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Old 04-28-2007, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All,

Long story short I was in the park today and found an 8100 that someone had lost. The battery was dead and the phone has sustained some slight cosmetic damage. It's a T-Mobile device and I was wondering if it could be unlocked with the SIM disabled? I use Cingular and currently have an 8700. I would like to change over and use the Pearl if possible.

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Old 04-28-2007, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Report it to T-Mobile as lost and try to return it to the owner.
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, turn it in and do the right thing. If the owner reports it as lost, then it will most likely be useless anyway.
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it will be useless for you , because the IMEI number will get blacklisted by T-Mobile. this means, that pearl will turn into a nice paper weight....


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Hey All,

Long story short I was in the park today and found an 8100 that someone had lost. The battery was dead and the phone has sustained some slight cosmetic damage. It's a T-Mobile device and I was wondering if it could be unlocked with the SIM disabled? I use Cingular and currently have an 8700. I would like to change over and use the Pearl if possible.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i agree to turn it in, let it be refurbished as a replacement model for someone who has a warranty or an insurance plan.

i totally dislike your moral and ethical stance if you want to unlock and use the phone.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's the wrong thing to do. But we can't stop you.

In fact, I think this message thread should be locked.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Is this what you'd want happen to your blackberry if you lost it?
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just take it to t-mobile, see what they say...you could just say you bought it off ebay or something
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You remember that saying...

"finders keepers, losers weepers", don't you guys?

And come on, with that lame story he probably just stole it.
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The same think kind of happened with me, except the fact that mine was thrown out the car window, had NO sim card, and was at a factory reset, so I kept it and now it's my camera
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