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Registered: ‎04-12-2013
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BB9700 0mep left

my Friend's brother bought a BB9700 from china , when he insets his sim its asking for MEP code to unlock and says 0 mep left .

 

i checked in local store they asked me to contact network provider and network provider asked him to contact BB support .

kindly advice 

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Re: BB9700 0mep left

Somebody try to unlock the phone before you friends brother bought it but enter the unlock code incorrect many times.
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Re: BB9700 0mep left

To add...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 RIM 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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Re: BB9700 0mep left

thanks for your kind reply Teaboy , he cant go back to china as it was a holiday trip , so is there any solution to make that phone work ?
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Re: BB9700 0mep left

It may still be possible to get it unlocked, BUT it will probably require you to take or send the BB in to an unlocking shop.  They may be able to do what's called a cable unlock.  That is, they tether your BB to a computer and then unlock it.  It's more costly.

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Re: BB9700 0mep left


pkcable wrote:

It may still be possible to get it unlocked, BUT it will probably require you to take or send the BB in to an unlocking shop.  They may be able to do what's called a cable unlock.  That is, they tether your BB to a computer and then unlock it.  It's more costly.


And typically illegal...just sayin...




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Re: BB9700 0mep left

but we tried all across shops in my city Bangalore India but no luck :smileysad: well he is using his phone as a paper weight :smileysad:)