For whatever it's worth, this is not my phone but a good friend who works real hard for enough pnuts to feed his 4 little boys, can't afford to break his contract with T-Mobile and really needs Email, I/M services that don't cost him a dime.
Any help would be great.
Great! And the code, used properly will enable him Internet access as well as email/texting services? I'm not sure of any of this, always been w/ Verizon, never needed to unlock anything before.
Sorry, no it will not. Unlocking the device will only allow them to use it on another GSM carrier other than T-mobile. Unlocking does not have anything to do with email and internet services. You still need to pony up the money if you want those services.. T-mobile's prices are cheaper than any other carrier in the US. $20 for unlimited internet and email. Or $10 for just email service.