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Old 01-20-2009, 06:35 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I tried this but this whole page of options came up... I don't understand how to "Go to Menu add your phone number" part....

Btw, I bought this global phone on Ebay from a seller who says it's unlocked. I popped in my SIM card and it says Activation Required at the top and it won't even read my SIM card... Is it even unlocked?
To remove activation required does not mater if unlocked or not dial ##000000 hit send button in the mobile directory number, erase numbers and put your number with area code. Hit the menu key and save. Phone will reboot. Your phone number will now be displayed.
As far as gsm not working have you changed network technology to GSM?

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To remove activation required does not mater if unlocked or not dial ##000000 hit send button in the mobile directory number, erase numbers and put your number with area code. Hit the menu key and save. Phone will reboot. Your phone number will now be displayed.
As far as gsm not working have you changed network technology to GSM?
Thanks! My phone is now rebooted but it's still not reading my SIM card. It read my company which is GCI Wireless. And I did switch the network technology from global to GSM/UMTS. Now it says Insert SIM Card at the top of the phone and SOS on my bar of signals. Please help me! THANKS! ps. does it matter if the phone is unlocked or not? Will I definately get the phone working successfully?
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If it's a Verizon phone and your not using it on Verizon then it needs to be unlocked.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:35 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Am I able to call Verizon and ask to unlock the phone for me even though I'm not a Verizon customer? thanks!
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No they wont unlock it for you if you are not a Verizon customer. It will take a lot of convincing to get them to unlock the phone. I recomend for you to go to ebay and look for people who offer it and check their customers to see if they had their phones unlocked. That is how I got my 8310 unlocked
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Thanks! My phone is now rebooted but it's still not reading my SIM card. It read my company which is GCI Wireless. And I did switch the network technology from global to GSM/UMTS. Now it says Insert SIM Card at the top of the phone and SOS on my bar of signals. Please help me! THANKS! ps. does it matter if the phone is unlocked or not? Will I definately get the phone working successfully?

Are you sure sim card is in properly? The gold side down not up. I have had some customers do this.
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Are you sure sim card is in properly? The gold side down not up. I have had some customers do this.
Yeah, I'm sure the SIM card is in correctly...
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Yeah, I'm sure the SIM card is in correctly...
Did you unlock the phone? If phone is not unlocked you can not use another sim card. Once it is unlocked you can use any sim.
Email if you need unlock code.
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hi mickrg123

i have activated my phone with the ##000000 trick but now its not reading my sim card. the phone is supposed to be unlocked, i bought it from a blackberry supplier in hong kong and i live in namibia. any unlock codes i can use to get my sim recongnized????? THANKS BRO.
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hi mickrg123

i have activated my phone with the ##000000 trick but now its not reading my sim card. the phone is supposed to be unlocked, i bought it from a blackberry supplier in hong kong and i live in namibia. any unlock codes i can use to get my sim recongnized????? THANKS BRO.
Make sure your connection are turned on. If this is a 9530 you need to have gsm turned on 9500 does not have this option. Do you know that the phone is not locked to supplier. Make sure sim is in correctly gold part down.
See if phone is reading sim hit options > advanced options > sim should see sim Id at top
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hey man. its a 9530. network technology - gsm/umts, data services is off, if i do what you told me to do under advanced options it says ' sim not recognized'. the strange thing is that under mobile network it says ' MTC NAMIBIA' which is the network i have but it doesnt give me signal. only SOS calls....is this strange?
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can u email me an unlock code? im desparete
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You'll have to buy the unlock code from a vendor such as Horizon Wireless - their link is in my signature. Each BlackBerry has a unique unlocking code.
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Calix just wanted to thank you for the #000000 ... solution, worked perfectly and the message was really anoying.
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the ##000000 dosen't work with telus or bell storm....aby other solution i really wanna get rid of this stupid msg...
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Jason, your soooooo awesome!! It worked immediately!!!! Thanks!!!



QUOTE=Calix;1224486]Here is how to fix this issue:

If you are using an unlocked Verizon Storm and have "Activation Required" on your home screen or your phone number displays incorrectly, Dial # # 000000 (Send). In the Menu add your phone number and select save. The device will reboot and activate.[/quote]
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Here is how to fix this issue:

If you are using an unlocked Verizon Storm and have "Activation Required" on your home screen or your phone number displays incorrectly, Dial # # 000000 (Send). In the Menu add your phone number and select save. The device will reboot and activate.

hi calix, i used that method to activate my BB STORM using T-mobile sim card, when we type our phone number lets say 312-xxx-xxxx...should we put "1" first? so that is gonna be 1312-xxx-xxxx.

This is because as soon as putted my phone number, the STORM rebooted, however, the phone saying "Invalid Simcard"

What should i do? thanks.
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the ## thing worked...thanks Mick.
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Here is how to fix this issue:

If you are using an unlocked Verizon Storm and have "Activation Required" on your home screen or your phone number displays incorrectly, Dial # # 000000 (Send). In the Menu add your phone number and select save. The device will reboot and activate.
Dear Calix,

I've just got my new Storm 9530 bought from ebay and also has the same problem with "Activation Required" text on the header. I just want to reconfirm on your suggestion to remove this with several questions:
1. Does ##000000 work for any GSM operators in any country?
2. When inputing my phone number, should I used +CountyCode (for example : +62xxxx for Indonesia's number)?
3. Do I have to do this before register the BB services or after?

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Seventy sixers put the phone number as 2125555555 then check Mobile Network Code on wikipedia. Is not the area or country code we use to dial, it's a different one.
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