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Old 07-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a quick question a company was getting rid of there blackberrys so i got a coulpe of them. They are cingular blackberry 8700c. My question is they are locked. If i plan on using cingluar with this cingluar phone do i still have to pay money to get the phone unlocked. seeing as that most people are getting theres unlocked to use a different provider of travel overseas and im not doing either of these. Could i call cingluar and they will do this for me?
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No. If you plan to use at&t, you do not need to get the unit unlocked.
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but the phone is locked when i turn it on. it says locked and asks for the password ive used 8/10 trys?
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After 10 tries it will wipe all of the previous user's data off and you can reset the password for you to use.
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The lock you're referring to is not the lock everyone else is. You're referring to a password, and any other reference to a lock is to a SIM lock.
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also when i try to text it says i need to set up a message service?
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After 10 tries it will wipe all of the previous user's data off and you can reset the password for you to use.
Is it really that simple to get it going???? I think once you have exhausted the 10 attempts at unlocking a device security option, you will have to call Provider's tech support to get a master reset code which will unlock the device and at the same time wiping out the device. . .
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also when i try to text it says i need to set up a message service?
Are you referring to SMS or email? if email, you need to sign-up for Blackberry plan and set-up BIS then you need to get Service Book sent to you device.
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also when i try to text it says i need to set up a message service?
Have you actually set up service for these phones yet?
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also when i try to text it says i need to set up a message service?
If you're trying to MMS you need a Blackberry data plan. If you're trying to SMS then contact your carrier and make sure that you're properly provisioned for SMS.

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Is it really that simple to get it going???? I think once you have exhausted the 10 attempts at unlocking a device security option, you will have to call Provider's tech support to get a master reset code which will unlock the device and at the same time wiping out the device. . .
Nope. It just wipes the device. The wipe, however, will not remove any IT policies.
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i am in the same boat now also, i bought a 8700g from craigs list and the bastard didn't tell me theres a password lock as soon as you turn it on, my bad for not checking....but what to do now?
he is not replying any of my msg's....abit fishy
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i am in the same boat now also, i bought a 8700g from craigs list and the bastard didn't tell me theres a password lock as soon as you turn it on, my bad for not checking....but what to do now?
he is not replying any of my msg's....abit fishy
Just hope that it hasn't been reported as lost or stolen. Can't be activated it that is the case.
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