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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:38 AM

Can anyone tell me how to "Unlock" a cell phone?

This may not be the correct forum but I switched cell phone companies, got a new crappy phone and miss my old good phone. I put the SIM card from my new crappy phone into my old good phone and it says I need a code to unlock my good phone. Anyone know what that code is or how to fix this?

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Reply Can anyone tell me how to "Unlock" a cell phone? (Original post)
babsbunny Oct 2012 OP
ChromeFoundry Oct 2012 #1
babsbunny Oct 2012 #2
PowerToThePeople Oct 2012 #3
babsbunny Oct 2012 #4
Old Codger Dec 2012 #7
paviya Nov 2012 #5
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #6
Name removed Aug 2013 #8

Response to babsbunny (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 12:23 PM

1. You'll need to specify

The old and new cell carriers (this is to determine if they use compatible bands - CDMA or GSM) and the type of phone, including model that you are attempting to unlock (Apple iPhone 4s, HTC Incredible S S710E... etc).

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. The old carrier was T-Mobile

The cell phone was a Dash 3G HTC, this is the one I need unlocked, the new carrier is Consumer cellular where I got a crappy phone.

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Response to babsbunny (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:09 PM

3. Call t-mobile

I use t-mobile, but have purchased second hand at&t phones before.

If the phone is not still under contract, they should be able to give you the codes to 'carrier unlock' it.

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:33 PM

4. Thanks!

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:28 PM

7. Some will

Some won't but if not you can go to Amazon and search on "unlocked" cell phones and find some pretty decent ones at ok prices....I use an unlocked S3 and have 2 others different ones that I bought there that work with consumer cellular ok,as does the S3

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Response to babsbunny (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:08 PM

6. What kind of phone do you have?

Each model of phone has its own unlock procedure.

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