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Old 06-13-2006, 05:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Adam at GSM Phonesource was successfully able to unlock my brand new, Cingular branded 7130c last night.

So for anyone who needs the device for use on another carrier, with a pre-paid SIM, or whatever. Have no fear. It can be done.
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice...
Someone PIN me if they can repaint one navy blue...I would be interested in a price quote. Unlocked + custom paint job = sexy BB
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So for anyone who needs the device for use on another carrier, with a pre-paid SIM, or whatever. Have no fear. It can be done.
I know this may have slipped your mind when you were having trouble with your 7130 - but do you think unlocking it may have been part of the problem you were having?

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Old 06-13-2006, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think he already returned it and got one that was working...
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I had issues before I unlocked it.
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I also got my 7130c unlocked by gsmphonesource.com

I got the code in about 1 business day. It seems weird to pay $40 bucks for 16 numbers, but there was no way that Cingular was giving it to me.
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I got mine at a Launch event, I doubt I can get it unlocked... I need to get my 8700c but can do that through cingular. Its been 90 days but I did just get a refurb replacement... hmmm....
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I also got my 7130c unlocked by gsmphonesource.com

I got the code in about 1 business day. It seems weird to pay $40 bucks for 16 numbers, but there was no way that Cingular was giving it to me.
Glad you got your code. Does Cingular ever give that code out? I heard stories that they give you the code as long as you have 3 months of good standing on your account and you need it because you are travelling abroad. I wonder if there is any truth to this...
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It can be ridiculous. Some people wait for a very long time. T-mobile hands it out like candy, but Cingular is very stingy. But this worked great, I highly recommend it.
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Yup. I've only had my 7105t for 2 months, but because I've been with T-Mobile for 3 years, I got my unlock code 2 days after I requested it and unlocked my BB in less than 5 minutes. Didn't even have to go through the hassle of explaining why I wanted it unlocked. And the best part is that I didn't have to mail off my BB somewhere and worry about it coming back damaged, and it was FREE
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Old 06-13-2006, 11:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7130/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

I came to Cingular by force. Everyone I know is on and now I use barely 300 minutes of non m2m minutes. I miss tmobiles unlock policy.
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So now that you guys have these unlocked 7130's laying around, anybody want to sell one?

TMO is just moving too slow on introducing this unit for me.
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