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Old 12-05-2009, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it easy to unlock a BlackBerry 8230? What would you all recommend ? Where is a good place to buy and unlocked one online?

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The 8230 is a CDMA device. Unlocking might not be useful...
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The 8230 is a CDMA device. Unlocking might not be useful...

What does that mean? Why is it different from other Blackberrys?

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I am not even sure where to begin.
Where did you get the BlackBerry?
What carrier did it come from?
What carrier are you trying to use it on?

According to your profile, Tigo is a GSM carrier - a CDMA based 8230 will not ever work on a GSM carrier.

The majority of the world's mobile networks use a technology called GSM.
Others (primarily in North America) use CDMA.
The BlackBerrys are not interchangeable.
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There are no GSM BlackBerry 8230's?

You're right, we are looking for a BB pearl flip (pink) in GSM unlocked for my wife who just lost hers. The other model is apparently discontinued.

Are there any other clam shell BB's? Or others with a covered keyboard?

Thanks for your help!

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The GSM Flip BlackBerry is the 8220.
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