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Old 05-01-2007, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw someone had sent an email to [email address] to request a code and got one, so I did the same. Just sent them the following:

Phone - Cingular Blackberry Pearl 8100
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Cingular Account #

Then I added a little paragraph explaining I had been a Cingular customer for a while and was traveling out of the country for business and needed a code. I sent that on April 17th. I got a response email on the 23rd saying thanks for the inquiry and that they will request the unlock code for me from Blackberry and will give it to me as soon as it's available. (Confused, because I thought they came from the provider, not the manufacturer.)

Then today I got an email with my unlock code and my IMEI to verify it was correct when I sent it. Also included step by step instructions on how to unlock. The code worked perfectly the first time and now I'm good to go.

Just thought I'd pass it on for others. The emails go to a NCCS-Subsidy Unlock Group. I have no idea what that is, but they worked for me!
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nice to hear ... now if only rogers does this.. they refuse to unlock ....
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I did the same thing but instead of emailing them i called Cingular instead. Worked perfectly.
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I emailed the same address. My pearl is now unlocked.
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I did the same way with T-Mobile and told them that I was leaving the country for awhile. They sent my unlock code three days later.
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I did the same way with T-Mobile and told them that I was leaving the country for awhile. They sent my unlock code three days later.
What's the tmobile email address to write to?
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you unlock and go to Europe and change into a new simm , can you still get your email through BES?
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If you unlock Pearl, go to Europe and change simm card, can you still get your email form BES?
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Just can't get it to work

goty all the info from Cingular..no problem BUT in the instruction they say optios-> advance options->SIM Card _> then type MEPD and here the problem starts..wehn I go to SIM CARD the screen has no type field..it has an I.D. number and my phone number ..that's it
what am I missing here

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goty all the info from Cingular..no problem BUT in the instruction they say optios-> advance options->SIM Card _> then type MEPD and here the problem starts..wehn I go to SIM CARD the screen has no type field..it has an I.D. number and my phone number ..that's it
what am I missing here

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just type it like it says , is a hidden option that will pop up then
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hi,how long it takes to responde to the email?
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Question, is the email address in the first post blocked? I can still see it but somebody told me it was blocked by admins. Didn't know if maybe I can see it because I started the thread.

Also, if it is blocked, any reason for it? Is this breaking some rule I'm not aware of?
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Cool idea

Just hung up with Cingular customer service. I have to go to europe for my company and will use alternate carrier. This saves me having to rent a phone as I have done before. Thanks for the post
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i sent the same info and they told me that they needed more info and that i had to call customer service
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i sent the same info and they told me that they needed more info and that i had to call customer service
The same thing happened to me. I called customer service and after talking to three people they told me I would get an email with the unlock code. (Nobody at any point was saying "no" to my request. The first person just wasn't familiar with what you had to do and incorrectly transferred me to an international department.)

The next day I got an email with the unlock code.
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Ok, so I have the unlock code from the Cingular person on the phone... but now what do ido? Mine is a 16 digit number...


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Old 05-30-2007, 11:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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called cing, told them i go out of the country a lot and needed it unlocked...they told me it could take 5 business days..they called me the next day with the unlock code and gave me the instructions
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Ok, so I have the unlock code from the Cingular person on the phone... but now what do ido? Mine is a 16 digit number...


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1 Insert Cingular SIM into device

2 Power phone on and Turn off the radio (Turn Wireless Off option) VERY IMPORTANT.

3 Select "Options" and then "Advanced Options"

4 Scroll down and select "SIM Card"

5 Type "MEPD" (multitap means this will be typed in [M] [ER] [OP] [OP] [DF])

6 Type "MEP2" (multitap means this will be typed in [M] [ER] [OP] [OP] alt [TY])

7 Enter the Unlock Code

8 Press enter

9 Reboot device. Device is now unlocked.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:52 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I disabled my signal and went through all the steps but there is no where to put in MEPD or MEP2. it says Security Disabled at top what does that mean?
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I just sent an email requesting an unlock code. Thanks for the tip.
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