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Old 06-11-2007, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am aware that one can buy an unlocking code from a website which would unlock my T-Mobile Blackberry 8700g, however I was wondering if there was a way to get around having to pay for it. Reason being... I just recently activated a Blackberry 8700g on a T-Mobile data plan but I am come to realize that the Blackberry gets no service in my house, my work, and most parts on my college campus (even though the T-Mobile website said coverage was available in those areas). With that said, I would like to switch to Cingular/ATT Wireless. If I show up there this afternoon, with the Blackberry and tell them:

"Look, I recently got T-Mobile and it sucks and if you can unlock my Blackberry right here, I will immediately switch over to you guys and lock into a contract."

Would they be willing to do that, and would Cingular/ATT Wireless even be able to unlock a T-Mobile phone?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

-Josh
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, TMO can unlock a TMO phone. Or a company like Bongowireless. From what I've heard if you've been on the plan for 90 days with no payment issues, you can request an unlock and in most cases, they'll do it.
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want to unlock for free your carrier's your best bet. Unless you're with Rogers, as I understand it.

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...and just to clarify, you unlock from a carrier -- not to one. The point of unlocking is to remove the original carrier's restriction so you can use any carrier's SIM in the device.
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If you want to unlock for free your carrier's your best bet. Unless you're with Rogers, as I understand it.


...and just to clarify, you unlock from a carrier -- not to one. The point of unlocking is to remove the original carrier's restriction so you can use any carrier's SIM in the device.
thank you for the info. i bought an unlock code and my phone is unlocked
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