charges if it was advertised as unlocked...
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I got screwed on eBay?
You are not the first.
You won't be the last.

At least it works. Some don't.

You can always have it unlocked cheaply....
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You are not the first.
You won't be the last.

At least it works. Some don't.

You can always have it unlocked cheaply....

How do I unlock it? Where? HELP!!!!!
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Or contact GSMPhoneSource.com; they've always worked for me.
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Or contact GSMPhoneSource.com; they've always worked for me.
Thanks for the help guys
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