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Old 07-15-2005, 07:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Transferring 7730 to new owner in Hong Kong

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(Yes, I checked the previous threads but didn't find anything to answer my question - if I missed something, I apologize)

I use a 7730 on the '3' system here in Hong Kong. I know the unit is locked to use only on their network. However, I want to switch to a 7100 and planned to sell my 7730 to somebody who would then register it on '3'.

HOWEVER, '3' said that the 'owner' cannot be changed. Even if the new buyer wanted to register it on '3', they couldn't since (according to them), it's forever linked to me. That doesn't seem to make sense - they're not losing a customer. They guy there told me if I wasn't going to use it, I may as well toss it in the trash.

Anyway, I did see something here about carriers being able to 'deactivate' PIN and IMEI numbers which would enable another user to register the unit. Is that right? Is someone at '3' simply mis-informed? (it wouldn't be the first time!).

I don't know if internally, one carrier is the same as another...is it possible that there is something different with my carrier here compared to Carriers in the states, where it seems this practice is allowed.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 08-17-2005, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't answer your question but have you considered selling it with its data (and voice) plan then making a change of billing details?
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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have you made sure that the unit is locked, go to settings and then sim. type mepd and see if the network status is active or inactive. active meaning its locked. because if it isnt locked you won't have a problem at all selling it. if it is then i'm not sure if its worth unlocking it, since its going to cost you a 100 dollars to do it.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If '3' manages to do that and you absolutely want to get a 7100, talk to '3' again and splash the idea of taking your number and business to Vodafone. Vodafone offers the 7100x and is much cheaper than the 7100g that '3' offers.
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