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Old 08-15-2007, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I follow the guide to check whether my Sprint 8830 is unlock or not
How do I determine if my BlackBerry is "unlocked"? - BlackBerryFAQ

I have the sprint sim card in there and saying my netowkr is still active. What is yours?

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Old 08-15-2007, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Sprint 8830 is unlocked, regardless of what that screen says.
The link you posted doesn't really apply to hybrid devices, such as the 8830.

It's unlocked. Don't worry about it
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Old 08-15-2007, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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voice services are unlocked, i.e. the device will work with any GSM card OUTSIDE the U.S. (And i think outside North America). But in order to get BB service if you are traveling overseas you need to contact sprint, switch to the global data plan, and make sure that you have been switched
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New BB 8830 from Sprint will NOT be sim-unlocked - PinStack.com - Blackberry Forums

I was looking at this post and people are saying 8830 is not unlock. Any ideas?
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New BB 8830 from Sprint will NOT be sim-unlocked - PinStack.com - Blackberry Forums

I was looking at this post and people are saying 8830 is not unlock. Any ideas?
It's unlocked. There's nothing to debate about.
The post you referenced was from June. I don't even think the Sprint 8830 was released when that post was made.
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hi im with telus and my 8830 says unknown

Sim unknown
network unknown
network subset unknown
service provider unknown
corporate unknown

so what does that mean?? and how do i get it to tell me what it really is? and if i call telus will they unlock it for me. I payed full price for the 8830
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hi everybody.
penguin3107 I just to buy one BB8830 from sprint, I'm not gonna use in USA I need it to use with Telcel in Mexico is a gift for my son.I put in sim card from Telcel but is not work, it get signal but I can't make calls.Do you think it really works??
I apprecciate you help.
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Old 09-20-2007, 04:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can not use the 8830 on GSM in North America. The 8830 GSM is for the 900/1800 GSM bands. North American uses 850/1900.

You can not use the 8830 in North America on GSM. Not possible.
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