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#1 I_Eat_Childrenz

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:22 AM

I just bought a Net10 Nokia 1600 prepaid phone took it home, activated the phone, and all that jazz, added my minutes ect ect, and then realized...I am not in the service area...I did notice though that there is a SIM unlock option? If I am correct this is a phone unlock feature am I right? If I unlock my phone will I be able to so still use my minutes on a different network or tower? Can someone clue me in on the details of unlocking the phone? I really have no knowledge of this and would be interested in learning. Thanks.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:37 AM

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:22 AM

Ehh..It would have helped if there was anything on Net10. But alas. There is nothing.

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:38 AM

The guys there spend a lot of time unlocking, post a thread and ask them.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:35 PM

The guys there spend a lot of time unlocking, post a thread and ask them.


This is true they really know there stuff for the most part.

#6 Binary2012

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:01 PM

Hello!
This is concerning a cellphone that I purchased through Nextel. It is a Motorola i265
and I haven't been able to pay the bill lately and I am thinking my best option for the moment is to unlock it for use with BoostMobile prepaid.

Please know I am not looking for any sympathy but I have cancer and am not really sure how much longer I have. I really need help because I just don't have that many hours in a week that I feel good enough to pursue answers to problems I need solved to just make my life livable with whatever time I have left.

I Have a BoostMobile i415 already but I need a second phone (hopefully the i265) to use with Boost so I can give it to different people to communicate with them. The walkie talkie/push2talk/2way radio whatever u want 2 call it feature is really important for me right now. I am an American that has moved across the border from San Diego to live in Tijuana, Mexico because it is the only thing I can afford right now. There were a couple of companies, namely Cingular and Verizon that had "north american plans" that let U use the phone easily in Canada, the U.S. or Mexico for one reasonable price but because of corruption supposedly, they have dropped those plans. So it seems you have to have two cells, one for use to call in Mexico and one to use across the border in the U.S. With the exception of being able to use the walkie talkie pretty well on both sides. However you can only call nextel/boost people which isn't what I really want but I can at least get by with it.

I was going to buy another Boost i415 at walmart but they weren't selling them anymore and it hit me that for the time being since Boost uses the Nextel network maybe I could unlock my Sprint/Nextel motorola i265 and use it as a prepaid Boost phone. I just don't have a lot time and energy to solve this problem and find out if this will work tho.... so if someone could tell me if this is doable it would be greatly appreciated. I went looking on Craigslist and there were some ads for guys that do unlocking but one stated clearly upfront that he doesn't do sprint/nextel because "it can't be unlocked, no way,no how." But then I did a google search and it seemed that there are people that could do it so I am getting conflicting info.

Edited by Binary2012, 25 April 2008 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:37 PM

Please know I am not looking for any sympathy but I have cancer and am not really sure how much longer I have. I really need help because I just don't have that many hours in a week that I feel good enough to pursue answers to problems I need solved to just make my life livable with whatever time I have left.

1) I don't believe you.

2) If you *are* indeed telling the truth, then why spend all sorts of time trying to figure out how to subversively unlock your phone? Prepaid phones and service are cheap these days, and there is probably one that will work in your area. Just grab a couple phones and stock them with minutes; there are prepaid services that offer the PTT feature.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 03:22 AM

Oh great, now Google is advertising us as phone unlockers.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:58 AM

BRUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Binary shalt crumble beneath my plans of world GSM DOMINATION!!!

Anyways LOL To be honest I think you wasted a bit of your money going with Net10. They dont have the coverage area. I would grab a at&t prepaid SIM and go from there. Plus if you get a at&t sim just call them and ask them to unlock your phone. They will do it over the phone and give you a code to input in your phone. All fo free.

Edited by craygee, 29 April 2008 - 08:59 AM.





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