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Old 01-03-2009, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a storm that i bought off someone for 175$ i was hoping to replace my scratched up storm but now the MEDI says its stolen so it cant b used...

Cant i try to get it unlocked?

If verizon gives me an unlock code for my original storm is it specific to a single blackberry storm or it can be used on the storm i just bought?

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Will horizonwireless still unlock it?

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unlock codes are specific to each Blackberry. They can't be used on any other one.
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Also, once the IMEI/ESN/PIN/what-have-you of a Blackberry is blacklisted as lost or stolen, I don't think it can be activated for data service.
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Will horizonwireless still unlock it?
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (hope is everything!)

Ask horizonwireless! They are the only ones who can really answer
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Will horizonwireless still unlock it?
Probably would have until you said it is stolen.
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Probably would have until you said it is stolen.
Agreed. Stolen device = out of luck.
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Knowing its HOT, I WILL NOT UNLOCK IT. Im sorry. I hate to turn away business, but i dont like this one bit. Some kid got this for Christmas, and now its gone. so sad.....
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I bought it off someone. . .

The idea that it was stolen didn't cross my mind since the price was so good i thought i had nothing to lose. Hopefully i can get my money back. =/
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Unfortunately, if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

I believe there are some Storms for sale in the Buy/Sell/Trade forum on here. You might want to check those out.
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I bought it off someone. . .

The idea that it was stolen didn't cross my mind since the price was so good i thought i had nothing to lose. Hopefully i can get my money back. =/
Just FYI Storm for $175 = Stolen. Contact the carrier using the device info you can get it back to the original owner.
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That's usually the first thought.
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Just FYI Storm for $175 = Stolen. Contact the carrier using the device info you can get it back to the original owner.
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I'm going to try and talk to this guy first... I'm expecting him to give me a hard time though.
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Wirelessly posted (you serious Clark?)

Where was it purchased at? Ebay?
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I'm going to try and talk to this guy first... I'm expecting him to give me a hard time though.
Hard time? Let see, give me my money back you sold me stolen property. My next call will be the police, your choice.
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Wirelessly posted (you serious Clark?)

Better bring a buddy.
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How could you expect a $175 storm to not be stolen?
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry Curve 8320)

I have the same problem with a 8320, I bought it in Miami and when I activayte the BB inmediately begin to receive mail from the old user, I've contacted by email and she told that she returned the phone because was broken, I discovered that the backlight of the keyboard don't work, I returned to the store and get a new 8320 (I hope it)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry Curve 8320)

I have the same problem with a 8320, I bought it in Miami and when I activayte the BB inmediately begin to receive mail from the old user, I've contacted by email and she told that she returned the phone because was broken, I discovered that the backlight of the keyboard don't work, I returned to the store and get a new 8320 (I hope it)
Your cell provider sold you a returned phone that was malfunctioning? Ouch, man would I be angry.
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