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bbdl1700
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-19-2012
My Device: 8800
My Carrier: AT&T
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Unlock bb 8800 locked with AT&T

How to unlock bb8800 to use any gsm sim. It is currently locked with AT&T
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sdgardne
Posts: 48,288
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Unlock bb 8800 locked with AT&T

Hello!

Any BB can be used on any carrier that runs the same radio frequencies that the BB is capable of (and I've no idea if your's are such...you must check). But, to bring a BB onto a carrier network that they did not sell to you, there are several hurdles to cross:

1) The carrier must say "yes" to the fact...they own their network and have every right to say what devices will be allowed to connect to it. If they say "no", then that's the end of it.

2) You must be sure that your BB is properly unlocked from it's originally manufactured-for carrier...see this helpful thread for details:

3) You must get all of your voice level services functioning on the carrier, before you even try anything about data

4) You must subscribe, from the carrier, to an adequate data plan to enable the BB-proprietary services you desire

5a) If the carrier directly supports your specific model BB, then you can proceed with registering the BB onto their network, generating the proper Service Book delivery to your BB, and proceeding to function.

5b) But, if the carrier does not directly support your specific model number of BB, then the challenges are much greater as most carrier systems will not deliver, to the BB, the necessary service books to enable the BB-proprietary data services, even if you do subscribe to them.

So, depending on all of that, your BB may or may not ever fully function on that carrier network. It can be quite tricky to accomplish, especially if 5b applies. So take a look at all of that and decide how you wish to proceed. Most folks wind up just buying a new BB if 5b applies.

Good luck and let us know!


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bbdl1700
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎11-19-2012
My Device: 8800
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Unlock bb 8800 locked with AT&T

Hello sdgardne please guide me how can I unlock bb 8800 locked with AT&T USA. I want to use it in Nepal. Please would you describe the procedure to unlock & obliged. Thanks.
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sdgardne
Posts: 48,288
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Unlock bb 8800 locked with AT&T

Hello...apologies for the delay. The answer to your question is already linked in my post above...please scroll up and read. If you are unsure about any specific portion, please be very specific...as it stands from your post, your answer is already posted above.

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.
Join our BBM Channels
BSCF General Channel
PIN: C0001B7B4   Display/Scan Bar Code
Knowledge Base Updates
PIN: C0005A9AA   Display/Scan Bar Code
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punagai
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-04-2014
My Device: 8310
My Carrier: o2

Re: Unlock bb 8800 locked with AT&T


bbdl1700 wrote:
How to unlock bb8800 to use any gsm sim. It is currently locked with AT&T

I will help you

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