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Old 11-28-2005, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm curious if anyone has used the 8700c on tMobile yet? If so, first and foremost, where did you get it?? Secondly, do the edge features work on our network? It is worth waiting for it on t mobile? I love the look, and though I love my 7290, this this is so great looking I cant wait to get my hands on it. Lemme know . . . .

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Old 11-28-2005, 06:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm curious if anyone has used the 8700c on tMobile yet? If so, first and foremost, where did you get it?? Secondly, do the edge features work on our network? It is worth waiting for it on t mobile? I love the look, and though I love my 7290, this this is so great looking I cant wait to get my hands on it. Lemme know . . . .

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Old 11-28-2005, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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depending how much i get paid this weekend i will be buying it and attempting to unlock it and attempt to put it on my tmobile account if not it will go up on ebay i will keep you guys posted
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I've been using my t-mobile SIM in an 8700c for over a month and it works great. Had some inital problems getting the browser service books but that works fine now too. Works with EDGE everywhere i've been that t-mobile has EDGE coverage.
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how did you get the 8700c unlocked the normal way or through bongo or did you actually contact tmobile or cingular to do it
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would cingular give up the unlock code? how would us desperate tmobile fans go about unlocking or using the 8700 with tmobile?
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Mine was given to me unlocked. Not sure if you'll have any luck getting it done through the normal channels.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I cingular had balls they would sell a bunch of unlocked units at an inflated price just to cut into TMO future sales.
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I cingular had balls they would sell a bunch of unlocked units at an inflated price just to cut into TMO future sales.

unfortunately it is all about getting the monthly revenue. the wireless companies dont care as much about the device revenue....
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mines is locked.. Is there anyway to get this unlocked?
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I just picked up my 8700c this evening, and it came unlocked (because it works for both the att "blue" sim as well as the cingular "orange 64k" sim), to check if yours is unlocked:

With Cingular theme go to:
settings -> options > advanced options
-> sim card and type the letters 'm e p d'

That will show a list of the locks. They should all show "disabled" for an unlocked device
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Mine reads:

SIM: Disabled
Network: Active
Network Subset: Disabled
Service Provider: Disabled
Corporate: Disabled
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have the same results as Nitty, Disabled for everything except Network. I take it my 8700r is "locked"?
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Where can I find an 8700 to buy in general?
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Mine all say disabled but network says active and mine is cingular locked. I tried my tmo sim no luck.
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Guess network active means locked.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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When I go to Advanced Options/SIM Card, I don't get an option to type anything. All that is on my screen is:
SIM Card: Security Disabled
ID: (long series of numbers)
Phone Number: (my phone number)

What does this mean? Am I locked or unlocked? And why don't I show "Network," "Network Subset" etc?

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Old 11-30-2005, 12:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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my unlocked 7100t shows Disabled for all setting except Network which reads Inactive
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So active means locked and inactive means unlocked.
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