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Posts: 65
Registered: ‎08-18-2010
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

SHould I Unlock Before Or After I Activate...?

Hello, I recently bought the bold 9000 but am returning and just today I bought the Torch off Amazon for 100 bucks.. With 2 yr contract..I am gonna unlock it as I am leaving for Greece in few days, and I plan on using it in Greece , in Greece they use the bandwidth that the Torch uses, gsm 900 and gsm 1800..
my question is , should I unlock before or after I activate the phone with AT&T ? Or it doesn't matter?
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Re: SHould I Unlock Before Or After I Activate...?

Doesn't matter,



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Regular Contributor
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎08-18-2010
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: SHould I Unlock Before Or After I Activate...?

Are you sure, anyway you can confirm this for me, link?
I'd hate to unlock it and then come back from Greece to activate it and theN AT&T saying we can't activate it as it's been unlocked..
Seen God 7/11/1995. I met Satan 6/2008 and in 2009... I was c r u c i f i e d by Spirits..
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: SHould I Unlock Before Or After I Activate...?

[ Edited ]

Once unlocked, always unlocked.

Unlocking a device does NOT affect usage back on the original branded carrier.

 

Confirmed, just because I know. Smiley Happy

 

Just make SURE that when you abandon your account in Greece that you have the PIN removed from that carrier's BIS account, because a device PIN cannot be activated on two BIS accounts at one time.

But that has nothing to do with unlocking.

 

If you need a good reliable unlocking service, contact HorizonWirelessOnline.com



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Regular Contributor
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎08-18-2010
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: SHould I Unlock Before Or After I Activate...?

Hello, thanked for your help and confirming, u seem very knowledgeable, can u give me step by step to remove pin? In Greece u buy a sims card, activate it and add money thru cards.. Most likely will use vodofone in Greece...
I will activate it when I come back from Greece in 6 weeks.. I will unlock it when it arrives tommorrow..
Seen God 7/11/1995. I met Satan 6/2008 and in 2009... I was c r u c i f i e d by Spirits..
Regular Contributor
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎08-18-2010
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: SHould I Unlock Before Or After I Activate...?

I unlocked AFTER.. IT WORKED fine thx!
Seen God 7/11/1995. I met Satan 6/2008 and in 2009... I was c r u c i f i e d by Spirits..