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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    You can check out the list of countries they support here:

    International Services
    good to know, thank j... i always wondered since i plan to go overseas this year and looks like im gonna need to get unlocked since they dont even offer service from there if i wanted to pay an arm and a leg

    edit: i cant read apparently... $1.29 a minute :261:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laney View Post
    good to know, thank j... i always wondered since i plan to go overseas this year and looks like im gonna need to get unlocked since they dont even offer service from there if i wanted to pay an arm and a leg

    edit: i cant read apparently... $1.29 a minute :261:
    That's not bad. When I go to China it's like $2.99/minutes. VZW I give you the :buttkick:

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    I have mine unlocked so I can use a country specific SIM when I travel to Asia and the Caribbean. When I called for the unlock code and procedure I explained I needed a local # when traveling overseas, my vendor wouldn't call me on my US #from China only to tell me his car would pick me up in 10. It would cost him $10.00. No problem, they understood perfectly.

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    I'm one of those people who bought a Storm to use on another carrier because I liked the phone and what it could do. But the main reason that I did is that I have a fantastic rate plan that I do not want to give up. So in order to keep the rate plan, I buy phones off of ebay. Would most people do this, no, but I did it to save money on the phone bill while still getting a great phone.

    The sim card is actually what locks the Storm to VZW. All I had to do was take out the sim card and go into the CDMA programming mode and change the info to Alltel's information. I was surprised how easy it was and it worked great on Alltel.
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    I think if people travel internationally, and have an unlocked storm, it's cheaper to buy a local sim card, and fill up minutes....cause vzw just charges too much IMHO.

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    so after you unlock the storm should you take your sim out also?
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    hi gay I go to nort america on friday and vrz is cost 1.99 mint and .20 recive text and .25 to send I need unlock the phone i goin to venezuela the phone is been ready act on the 22 july

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletchdude View Post
    so after you unlock the storm should you take your sim out also?
    Hey Fletch... you only need the SIM card if you are traveling overseas. If you are in the States the SIM is irrelevant. But if you want to take advantage of cheap overseas prices, you would take your SIM card and replace with a local SIM card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x auto detail View Post
    hi gay I go to nort america on friday and vrz is cost 1.99 mint and .20 recive text and .25 to send I need unlock the phone i goin to venezuela the phone is been ready act on the 22 july
    Have you had your account with VZW longer than 60 days?

    If not click the GSM-Unlocking link in my signature and they will get the job done for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidersweb View Post
    And that's what I mean..., I see all these sites that charge to give you the unlock code. But I've seen what you can do with an unlocked Itoy. It's gives them room to explore. But what gives with our beloved Storm. Unless you are an International player.
    Unlocked is a little different that JailBroke. Unlocked is so you can use the device on another network, jailbroke is what gets you out of the software network designed by apple. By jailbreaking an IPhone it allows you to access software from a couple of sources and within these sources (Cydia, Installer) there is a multitude of free software to use. Hope this clarifies the difference.

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    OK, maybe it has already been explained but I would like to be certain because I'm going in Colombia in september and I want to know what will be my advantages.

    First question: When putting a SIM card from another carrier, does it change your phone number with one this carrier attach to the card?

    Second question: If no, when people will call me on my usual phone number will I pay local time only with the SIM card carrier?

    Maybe I will have more questions later. BTW I'm on Telus in Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by petewell View Post
    OK, maybe it has already been explained but I would like to be certain because I'm going in Colombia in september and I want to know what will be my advantages.

    First question: When putting a SIM card from another carrier, does it change your phone number with one this carrier attach to the card?

    Second question: If no, when people will call me on my usual phone number will I pay local time only with the SIM card carrier?

    Maybe I will have more questions later. BTW I'm on Telus in Canada

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    Yes it will change your phone number attached to the SIM card. So if someone calls your normal number you will not get it with the local SIM card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Yes it will change your phone number attached to the SIM card. So if someone calls your normal number you will not get it with the local SIM card.
    Thanks Jlevy! So I can see the advantage to use it locally without any extra charges and also call back to Canada with a long distance calling card. It will be cheaper then paying my next phone bill with all the extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petewell View Post
    Thanks Jlevy! So I can see the advantage to use it locally without any extra charges and also call back to Canada with a long distance calling card. It will be cheaper then paying my next phone bill with all the extras.
    You bet. I do a lot of biz in China and VZW charges $2.99/min. When I am there most of my calls are local so far about $10 USD that will last me two weeks of calling. If I was using VZW it would be like $500. Big advantage unless you are Bill Gates rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    You bet. I do a lot of biz in China and VZW charges $2.99/min. When I am there most of my calls are local so far about $10 USD that will last me two weeks of calling. If I was using VZW it would be like $500. Big advantage unless you are Bill Gates rich
    Thanks again Jlevy. I would really love to tell you that my name is Bill Gates but you already know I'm not him because I would not try to save money by unlocking my phone. I just won my unlocking code that I will receive soon from you guys. I thank everyone involved in this really helpful forum. I just hope Colombia has a good phone company I can buy minutes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petewell View Post
    Thanks again Jlevy. I would really love to tell you that my name is Bill Gates but you already know I'm not him because I would not try to save money by unlocking my phone. I just won my unlocking code that I will receive soon from you guys. I thank everyone involved in this really helpful forum. I just hope Colombia has a good phone company I can buy minutes from.
    From my experience the best/safest place to pick one up is at the airport. When you land and go through customs, there should be little kiosks set up just for local SIM cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    From my experience the best/safest place to pick one up is at the airport. When you land and go through customs, there should be little kiosks set up just for local SIM cards.
    I couldn't ask for better info. That will be my first move to take advantage of my Storm far from home. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by petewell View Post
    I couldn't ask for better info. That will be my first move to take advantage of my Storm far from home. Thank you
    No problem Pete. Have a safe trip.

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    Wirelessly posted (storm 9530)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler
    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Thanks Stief I did not know that. Kind of like interstates that end in an even number run east/west and those with odd run north/south lol
    Yes like that lol and i missed the xx00 devices, here is a neat rundown

    xx00 are GSM devices

    xx10 are GSM, with GPS

    xx20 are GSM with WiFi

    xx30 are CDMA devices

    xx50 iDEN Direct Connect + GPS + WiFi
    Thank you for the clear data. Very helpful!
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    Here's a question; If I unlock my Storm, when I do upgrades and wipe my phone, does it stay unlocked?
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