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Old 05-23-2006, 08:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry if this is a stupid question, or if I missed in an FAQ someplace. I STFAd, but didn't find anything on the first few pages directed to an 8700c.

I have my unlock code from Cingular; how do I use it (the e-mail they sent me had no instructions in it)?
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1 Insert Cingular SIM into device

2 Power phone on and Turn off the radio (Turn Wireless Off option) VERY IMPORTANT.

3 Select xxx8220;Optionsxxx8221;

4 Scroll down and select xxx8220;SIM Cardxxx8221;

5 Type xxx8220;MEPDxxx8221;

6 Type xxx8220;MEP2xxx8221;

7 Enter the Unlock Code

8 Press enter

9 Reboot device. Device is now unlocked.


GOT THIS FROM unlocking an 8700c phone
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Old 05-23-2006, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. That worked (it now says "Security Disabled" on the SIM card page). I just constructed my search wrong.
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Sorry if this is a stupid question, or if I missed in an FAQ someplace. I STFAd, but didn't find anything on the first few pages directed to an 8700c.

I have my unlock code from Cingular; how do I use it (the e-mail they sent me had no instructions in it)?

I was just curious, how did you recieve your unlock code from Cingular?
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was just curious, how did you recieve your unlock code from Cingular?
i know you didn't direct the question to me but...all i did was call cingular and told them that i was going on a trip internationally and he said that he would submit a request for me. pretty simple and i got it within 48 hrs.
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i know you didn't direct the question to me but...all i did was call cingular and told them that i was going on a trip internationally and he said that he would submit a request for me. pretty simple and i got it within 48 hrs.
Did you have to pay any $$ for that?
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i know you didn't direct the question to me but...all i did was call cingular and told them that i was going on a trip internationally and he said that he would submit a request for me. pretty simple and i got it within 48 hrs.
Cool. Thats protocol. Customer in good standing for 6months, travelling overseas. Sometimes Care will hassle ya though. I was just curious if we unlocked it for ya or if you had to pay.
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was just curious, how did you recieve your unlock code from Cingular?
I called the international care number, told them I was going out of the country, and asked for it. No hassles at all, and I had the code within 2 hours.
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This doesn't work if you are former AT&T (BLUE) .... sucks
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Did you have to pay any $$ for that?
just the $100 and some change i shell out esch month for service
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I just got 8700c form Cingular Netherlands. How can I unlock it? Do you mean it would be possible over the international line?
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Default warranty void.

This is what i heard and appears to be true,

Even if Cingular gives away the code to unlock your 8700c note that the warranty is going to be VOID....

does this pose any threat ?? or is there any way you can get an manufacturer warranty post unlock say from cingular ?

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how would the warranty be void when you unlock a phone? there is no way thats possible...dont worry about that when unlocking.
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most phones say it will void your warranty to unlock the phone but none of them ever check if you have when thers a fault. I think its just to put people off from guessing the codes and getting a new phone when they lock it up completely because they guessed wrong.
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I just got my 8700c from Cingular. When I go to the Sim Card status screen, it already says SIM Card : Security Disabled.

Does this mean my phone is unlocked?
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I just got my 8700c from Cingular. When I go to the Sim Card status screen, it already says SIM Card : Security Disabled.

Does this mean my phone is unlocked?
No. It means the card is unlocked. Type MEPD and you'll get a list of personalization options. If it says "Network: Enabled" it's locked. If it says "Network: Disabled" it's unlocked.
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No. It means the card is unlocked. Type MEPD and you'll get a list of personalization options. If it says "Network: Enabled" it's locked. If it says "Network: Disabled" it's unlocked.
Hmmm... and what if it says neither of those? When I do that, mine says "Network: Active" (even with wireless turned off.) When I scroll down to that line and click the trackwheel, one of the options is "Enable Security" so I'm wondering if mine is unlocked?
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Rats, I thought it was too good to be true! I get Network: Active.

Oh well. Thanks.
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What, if any, are the benefits of an Unlocked phone?
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It allows you to use the phone with another carrier.

If you leave the country and want to use the phone with another sim card/company you can. Also if you decide to switch carriers here at home, your phone will work with the other company's sim card.

With a locked 8700c, my phone will only work on Cingular.
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