BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2009, 07:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Model: 9700
Carrier: tmobile
Posts: 59
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Purpose of unlocking a phone?

Please Login to Remove!

I see a lot of posts regarding unlocking the BB's. What are the benefits of having an unlocked phone? I have had a BB since the 7100T was introduced on Tmobile and now have an 8100 and never had to unlock them.

Just curious.

Bill
Offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
iPhone Convert
 
juwaack68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tulip City - MI
Model: iP5
OS: 6.0.2
PIN: to beans
Carrier: I'm not
Posts: 13,876
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 75 Times in 56 Posts
Default

Unlocking a phone allows you to use it on a different network.

So let's say you like the new phone/BB coming out from AT&T, but you're on T-Mobile. You can purchase the phone from AT&T (probably full price), unlock it, and use your T-Mo SIM card in it and use on the T-Mobile network.
__________________
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
Offline  
Old 09-01-2009, 08:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
callcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.545
PIN: UNLOCKED
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 50
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

In addition to the aforementioned...the main advantage is come resale time. An unlocked phone will work on many GSM networks, thus increasing the possibility of a sale, and therefore it is not restricted for use on just one GSM network.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

LAMBDA LS SUTTER INSTRUMENT COMPANY XEON ARC LAMP W/ FILTER
$1300.0
 LAMBDA LS SUTTER INSTRUMENT COMPANY XEON ARC LAMP W/ FILTER picturePolycom DMA 7000 E16S E16S001 Dell PowerEdge R620 2x GHz Xeon E5-2620 16 GB RAM
$1899.99
Polycom DMA 7000 E16S E16S001 Dell PowerEdge R620 2x GHz Xeon E5-2620 16 GB RAM picturePortwell Single Board Computer B9300324AB18820820 F21 Dual Intel Xeon 2.8GHz SBC
$499.0
Portwell Single Board Computer B9300324AB18820820 F21 Dual Intel Xeon 2.8GHz SBC pictureINTEL XEON E5-2450 SR0LJ 2.10GHz CPU (LOT OF 6)
$539.99
INTEL XEON E5-2450 SR0LJ 2.10GHz CPU (LOT OF 6) pictureINTEL XEON E7-8870 CPU SLC3E 2.40GHz/30M/6.40 (LOT OF 14)
$839.99
INTEL XEON E7-8870 CPU SLC3E 2.40GHz/30M/6.40 (LOT OF 14) picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.