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First of hello, I'm having a problem with my BB.

Basicially, I bought a Blackberry 9000 from a friend and when I insert my '3' Sim I get one of those 3 error messages. I also get a bit of signal for a few seconds, then it goes to SOS. The phone says its unlocked.

Also Im from England if that makes any difference.

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has this phone been unlocked?
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Yes, the phone has been unlocked. As every section is ticked as disabled on the sim card screen. Thanks
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When you startup the phone, what is the image that appears?
Does it have 3, or vodafone, or t-mobile etc?
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Theres no image whatsoever, sometimes theres a little '3' in the top middle of the screen. with a small triangle towards the bottom left of the 3 symbol?

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It sounds like its been unbranded using MFI (illegal) software, which can brick the phone.
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What does that mean? I'm not to clued up on all of this?

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It means theres nothing you can do to get it working.
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Nothing at all?
If i put it on 2g i get reception bars but get a message saying call failed?

Does that mean anything?

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So you only get the messages you mentioned when on 3G?
When on 2G, you don't get the messages, but cannot call.
Can you receive a call?
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Yeah sorry, I get those messages on 3G, Then when i swtich to 2g i get reception bars and next to them some arrows occasionaly, but cannot call or recieve calls.

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some googling gave me 2 options.

Its been unbranded using illegal software, and its screwed.

Its been blacklisted as stolen/lost, and its screwed.
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Jesus, so either way its now worthless?

and wont work?

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would appear so.
get your money back from your friend.
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Yeah I bloody intend too.

Thanks a lot for your help thought buddy
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no probs.
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