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Old 04-12-2007, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought an 8800 from a Cingular store and decided that I wanted to get it unlocked for future European travel. I contacted Cingular customer service, and about 5 days later they called me with the unlock code. They said I should shortly receive an email with the instructions.

In the meantime, I looked in this forum for the directions, and how to determine if the unlock code really worked. I have done NOTHING on the phone yet.

I went to Options/Sim Card and it says "Sim Card Security Disabled"

Does this mean that the phone was unlocked when I got it?, or am I interpreting Sim Card Security Disabled to incorrectly mean that the phone is unlocked?

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Old 04-12-2007, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go into Options > Advanced Options > Sim Card
Type MEPD
Let us know what it says next to 'Network'.
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ID nnnnnnnnnn
Sim Disabled
Network Active
Network Subset Disabled
Service Provider Disabled
Corporate Disabled
Phone Number (my phone number)
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Quote:
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Network Active
That means your device is locked.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks.

Oh well, it didn't make sense to think it was shipped unlocked.

I guess I'll just wait for the directions from Cingular, or follow the ones posted somewhere in the forum. Are they fairly idiot proof?
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Are they fairly idiot proof?
Yes.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have just confirmed that it is indeed idiot proof

Worked perfectly, thanks
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sim security is when you lock your sim with a pin number.
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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im using an Airtel service bb pearl, does anyone know how to get this thing unlocked?
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Same as all other devices -- contact your carrier or use an unlocking service.
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