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  1. #9
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    What are the pros and cons of unlocking the phone?



  2. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    BlackBerry Bold (9930/9900) Unlock Code Entry Instructions

    Option 1:
    1. Insert not accepted SIM card in your phone (SIM card that is not of your carrier).
    2. Turn your BlackBerry handset on. This will prompt you (enter network mep code) to enter the unlock code.
    3. Once you enter the unlock code, your BlackBerry will be unlocked.

    Option 2:

    1. Turn off all of the wireless connections (manage connections - turn all connections off)
    2. Go to Options
    3. Select Device
    4. Select Advanced System Settings (at the bottom of the page)
    5. Select Sim Card
    6. Enter mepd (you will not be able to see the typed info)
    7. Now enter the following while holding down ALT... mep2
    8. Now it will say enter network mep code
    9. Enter the unlock code given to you.
    10. Your Torch 9850/9860 is now unlocked!
    11. Reboot device... go to manage connections... click on 'restore connections'.
    I would choose the option 2 procedure just so that I could watch a Bold 9930/9900 transform in to a Torch 9850/9860....

  3. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownForce View Post
    I would choose the option 2 procedure just so that I could watch a Bold 9930/9900 transform in to a Torch 9850/9860....
    Haha, nice eye. Fixed.



  4. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by panco469 View Post
    What are the pros and cons of unlocking the phone?
    So that you can use unlock your device from a certain carrier's control, and be able to use it with another carrier.

  5. #13
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    Also, if I may add, when upgrading or downgrading the BlackBerry OS of an unlocked device, it will not affect the BlackBerry device unlocked status whatsoever, but I highly recommend users to enable SIM lock security.

    When another user inserts their SIM card into your unlocked device, a pop up message will appear to enter the PIN code (not unlocked code), so you or another user may use their SIM card on the same BlackBerry device.

    To find this feature, go to Options>Device>Advanced System Settings>SIM Card, press the BlackBerry key, scroll to Enable Security,now press, you will see a pop up message [Enter PIN Code (3 left)] (see screen shot).

    How to unlock BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900-sim-card-enable-security-jpg How to unlock BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900-enter-pin-code-jpg

    Please note, to obtain the SIM card's "default" PIN code, you must contact your mobile carrier, and they will tell you the code at no cost to you.

    Thank you.



  6. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by panco469 View Post
    What are the pros and cons of unlocking the phone?
    However, if do not plan on using another carriers service, go out of town/country for fun or business, there is no reason to unlock your device. Unless of course you're like most of us and like messing with your device to try to get the most out of it.

  7. #15
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    Unlocking Blackberry Bold 9900 / 9930 Pros / Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by panco469 View Post
    What are the pros and cons of unlocking the phone?
    Unlocking your Blackberry bold 9900 / 9930 will make your Blackberry available for use with carriers other then the original carrier that sold your Blackberry Bold 9900 / 9930.

    Pros:
    - it's very simple to unlock a Blackberry Bold 9900 / 9930 and it can be done remotely
    - There are instant unlocking services that can provide you with unlock codes in minutes.
    - You will be able to use your Blackberry with SIM cards from many GSM carriers.
    - Your Blackberry will stay unlocked if you will wipe it or reinstall your Blackberry OS, only needed to be unlocked once.
    - It's good for people who want to travel and use sim cards from many carriers, very easy and saves you some money.
    - It's cheap to instantly unlock a Blackberry Bold 9900 / 9930 from any carrier.

    Cons:
    - When a SIM card is switched to another carrier you will need to update the service books for the data use.
    - On the Verizon Bold 9930 you should dial ##000000 to change the phone number, on Sprint devices another unlocking of the CDMA screen is needed.


    Getting your Blackberry Bold 9900 / 9930 unlocked is a must if you want to use it with multiple carriers.
    It's very easy and can be done by a 12 years old child.

  8. #16
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    Network = Inactive means unlocked right?

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