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Old 07-29-2008, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I called ATT to get an unlock code for my pearl and said I would be traveling in Brazil and Costa Rica. They would give me one, but only if I add an international plan since they have coverage in that area.

What countries do I have to say I will be in (ie ATT doesn't have coverage), so I can get the code without them making me add the international plan?

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Adding the international plan would negate the purpose of unlocking your Pearl. Try calling back; AFAIK if you have been a customer for at least 90 days you should be able to get an unlock code. If all else fails, go to HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The World’s Cellular Repair Center for a reasonably priced unlock code.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Horizon is a great site and with ATT codes is usually 24 hours, 48 on the outside. Order in the morning during the week and you have a good shot getting it same day.
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What countries do I have to say I will be in (ie ATT doesn't have coverage), so I can get the code without them making me add the international plan?
You don't need to say anything. I have always requested the subsidy unlock codes without information provided except for the BB's IMEI.

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Adding the international plan would negate the purpose of unlocking your Pearl.
Not exactly. The two canserve similar purposes but international roaming versus inserting another carrier's SIM aren't the same thing. It's entirely possible to unlock an at&t BB just to use it domestically on TMO, for example.

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Not exactly. The two canserve similar purposes but international roaming versus inserting another carrier's SIM aren't the same thing. It's entirely possible to unlock an at&t BB just to use it domestically on TMO, for example.
Good point! I had (somehow) completely forgotten about about unlocking it for domestic purposes.
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Beyond using your phone on another carrier is there any other benfit to unlocking your BB?
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