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Old 11-24-2008, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry for doubting you all, I have proof in my hand that it works on North America GSM Carrier. I had my VZW 9530 unlocked and inserted the AT&T SIM I have and viola, it shows AT&T under carrier and I was able to make a call. Once I get home I will insert my TMO SIM card, which I have in my 8320 and start using the Storm on TMO's network. I know you need proof, I will upload pictures once I get home. But take my word for now, it works, and VZW has the unlock code don't let them tell you otherwise.
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Wirelessly posted (@ 88 mph)

So they just gave you the unlock code?

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Did Verizon give you the unlock code?
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is what you need to do:


*Don't try this if you don't have the unlock code from VZW as random numbers will not work

1) Call Verizon, ask for blackberry global support, tell them you need the the unlock code to use a pre-paid sim card overseas, it is the truth for me.
2) With the VZW SIM inserted
3) Click on manage connections, select turn all connections off
4) Go to Settings Menu, Options, Advanced Options and then SIM Card.
5) Hit the menu button and select show keyboard
6) Type in mepd using the keyboard
7) Type in mep2 another screen pops up for the code,
8) Enter the code, remember you ONLY have 10 chances to get it right*
9) Press the enter key
10) A message will appear saying code accepted
11) Turn device off, remove VZW SIM card and pop any sim in
11) Turn the phone back on
12) Go to manage connections, select gsm and there you go
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (@ 88 mph)

So they just gave you the unlock code?
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Did Verizon give you the unlock code?
Yes to both questions
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (@ 88 mph)

Pictures, video,? How about an audio recording with Verizon giving you the unlock code for the storm! Just kiddn ;)
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I promise I will post multiple pictures later today with both an ATT SIM and a TMO SIM. Pictures of the service books from TMO, ..... the works.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Same with the 8830 i had. They prefer not to, you will have to accept a terms and agreement for charges occurred to your account and VZW has no liability in them.
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Heres a pic of the 9530 using a AT&T SIM-->

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just spoke to Global Support for Verizon and they claim they don't have unlock codes for the Storm. So not sure how people are getting this done. Any help here would be great since it would be nice to get this phone unlocked before I leave the next time I leave the country.
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just got off the phone with verizon. took all of 10 minutes to unlock. Tested with AT&T chip and works no problem
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (bb8320TMO)

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I just spoke to Global Support for Verizon and they claim they don't have unlock codes for the Storm. So not sure how people are getting this done. Any help here would be great since it would be nice to get this phone unlocked before I leave the next time I leave the country.
They told me the same thing first. Then I told the rep my friend got his unlocked. She said she'd look into it and call me back. You can imagine my surprise when she actually did. I told her is this a prank call, and I didn't believe her until she actually gave me the unlock code.
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pics with tmobile sim are a must now because if so im havin a tmobile storm !
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Wirelessly posted (bb8320TMO)

Give me a couple of hours and you'll have the tmo sim pictures along with pictures of service books and browser.
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pics with tmobile sim are a must now because if so im havin a tmobile storm !
If AT&T works T-Mobile will work!
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Here is the proof as promised. If you need more let me know. When I logged on TMO's BIS it asked me if I wanted to activate the new device, I said yes, then it pushed all the email service books to the new device. Piece of cake.
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Here is the proof as promised. If you need more let me know. When I logged on TMO's BIS it asked me if I wanted to activate the new device, I said yes, then it pushed all the email service books to the new device. Piece of cake.
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I also changed the TCP APN setting to wap.voicestream.com, everything seems to work (voice, email, and browser) but when I do a diagnostic test i get a "radio data activation: no" and the test stops. Any ideas??
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