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Old 11-15-2004, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Unlocked 7100t and Cingular

Just got an unlocked 7100t, slipped in the SIM card, contacted Cingular, asked for the data plan, asked them to take control of the IMEI number and everything went extremely smoothly.

I was concerned that I would have some resistence, but it never happened.

I was impressed.


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Old 01-15-2005, 03:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I read your posting on unlocking your 7100t and switching to Cingular. Are you able to use the browser, send and receive emails and text messages with your 7100t? I hate tmobile service and am considering switching after my contract runs out, but I like my phone.

Did you do the unlocking of your phone yourself?

Thanks for any advice.
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Default My problems with an unlocked TMO 6710 on Cingular

My experience started out very similar. I bought a 6710 that was on TMO service, got the unlock code and then regestered it on Cingular. Everything worked great for a few months until I stopped getting any emails and my replies weren't going out from the device but the web client could send emails. Turns out that although the device was unlocked TMO went back and found that my messages (email) was still going through thier router(?) and blocked it because I was not a subscriber for data.
Cingular could not do anything about that, or would they support me because that phone was never a cingular type of phone.

Be prepaired that is things start going wrong to stand in the cold alone :(
Sorry, I hate to be down about it. But I got the shaft and had no where to turn to except to get pissed at Cingular for not giving a good customer of 3yrs a btter price on a new BB than a brand new customer straight off the street. So I dropped Cingular for Nextel (great promotion via our work account) but will go back to Cingular as soon as they get the 7100g

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Dave,

The night I got connected on Cingular, they created an account for me. All of my email on my blackberry comes through my myCingular.bb.net email address. So I can manage the inbox accordingly.

If TMO tries to reclaim the phone on their service .......



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can anyone help me unlocking a tmobile 6710...???
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Dave,

The night I got connected on Cingular, they created an account for me. All of my email on my blackberry comes through my myCingular.bb.net email address. So I can manage the inbox accordingly.

If TMO tries to reclaim the phone on their service .......



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John,

I apologize if I sound rude but you're actually lucky to have gotten that done... normally it's rather hard to accomplish. Also you can technically activate ANY GSM phone on the Cingular network but the bottom line is that it was not meant to work for Cingular so it may work now and for a short period of time but you WILL have issues with it in the near future.

There has been many instances where european travelers bring their unlocked phone from their carrier in europe and activate it on the Cingular network. No problems setting up the account as it is a GSM phone and Cingular is currently using GSM. The disadvantage to this is that not all your features will work. For example, you may be able to get online, download apps, send and receive e-mails but you may not have as good service as a user who is using a Cingular branded phone. Theoritically you would think that GSM phones are GSM phones and that is partcially true in the sense that you will have the same features but you may not be able to access everything, if you're lucky, your device will work 70% of the time.

Hardware is the same but the software is not and because it's not programmed to work on Cingular you are going to encounter many issues. However, you could contact BB and send them your phone and have them update your software to work on the Cingular network.

I was in Taiwan a few weeks ago and I used both my unlocked Sony S710 and my 7100G however, I did not work as well as I had expected. It scuks but that's just the way things are. I hope you continue to have success with your unlocked phone.
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John,

If you have Cingular BB plan then your BB e-mail address should be "username@mycingular.blackberyy.net"... I know that BB users from Maine straight down to Florida uses that e-mail not the one you discribed. It may be something new... have you been able to log on the BWC?
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Unlocking a T-mobile 7100t... can anyone do it?
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Unlocking a T-mobile 7100t... can anyone do it?
You can do it.
If you've been with T-Mo for at least 90 days and your account is in good standing, just e-mail them and ask for the unlock code for your device.
They provide it free of charge.
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I just unlocked my 7100t yesterday and signed up for Cingular. The port and switch took about 2.5 hours total, but so far so good! Everything works, and the phone has a host of new symbols and stuff now that it is on Cingular's network...I need to look at the manual to decipher the symbols (little triangle in the upper right hand corner?)
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