02-25-2009 01:48 PM
In my experience most cell companies will unlock for others SIM if you ask and you are a regular customer. Verizon did it, call Global services (not the usual support number). ATT did it for me on a couple of other devices. I think it is helpful if you have a story. The one I used was that I was making an extended stay in another country and wanted to have the option of buying a local SIM.
Just ask, it's free.
If you got the thing on eBay and its not unlocked, I'd want to know more about the history of it. Either the person selling does not know that it's easy to get unlocked, they are not the original or legitimate owner or the thing isn't working right.
Getting the storm internet access and SMS working right with an alien SIM is another story, but it's covered elsewhere on this forum.
06-25-2009 03:38 AM
06-25-2009 03:41 AM
bdinchicago, thanks for that in depth set of instructions. That's one of the best I've see thus far!
Now then, if only the Canadian carriers Telus and Bell would do the same as the American carriers . But thanks so much for this info!
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06-25-2009 04:28 AM
I ordered an unlock code for my storm 9500 from cellcorner.com and now I'm waiting for it... but before that, I can't access the place where I can write the code. after typing "MEPD" a window opens with several lines like ID, Personalization, SIM, Network, etc... here I'm typing "MEP2" but nothing happens... I guess a box for typing the code should appear but it doesn't... any ideas please??
also, did somebody try to unlock with cellcorner?? thanks