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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-07-2011
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: at&t

Why doesn't my unlocked blackberry torch accept my go phone sim ?

I just unlocked my bb a few hours ago and it keeps saying invalid sim . So I wiped my phone data and for a minute it did not say invalid sim , but when I turned the mobile network on it said it again . Btw the sim card I'm trying to use is a go phone prepaid . Its unlimited talk text and pic . But I think its a 2G sim . So I put my phone on 2G mode and for a few seconds the bars at the top right stopped saying SOS and showed bars . Although my sim card is still invalid . Can someone please tell me what's going on ? Did the code mess up my phone ? Or do I need a 3G sim card ? I thought it really didn't matter though . But please help me ! I unlocked it because I was tired of using that busted tracfone that came with the prepaid plan and didn't want my bb to go to waste .
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Why doesn't my unlocked blackberry torch accept my go phone sim ?

To determine if your BlackBerry is already "unlocked" or not:
1. On your BlackBerry, go to Options > Advanced Options > Sim Card.
2. At that screen type MEPD (see note below) on your keyboard. A new menu will pop up.
    * If your BlackBerry has a SureType keyboard (71xx, 81xx, 91xx devices) you will need to double-tap the P, so the actual keys entered become M E P P D.
3. Look for Network in the list.
4. If your device is "unlocked", it should say Disabled or Inactive. If it says Active, it's still locked to that carrier.



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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-26-2012
My Device: torch 9810
My Carrier: virginn moblie

Re: Why doesn't my unlocked blackberry torch accept my go phone sim ?

my torch 9810 says inactive but tells me to insect sim card