BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2006, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Model: 7100
Posts: 22
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default How can I tell if my 7100g is unlocked?

Please Login to Remove!

I obtained the 16 digit lock code from Cingular and followed the "unlock" instructions below. How can i verify that the phone is now actually unlocked without having to put in a SIM card from a different GSM carrier?

Scott

To Unlock:
1. Power phone on and turn off radio.
1. On the Home screen, click the Tools icon. The Options screen appears.
2. In the tools screen, select the Settings icon.
3. Scroll to SIM Card and select it. You should see the phone number and the SIM ID number.
4. Type ‘meppd’ to display the first five levels of SIM locking. T-Mobile uses network locking so the Network should display Active. All other states should display Disabled
5. Type ‘mepp2? to display the dialog box asking for the unlock code (Press the Alt + 2 key to get the number 2)
6. Input the SIM Unlock code (16 digits provided by carrier)
7. Press ENTER and reboot handheld.
Offline  
Old 01-03-2006, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Model: 8320
PIN: 242a22a7
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 408
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Did you receive a message stating that unlock was successful? If not, the easiest way, is to insert a SIM card from another carrier. You can probably swap one from a friend or co-worker to test it. Otherwise, call Cingular and see if there's way to know that the handheld is unlocked without inserting another carriers SIM. I would think that those disabled states would now show that they are active or enabled if unlocked but that I'm not sure about.
Offline  
Old 01-12-2006, 08:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Model: 7100g
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Who did you speak with in Cingular to get unlock code

I'm a Cingular voice service subscriber. I received 7100g as a present and want to unlock. I called up Cingular and the guy I spoke with told me that the model is too new and couldn't make the request in his system to get the code because 7100g is not in the list of models in the computer system. I suspect I was talking with the wrong person. Can you tell me who did you speak with and how did you make them give the code to you. I read from the forum that they would not give out the code. How long did it take them to give the code to you?

Thanks in advance
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright © 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM © and BlackBerry © are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.