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Old 02-16-2011, 06:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello im from the uk and currently own a blackberry curve 8250 thats locked to orange. i want to unlock it to o2 and was wondering how to go about it i know i need an mep code and you guys use horizon but do they do uk phones to?

if so how long does it usually take to generate the code and are they trusted?

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Did you look at the top menu on the forum....BlackBerry Forums Support Community - Unlock Your BlackBerry!! follow the links, and see if they serve the UK? I don't know if they do or not, but that's the quicker way to an answer rather than waiting for an one here.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ira, that's our unlocking, not horizon by the way.

OP, if you have a friend on Orange who has been with them for sometime, you may be able to get them to ask Orange for the unlock code. [May or may not be free]
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Yep, I knew it was service by the website, but page says it is in partnership with Horizon......and at any rate, if the blackberryforums.com service serves the UK, then that give the OP one option.

Your suggestion is a good one, too.
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well does horizon not service the uk i cant see it on their website but i thought you guys would know as they sponser the site or w.e.
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We are users just like you. I assumed Horizon or the blackberryforums.com service would tell you up front what markets they serve. But a BlackBerry is a BlackBerry, I believe, so if they take your payment they'll be able to supply the code, or your money back. Someone will correct me it I'm wrong.
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ok well i rang orange and they wouldnt do it for free.

ive paid for the code from the link provided and was wondering how is the code sent to me?
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i dont know

i used the link aiharkness posted

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is that you guys or not?
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No its not.
You will be sent it via email I believe.
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well theres so many links out there and websites you dont know who to trust and as that one is actually associated with the site i trusted it more.
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the link I posted is a copy and paste from the forum in the menu at the top of the page. It is a service provided by blackberryforums.com, as MidnightDraven pointed out. The page immediately following the link says the service is in partnership with Horizon. For what it's worth.
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ok thanks. they said within an hour but i still havent received it...looks like ive been had then
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You've not been had. The forum owner is username Tom. If you are concerned PM him.
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ok thanks, has anyone here actually used that link before for unlocking?
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i got the code its saying code error please wait

i knew it wouldnt work what a con
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If it doesn't work, email them, they will be happy to refund you.
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Yep, calling them a con before they've had a chance to make it right doesn't make you look good.
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sorry guys it was just the way it was being dealt with also.

taking a long time to reply to emails etc i was obviously getting worried.

the code didnt work first time round but i was sent another program that retrieved the phones mep and imei number which i sent back and they generated me a new code which did work..

got there in the end!
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What's a long time? You must have bought the code sometime in the afternoon my time, and it's early evening now? My thought is you have nothing to complain about.

At any rate, glad you are fixed up now. Welcome to the group.
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