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Old 11-04-2008, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i want a bold but im hesistant to buy one if i cant unlock it and use it on tmobile. does anyone know if you could unlock them and if so how ? thanks in advance
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Yes, they can be used on T-Mobile once unlocked, but be warned: you don't get full functionality. Getting the Blackberry built-in browser and MMS may not be possible because T-Mobile doesn't have the necessary service books to sent to your Bold.

Unlocking requires you to purchase the unique unlock code from a vendor who supplies them. Check out Horizon Wireless for the best service. Or you can simply buy a Bold from them, already unlocked. I'm using one from Horizon now on AT&T. It's an unlocked Rogers unit and functions perfectly!
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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And you won't get 3G on T-Mobile.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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will UMA work?
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will UMA work?
what is UMA? is that a fancy way of saying wifi?
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Unbelievable.
Yes, UMA is a fancy way of saying WiFi.

Unbelievable.

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will UMA work?
No - it is an AT&T branded device, and it won't work on T-Mobile's UMA network.
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If you can get the code from ATT (have a friend put his sim in the Bold) and call cust service, you can get the number. Once you have the number follow the steps here: www (dot) exilliance (dot) com
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If you can get the code from ATT (have a friend put his sim in the Bold) and call cust service, you can get the number. Once you have the number follow the steps here: www (dot) exilliance (dot) com
Those steps are listed in the FAQ's at this site. How does that change the fact that you will not be able to use the native BB browser or MMS until TMO gets the device and service books?

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