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Old 06-20-2007, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I put in my SIM card for my local carries and it still says Insert SIM Card. Does this mean my curve is locked? How can I tell for sure?
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go to options -> advanced options ->SIM Card and see if it says Security Enabled at the top. If so, then its locked
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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go to options -> advanced options ->SIM Card and see if it says Security Enabled at the top. If so, then its locked
It simply says SIM Card: NO VALID SIM CARD. I do have a valid SIM card properly seated in it. THe SIM card works fine in my other phone.

Any idea?
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is not how you check to see if a BB is locked. No valid sim card usually means it's locked. You can check by going to Options >Advanced Options >Sim Card. then type M E P D on the screen (you won't see anything on the screen while you are typing.) It should show a list of items. Next to "Network" it should say Inactive or disabled (I can't remember which) if it's unlocked. If it's locked it will say "Active."
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To know if its locked is very simple

once in the sim card menu

hold down the ALT key and type in MEPE, if a box pops up asking for a MEP code your phone is locked
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Why is the lock issue such a big deal? I asked AT&T (Cingular) for the unlock code and instructions yesterday. It arrived today via email....Free....No problem.
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It's a big deal because you have to be a customer of cingular in order for Cingular to give you the unlock code for a Cingular device. Cingular can't give an unlock code for a TMo device. So if I, a Tmo customer, were to buy a Cingular/ATT Curve Cingular wouldn't unlock it for me. TMobile can't unlock it for me. What do I do now? That's where services like Adam at GSMPhoneSource come in.
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It simply says SIM Card: NO VALID SIM CARD. I do have a valid SIM card properly seated in it. THe SIM card works fine in my other phone.

Any idea?
I had the same problem when I first received mine. I took out the sim and had to re-insert a couple of times and then it worked......
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