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Old 11-24-2008, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi,

just to let you all know i have unlocked my UK storm today and everything works on it.... internet, BIS, sms, email....everything.

it cannot be done remotely. i had to take it to a company in machester UK. to do it.. took them 55 secs to do it

pictures attached, will post better ones later...

please post your questions here...
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi,

just to let you all know i have unlocked my UK storm today and everything works on it.... internet, BIS, sms, email....everything.

it cannot be done remotely. i had to take it to a company in machester UK. to do it.. took them 55 secs to do it

pictures attached, will post better ones later...

please post your questions here...
Can you tell me what are the charges like? is it code based unlocking or something different? I would appreciate if you can share the contact details!!

My PIN is 252A75EB

cheers!

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Old 11-25-2008, 05:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you show it with a different SIM card in it.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sorry i see O2 at the top will it always have the vodafone logo on the main screen?
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry i see O2 at the top will it always have the vodafone logo on the main screen?
That is just a wallpaper
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hi,

i got it done via this company

DM3 in UK - Graham | Unlocking Nokia BB5 Phones

they are based in manchester

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27 moulton street
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they used the usb cable that comes with the storm. i presume its code generated to unlock it.

they charge 20 to unlock it and it took about 55 secs. and they unlocked 4 for me

hope this helps

thanks

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Thanks Ian,

this helps!!!
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Are you able to still use all the applications on it none of them are locked?
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Unlocking a BlackBerry is not like jailbreaking an iPhone. All the applications that currently work on the Storm will still work - unlocked or not.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If it is unlocked, how does your bis work? is it a esn or a imei?
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If it is unlocked, how does your bis work? is it a esn or a imei?
Depends if you are on GSM or CDMA
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Is there any place online to trust to unlock the blackberry storm or do you have to go into a shop?
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Is there any place online to trust to unlock the blackberry storm or do you have to go into a shop?
I am heading to these people in an hour to get my Vodafone Storms unlocked. They are local and use the same process IanC used to get his done. Also, they are in Miami and I do not have to worry about shipping.

dm3unlock.com (Sorry still can't post links)
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Depends if you are on GSM or CDMA
Rogers; GSM...

Im hearing alot of mixed results on the unlocking of the Storm...
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Are you able to still use all the applications on it none of them are locked?
hi mate

sorry about the delay been busy with my new unlocked storm,,,, only kidding... working really..

yes everything works great just as if it had been supplied by O2...

Ian
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A really big issue i have is that i go back to the States a lot and wanted to know is there a way to change the proxy on the email so that i can us email out there on one of their providers
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Crazy question can an update change the network the that the phone runs off of like being able to use the 3g network in the US
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (blackberry storm)

I got my storm unlocked in walthamstow London. It was done while I waited and has been working on o2 really well.
I am really impressed with the google maps application too
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I am all excited after getting my mum-in-law's unwanted storm upgrade.I am with O2 but want to use the storm. i tried a shop in Coventry who charge 25. i was concerned that all other apps like facebook, you tube etc wouldn't work. Also the navigation system. Can someone please give me peace of mind by confirming if they will work after unlocking and on O2.

Hopefully waiting.
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I am all excited after getting my mum-in-law's unwanted storm upgrade.I am with O2 but want to use the storm. i tried a shop in Coventry who charge 25. i was concerned that all other apps like facebook, you tube etc wouldn't work. Also the navigation system. Can someone please give me peace of mind by confirming if they will work after unlocking and on O2.

Hopefully waiting.
Will work, you will need a BlackBerry Data plan.
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