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| | Unlocked Blackberry with (International) Sim Cards
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I hate that my first post here is a beg, but there's no getting around it.
I am pretty much an eejit when it comes to mobile devices, so please forgive my utter ignorance on the workings of the BB.
The Background: While in Los Angeles recently, I purchased an 8100 (Cingular). When I returned home to North Carolina, coverage was sketchy at best (the phone kept showing "No Service" and "Searching for Network"), so I've sent the phone back.
The Situation: Meanwhile, I've bought an unlocked 8100 on ebay (thinking I'd use a sim card for a company with better coverage in my area). Phone looks great, but I can't seem to call up any network other than Cingular. The two sim cards I've inserted have been Vodafone (Australia) and T-Mobile (UK).
The Beg: Can anyone suggest why neither sim works, or what I need to do to get the Blackberry to recognize the cards? I know that it's reading them, because the messages stored on the sims are accessible. But it still gives the only available network as Cingular. Does this mean that the phone is actually not unlocked?
Would appreciate any help on this.