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Old 07-24-2008, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if anyone knows the unlocking procedure for an 8330 once I get my unlock code.

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Old 07-24-2008, 05:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to BlackBerry Forums.
Our FAQ, located at BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ has a ton of great information.

Including the unlock sequence - How do I unlock my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ

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Searching does wonders.....

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Old 07-24-2008, 06:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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[quote=CO_BBTechie;1031796]Searching does wonders.....



Thanks for the tip on searching....however...

Those instructions seem to be for a 8300 on the GSM network. As this is a 8330 cdma, it does not have the SIM card menu in the options. Hence why I asked the question.

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Mikey you are correct I have the 8330 it is a CDMA can't be unlocked. I know cuz I won the unlock code in first giveaway.. Couldn't use it so Horizon was gracious enough to give me a shiney new trackball instead!
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Guys, he's trying to unlock a CDMA device...
Hmmm...why is it that you can not unlock a cdma phone? My carrier is telling me that they can give me an unlock code so I can switch to another provider. Is this not the case?
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Sorry, the provider that I will be switching the phone to is also using the cdma network.
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Guys, he's trying to unlock a CDMA device...
Hmmm...why is it that you can not unlock a cdma phone? My carrier is telling me that they can give me an unlock code so I can switch to another provider. Is this not the case?
That is a totally different code provided by your carrier that takes your bb off their system... I suggest you call your carrier for futher follow up.
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Haha..fair enough. Actually I won this BB from Bell, but I am a current Telus user. Telus told me the BB would have to be unlocked (or unattached) from the bell network, so that they could hook on to it with their network.

My Bell rep said that he could also get it unlocked so that it would work on the Telus network. Can you not buy a BB directly from RIM and have it activated on any carrier as long as the network is supported by that carrier?
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That is a totally different code provided by your carrier that takes your bb off their system... I suggest you call your carrier for futher follow up.
Yeah, that is actualy what they are telling me that they can do. Is that different than unlocking it?

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You can unlock CDMA devices. It just doesn't do you any good, since other CDMA carriers will not allow "foreign" devices on their network.
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You can unlock CDMA devices. It just doesn't do you any good, since other CDMA carriers will not allow "foreign" devices on their network.
Actually both providers use the exact same network and even share towers with each other. Niether one of them said it woiuld be an issue.

I am just asking on here to be sure that I am not getting jerked around
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That is a totally different code provided by your carrier that takes your bb off their system... I suggest you call your carrier for futher follow up.
Yeah, that is actaly what they are telling me that they can do. Is that different than unlocking it?
Yes call your current provider... Get code but before u totally disconnect from them contact your new provider to verify first...
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BTW guys,

Thanks for all of the quick responses. Very impressive.
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Telus has a really strict policy of not allowing foreign devices on their network. I've yet to see proof from anyone to the contrary.
Thanks for the tip Mikey. If all goes well, I will be sure to post the results.
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Thanks for all of the quick responses. Very impressive.
Welcome and good luck! Let us know...
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Verizon allows it now at least the one in my town now bbs I have not seen but other phones from other providers I have seen them do gsm or cdma. So I am thinking if they buy telus it might happen but what do I know.
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