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Old 05-23-2008, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't, but -

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Old 05-23-2008, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome thank you, they do have unlock code for the service the phone is under.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8310; The Juggernaut)

Horizon is reputable. .
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Only ones who specified "cable and wireless" others are just like.. "LOL YEAH WE CAN DO IT"
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I heard that if you contact carries and ask for unlock code they give it to you is this correct?
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Simple answer - sometimes. So will, some won't. Only the original carrier for the BB can give you the unlock code.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks bud I'd rather not pay lol
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lol - then you should not have bought a locked BlackBerry, bud.
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I'm saying thanks for giving me that info and the chance that I may not have to pay lol
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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gsmphonesource.com has been reliable for me--always quick service.
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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In the past I had a user who had an ATT BlackBerry. We got it unlocked for free by calling tech support and telling them he was going out of the Country...they emailed him the unlock code for free.
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if the BB was unlocked would the PIN be changed a well?
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No. Unlocking the BB for use on a carrier other than for which it is branded does not change the PIN. The PIN remains the same and stays with the device.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i bought me a 8830 but the PIN is still used by another person, how do i work around that? if i would apply for BIS, would my local carrier take care of that for me or is that my sole problem for buying a BB from a 3rd party vendor?
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You need to call the carrier that the phone is branded to and have them release the PIN.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I tried emailing Cable and wireless as well as calling them..

Email: I'm moving out of the country and requesting unlock code

Response: You have to talk to your carrier we can't do anything..

My Response: You are the carrier for this phone.

( no response )

When I tried to call it was busy all the time.. Can anyone help? I did order a code from horizon but I would like to get one from cable and wireless asap just so I dont have to wait..

And what does the pin do ? Is this going to be a problem not knowing it?
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it seems that the carrier dont want to release the PIN. so does that mean i cant get BIS on my bb?
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@ Pizza-- is your device branded to Cable & Wireless? Then yes, only they can provide the "free" carrier unlock.

@ jepock22-- If the carrier won't release the PIN for your use, then you will not have use of the BB for BIS at all, on any carrier. Your issue is not related to unlocking the device, I am not sure why you are posting your questions here, but so be it for now.
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Yes it is branded to cable and wireless but I just got an email saying -

Ryan,

Sorry, but we can not honor that request.

wtf do I do ;/
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