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quarter54
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Registered: ‎10-16-2013
My Device: Bold 9900
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9900 Bold with MEP code 0 tries left. Network blocked

Hi,

 

I have BB bold 9900 that I wanted to unlock to take to another service provider. The MEP code count is down to 0 tries (long story why that happened). I understand that service providers are unbale to unlock and this as it can only now be done by RIM.

Who do I need to contact inorder to unlock the network from blocked to inactive.

 

Many thanks

David

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,784
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: 9900 Bold with MEP code 0 tries left. Network blocked

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Please see this helpful thread to start:

If you have used up all of your chances to enter the correct unlock code, there is nothing further you can do. Even if you happen to have now the correct code, it is useless. Only the factory can now (legally) unlock your BB. Typically, I've heard that the cost of having BlackBerry do this for you will be greater than the cost of just buying a new one. But, you are able to ask them...see here:

Note, however, that this process will start with a fee...

If you obtained your unlock code from somewhere but it was incorrect, your recourse could be with them -- however, they may well question why you exhausted all 10 attempts before contacting them.

If your BB was already MEP locked and you obtained it from a source that represented it as being able to be unlocked, then your recourse would be with the seller you obtained it from.

Good luck!


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quarter54
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-16-2013
My Device: Bold 9900

Re: 9900 Bold with MEP code 0 tries left. Network blocked

Thank you for your reply to me question sdgardne,

 

I see that my options are limited but at least I have them. For me I was advised by a carrier to perform this operation, a seriously bad mistake which I am taking up with them.

 

Once again I appreciate your time and wish you well.

 

Kind regards

David

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,784
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
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Re: 9900 Bold with MEP code 0 tries left. Network blocked

You are most welcome...good luck!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!
If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
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