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Old 03-09-2006, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently had a short trip to New Zealand and while my BB 7100g worked well for receiving calls thru the Vodafone NZ network, I did not get my e-mail. I figured this was due to the signal only being the lower case "gprs" rather than the "GPRS" that I get here in Los Angeles. Needless to say, as soon as I landed at LAX and turned the device on, I got the "GPRS" and about 70 messages hit me!

Since I was in Auckland for only a few days, I didn't spend time researching unlocking the device, but for future trips I'd like to know how to do that. Where can I go to find that info?

Also, should I consider getting a SIM card in the countries I travel to so that I can get my 7100g to work there in the same manner it does here?

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Old 03-09-2006, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't been to New Zealand with my 7100t but I've been to Mexico, Canada and Europe. Occasionally you may have to do a manual search to find a network that will give you GPRS. I usually have no problem with the auto feature but occasionally have had this problem. Also, sometimes just turning the wireless radio off then back on will fix this problem. Additionally, check with your provider to find out if your provisioning is all correct for the international roaming.
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I was going to recommend checking with your provider as well. I know T-Mobile boasts a very robust global presence, but you usually have to call them and let them know that you need to utilize international functionality...
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm heading out on a 7 day cruise through the Carribean. My phone is already unlocked (7100t with the Hong Kong CSL). Do you think T-Mo will suffice for coverage, or should I find a regional carrier. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hello. You've been banned once before for spamming. Trying to go for two?
Stop it.
GSMLocker has an awful reputation on this board. Stop spamming.
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Hey NJBlackBerry, is it possible for you to delete his posts without deleting the entire thread. Just a thought...
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I need help on how to unlock my 7100t locked on T-Mobile
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Have you called T-Mobile and requested an unlock code?
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ye, if you phone T-mobile UK and ask for a subsidy code - it will cost you 15 and it can be added to your phone bill. You must make sure your paid up though
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