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Old 09-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just bougth a blackberry 8830 on ebay
i live in portugal.
some people say that i can unlock it some people say that is impossible to unlock the phone that is from alltel phone company can someone help me on this.

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If your device is Alltel branded, it is CDMA and cannot be unlocked. Only GSM devices can be unlocked for use on other GSM networks.
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The 8830 is CDMA and GSM.

f3rrar1 - have you tried putting a local SIM card into it? It may be unlocked.
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Oh well yeah then there's that... my bad, sorry

As a rule, CDMA devices cannot be unlocked, but the 8830 is a hybrid of sorts.
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