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Old 10-16-2007, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been browsing the threads here and I am still a little hesitant.

I am looking at the possible purchase of a used AT&T BB Curve that is unlocked. I have been a TMO subscriber for almost 2 years. Is there a downside in doing this?

My 8700g is currently locked. I have the original box and manuals. Would the unlock code appear anywhere in my documentation?

Other than a 3rd party unlock source or from TMO directly is there any other way to get the unlock codes?

I am planning on a trip to Baja, Mexico in December and I understand it would be wise to UNLOCK my phone.

Looking from some help from people smarter than I.

Thanks!!!
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The unlock code is not found anywhere in the documentation.
There is no downside to using an unlocked AT&T Curve on T-Mobile, but you can not change the branding (screens that come up)...

Why do you want to unlock a BB to go to Mexico?
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I was told I would get broader/better coverage using an unlocked BB traveling in Mexico. I am heading to Cabo San Lucas. I have never been there with a Blackberry.

Perhaps a better question would be, other than changing carriers without changing equipment, what are the benefits of unlocking a phone?

Thanks for the quick reply!!
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OH, I know one BB user around here who went to Cabo about a month ago, and we have never heard from him again.

Be careful.
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I was told I would get broader/better coverage using an unlocked BB traveling in Mexico. I am heading to Cabo San Lucas. I have never been there with a Blackberry.

Perhaps a better question would be, other than changing carriers without changing equipment, what are the benefits of unlocking a phone?

Thanks for the quick reply!!
I have *never* heard of getting better coverage when using an unlocked BB. Unless you are switching carriers, in which case your e-mail won't work.

There are no other benefits.
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