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Old 07-29-2006, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question regarding the T-Mobile BB 8700. I am a T-Mobile customer and have two lines. I am eligible to purchase two BB 8700s at a discounted price. My question is, is the T-Mobile 8700 locked to the T-Mobile network? I'm thinking of using the other 8700 to give to a family member as a gift, but the thing is he is on the Cingular network. Is the phone locked and if so, is it possible to get it unlocked to where a Cingular customer can use it? Sorry if its a stupid question. All and any help is appreaciated.
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If you pay full price T-Mobile will unlock it with no problems. Also if you have been with T-Mobile for a while (> 6-8 months) they will also unlock it for you. Just tell them you will be using the phone in Europe for a summer vacation and would like to use a prepaid card while overseas. You will want to call T-Mobile customer service to get this done. Good luck.
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Old 07-30-2006, 06:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 8700G,was locked onto Tmobile UK.Had it unlocked true a guy cold Hassan.So now i have an unlocked 87OOG!.His email is [email address] .Regards,succes!!!
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You don't need to pay to have a T-Mobile US BB unlocked.
Call Customer Care. Normally you must be in good standing with them for a certain period of time (like 6 months) and they will unlock it for free.
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Originally Posted by ceehjayem@gmail.com
I have a question regarding the T-Mobile BB 8700. I am a T-Mobile customer and have two lines. I am eligible to purchase two BB 8700s at a discounted price. My question is, is the T-Mobile 8700 locked to the T-Mobile network? I'm thinking of using the other 8700 to give to a family member as a gift, but the thing is he is on the Cingular network. Is the phone locked and if so, is it possible to get it unlocked to where a Cingular customer can use it? Sorry if its a stupid question. All and any help is appreaciated.
Amazon has a deal for a Cingular 8700c for $50 with a new service (i.e. new cell number). Go to:
Amazon.com: BlackBerry 8700c Phone (Cingular): Cell Phones & Service
or just search 8700c on Amazon's site.

Then you don't have to unlock it, but you don't get a black 8700 either.
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