01-22-2014 02:41 PM
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01-22-2014 11:25 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Community!
Sadly, I fear the information we need is contained within the "etc etc" bit of your post, but I shall make a guess anyway. BBs are originally manufactured as locked for use only on their original carrier. To use them on a different carrier, you must unlock the MEP by obtaining the proper code sequence to enter into the device. Refer:
01-23-2014 11:20 AM
That is completely possible...and further only possible for you to verify. You would need to check the VendorID code within the device firmware and compare that to the table of valid VendorID codes...this will tell you for which carrier that device was originally manufactured. Here is one method:
I'm sure there are other sites out there with additional instructions if that one does not happen to work in your case.
But, that may well remain irrelevant as long as your BB is MEP unlocked...but, since you did not respond at all on that point, I cannot guide you.
It also remains unknown to us which Orange carrier you are specifically referring to...there are several in the world. But, you also must ensure that your device model is even compatible with your specific carrier...e.g., you cannot use a CDMA-only device on a GSM carrier, the two radio technologies are just not compatible. But, again, since you've not revealed your specific Orange carrier, I cannot guide you further on that point either. But the final say on if a specific device is allowed on a carrier network is the carrier themselves...if they say no, then no one can override that.
Your last resort will be the eBay seller...if they represented a device as being of some specific compatibility, unlocked status, or some other data point that was inaccurate, then they (the eBay seller) are responsible for that mistake. Your recourse would be through the eBay Resolution Center.
But, again, I am having to guess on a great many data points here...so I really do not know which direction to guide you. If you can answer the questions (is the device MEP unlocked or not, what is the VendoID, which Orange carrier are you attempting to use, what does your carrier say about if they will allow the device on their network, etc. etc. etc.), then I could perhaps guide you better.
01-23-2014 12:07 PM
01-23-2014 01:28 PM