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Old 08-22-2006, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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upgraded BB to Cingular SIM from AT&T.
Cingular tech even furnished the 16 digit sim unlock code.

How do yuo get the unlock code into the device?? even stumped store techs

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Old 08-22-2006, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Using the http://www.blackberryforums.com/search.php function, I found these instructions:

How to SIM Unlock the device:
1. Go to the "Tools" screen
2. Select "Settings"
2. Select the "SIM Card" option
3. Type MEPPD
4. It should then display a list "SIM, Network, Network Subset, etc..."
5. To select "Network" type MEPP Alt-2
6. It should then ask for the code
7. Enter the unlock code
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Default thanks NJ.... but

i got to step 4 . no luck with MEPP Alt-2
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Bummer. I found another thread in another forum with identical instructions.

Warning! The Wireless Mode MUST BE OFF before performing the given SIM Unlock instructions in order to avoid causing the device from becoming defective.

How to turn Wireless Mode Off:
1. Scroll to the Airplane Icon (Turn Wireless Off.)
2. Press Select.
3. Wireless Mode will turn off.
4. REMOVE the SIM card
5. Power On the Device (Put the Battery back in)

How to SIM Unlock the device:
1. Go to the "Tools" screen
2. Select "Settings"
2. Select the "SIM Card" option
3. Type MEPPD
4. It should then display a list "SIM, Network, Network Subset, etc..."
5. To select "Network" type MEPP Alt-2
6. It should then ask for the code
7. Enter the unlock code

Make sure you are pressing ALT-2 properly.
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this is a BB7210
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You Posted In The 7100 Discussion Forum
You Posted In The 7100 Discussion Forum
You Posted In The 7100 Discussion Forum
You Posted In The 7100 Discussion Forum

I Gave You The Instructions For A 7100.
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Default sorry NJ dont see a 7200 section

also when i do ALT MPED in the SIM card option under tools

SIM - Diabled
Network - Active
Network Subset - Diabled
Service Provider - Disabled
Corporate - Disabled
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It's called General BlackBerry Discussion.

Network Active means it is locked.

Search for the unlock instructions on the forum please.
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Here is a copy of the Instructions that I got from Cingular. Sorry it is slightly truncated buy you get the idea:

BlackBerry device running handheld software version 3.7.1

For the device to display the software version, select "Options" then "About"

Step
Action

1
Insert Cingular SIM into device

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

3
Select "Options"

4
Scroll down and select "SIM Card"

5
Hold down <ALT> and type "MEPD"

6
Hold down <ALT> and type "MEP2"

7
Enter the Unlock Code

8
Press enter

9
Reboot device. Device is now unlocked.




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BlackBerry device running handheld software version 3.8/4.0

For the device to display the software version, select "Options" then "About"

Step
Action

1
Insert Cingular SIM into device

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

3
Select "Options"

4
Scroll down and select "SIM Card"

5
Type "MEPD"

6
Type "MEP2"

7
Enter the Unlock Code

8
Press enter

9
Reboot device. Device is now unlocked.
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Thanks a bunch.

Hope you have a great deer season!!!

I'm done

make that Duck Season... i guess i'm excited!!
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