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Old 08-22-2008, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK i got the phone unlocked by doing a 10 wrong passwords..... and im able to get into the phone now but it says invalid sim card..... please tell me i didnt buy a phone that wont work with me sim card im in bad need of a phone. its a At&t wireless and i have a older cingular simcard...... but it should work right? or do i need to go get a newer simcard from At&t???????
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The device had a password on it and you wiped it to get in to be able to set a new password. However, that's much different than a "sim unlock." Use the link below to determine if your device is "unlocked."

How do I determine if my BlackBerry is "unlocked"? - BlackBerryFAQ

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Old 08-22-2008, 01:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there isnt anything on that faq page :(
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try it again.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok so i guess its locked to at&t wireless..... i have a cingular simcard which is now At&t... shouldnt this work as being unlocked??? or do i need to buy a unlock code or would it be easyer to get a new sim car from at&t??
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ok i looked at the ebay listing and it says :::GOOD BLACKBERRY 7280 Cell Phone PDA CINGULAR AT&T
Old AT&T, not Cingular or new AT&T.......... so i need to unlock it to new at&t?
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If it's an old cingular card it may not work. I've seen several posts about the older ones not working in a BB. I know when I got my BB they updated me to a new sim card automatically. You may need to go in to AT&T and get a new card.
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so they will give me a new sim card even though i bought this on ebay but i have a at&t account?
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so they will give me a new sim card even though i bought this on ebay but i have a at&t account?
They may not charge you for a SIM if you talk nicely to them. The want you as a happy customer with a working phone.
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ok but my main question is does this phone need to be unlocked or will the new simcard fix it???
i put m wifes sim card in and its a cingular sim card as well but its still wont wrk so im hopeing all i need is a new at&t card but still worried i need to have the phone unlocked cause it says "old at&t in the ebay advert"

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It may need unlocked. Because I know AT&T wants people off the old network. They want you on the new SIM card. Worst case you are looking at $15 through our forum sponsor. HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The Worlds Cellular Repair Center
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The blackberry is from the old att not the new att mobility it will need to be unlocked. New sim will do no good until it is unlocked
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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ok my next question is im playing around with it now and messing with the setting and the ringer is so quiet i cant hardly hear it. im afraid to unlock it if the speaker is bad in it is there anyway to find this out before i unlock it? itve changed ringtones and even put it on loud setting still really quiet...
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where is it 15.00 on the site ive looked and all i see is durect unlock for 22.00....... does this mean they will email me the cod or how does this work i cant wait around for them to mail one to me
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where is it 15.00 on the site ive looked and all i see is durect unlock for 22.00....... does this mean they will email me the cod or how does this work i cant wait around for them to mail one to me

It really doesnt take that long. Its about 24 hours to get the code for that unit. just look for our banner, or click it in someones signature and we'll get on it right away
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The discount unlocking link is in my signature.
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