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Old 03-21-2007, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK my uncle found a Blackberry 8700c in his cab and brought it home after waiting about 2 weeks no claimed it so its rightfully ours now, i would like to use it but there is a password locking the phone. Is there anyway to get past the password or completely reset the whole phone?
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

You may feel it is rightfully yours, (I guess 2 weeks is cabbie protocol to keep stuff?) but you'd showing a great of kindness to contact the carrier service (at least the one branded on the BB) and report it found. Look under the battery and you'll find a PIN # or the long IMEI # to give when you call.

Some poor soul might like back, you likely would if it were yours, I would pay the finder some fee if it were mine.

As far as it being unlocked, it is possible with a great deal of effort. Simply do a search of these forums and you'll find numerous threads of discussion on how to unlock the phone, remove any IT BES policies if present, claim the PIN with your carrier you choose, oh and how to get the BB unlocked from its present carrier, as well. Not to mention getting your setup completed, registering for service, getting a BB Data plan, etc. With voice and data, expexct to pay minimum $50-60 per month for service, probably more.

Have fun with your found free phone.
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Thanks, JSanders ill start searching.
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Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

.......contact the carrier service (at least the one branded on the BB) and report it found. Look under the battery and you'll find a PIN # or the long IMEI # to give when you call.
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I would hope that an attempt with the carrier is made prior to just taking it for your own. It's the decent thing to do, the device probably already has a temporary suspension of all services at this point anyways (LOST/STOLEN Block) but I'm sure the owner would appreciate it back.

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There's no owner information on the locked screen?

A good Blackberry user should always put something in Options->Owner and set a password.
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