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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 11:13:49 AM

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What is cingulars unlock policy?

Thanks

Chip

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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 1:54:14 PM

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On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 07:13:49 -0400, Ralph Blach
<rblach@NOSPAMintrex..XXXnet> wrote:

>What is cingulars unlock policy?
>
>Thanks
>
>Chip


Most users say after 90 days of service. I was a customer for 2 months when
I called CS and requested my unlock code and received it in 5 days.
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 4:31:35 AM

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call them and tell them you are going over seas and need the unlock
code. They do have a 90 day policy but sometimes you can get lucky.
Just keep calling, you will finnally get a cs that will get it for you.


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Anonymous
June 29, 2005 9:27:54 PM

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I know many have related that in their contacts with Cingular CS, they
were told that their phones could be unlocked. So I tried to have them
unlock a phone I had and wasn't using anymore so I could donate it. Below
is the main part from the response email I received. Can anyone explain
this?

[.....
We would like to inform you that Cingular phones cannot be unlocked to
use them with other wireless service provider. Hence Cingular phones
work only for Cingular rate plans. We apologize for any inconvenience
this may cause.

Thank you for choosing Cingular Wireless. We appreciate your continued
business with us.

Sincerely, .....]



On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 06:54:14 -0700, topsy <replyingroup@invalid.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 07:13:49 -0400, Ralph Blach
> <rblach@NOSPAMintrex..XXXnet> wrote:
>
>> What is cingulars unlock policy?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Chip
>
>
> Most users say after 90 days of service. I was a customer for 2 months
> when
> I called CS and requested my unlock code and received it in 5 days.
>
>
June 30, 2005 12:16:02 AM

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I know this may seem like a dumb question but what does it mean to "Unlock"
a phone?
Joe

"Ralph Blach" <rblach@NOSPAMintrex..XXXnet> wrote in message
news:11bvnrdj08f4p62@corp.supernews.com...
> What is cingulars unlock policy?
>
> Thanks
>
> Chip
June 30, 2005 12:18:56 PM

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On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 20:16:02 -0500, "Joe" <nospam@bellsouth.net>
wrote:

>I know this may seem like a dumb question but what does it mean to "Unlock"
>a phone?

This question has been asked and answered umpty-ump times and likely
you could find the answer yourself if you went to google, but the
short (or long) of it is that when someone gets a "free" phone for
signing up with a carrier that "free" phone was not given to the
carrier. The carrier had to buy it from the manufacturer. Because a
carrier has "invested" in you they don't want you taking your
equipment to the carrier across the street and using their equipment
on the competition's network. To do that the carrier (especially if a
GSM carrier) has the manufacturer lock their handsets so you can only
use the carrier's SIM. All other SIMs when inserted will be rejected.
Many/most phones can have the lock defeated so any SIM can be used.
For some phones you can download an unlock code generator and others
you likely need to take it to someone who has the expertise to unlock
your phone.

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Anonymous
June 30, 2005 10:22:30 PM

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I know many have related that in their contacts with Cingular CS, they
were told that their phones could be unlocked. So I tried to have them
unlock a phone I had and wasn't using anymore so I could donate it. Below
is the main part from the response email I received. Can anyone explain
this?

[.....
We would like to inform you that Cingular phones cannot be unlocked to
use them with other wireless service provider. Hence Cingular phones
work only for Cingular rate plans. We apologize for any inconvenience
this may cause.

Thank you for choosing Cingular Wireless. We appreciate your continued
business with us.

Sincerely, .....]



On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 06:54:14 -0700, topsy <replyingroup@invalid.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 07:13:49 -0400, Ralph Blach
> <rblach@NOSPAMintrex..XXXnet> wrote:
>
>> What is cingulars unlock policy?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Chip
>
>
> Most users say after 90 days of service. I was a customer for 2 months
> when
> I called CS and requested my unlock code and received it in 5 days.
>
>
July 1, 2005 12:16:26 AM

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 18:22:30 GMT, "Dean M."
<cjmebox-telecomdigest@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Below
>is the main part from the response email I received. Can anyone explain
>this?
>
>[.....
>We would like to inform you that Cingular phones cannot be unlocked to
>use them with other wireless service provider. Hence Cingular phones
>work only for Cingular rate plans. We apologize for any inconvenience
>this may cause.

This may be what they have told you but the reality is otherwise.
cingular has it within their capability to obtain unlock codes for all
the handsets that they sell. Whether or not they will agree to give
you the code is another matter. I've heard (but don't know if it's
true) that they'll provide unlock codes for tri and quad band phones
but will not provide unlock codes for domestic use only phones. As
far as handsets that were used with AT&T Wireless you absolutely
cannot get unlock codes from cingular for those. Many can be unlocked
using downloadable unlock calculators.
- -
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 9:49:57 AM

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In article <n6d9c1do1gu8tei3tvc8h7f2qci84j4sos@4ax.com>,
Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote:

> As
> far as handsets that were used with AT&T Wireless you absolutely
> cannot get unlock codes from cingular for those.

I never did understand that. Why is that?
July 1, 2005 10:15:49 AM

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Thanks for answering his question! I, too, had wondered (although that
is what I suspected was the answer) and figured the answer existed
somewhere in cyberspace but was too lazy to go hunting. It was a
pleasure to discover that someone would have the courtesy to answer
knowing that the answer was already available somewhere else.

Steve

Joseph wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 20:16:02 -0500, "Joe" <nospam@bellsouth.net>
> wrote:
>
>
>>I know this may seem like a dumb question but what does it mean to "Unlock"
>>a phone?
>
>
> This question has been asked and answered umpty-ump times and likely
> you could find the answer yourself if you went to google, but the
> short (or long) of it is that when someone gets a "free" phone for
> signing up with a carrier that "free" phone was not given to the
> carrier. The carrier had to buy it from the manufacturer. Because a
> carrier has "invested" in you they don't want you taking your
> equipment to the carrier across the street and using their equipment
> on the competition's network. To do that the carrier (especially if a
> GSM carrier) has the manufacturer lock their handsets so you can only
> use the carrier's SIM. All other SIMs when inserted will be rejected.
> Many/most phones can have the lock defeated so any SIM can be used.
> For some phones you can download an unlock code generator and others
> you likely need to take it to someone who has the expertise to unlock
> your phone.
>
> - -
>
July 1, 2005 10:59:05 AM

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On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 05:49:57 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <n6d9c1do1gu8tei3tvc8h7f2qci84j4sos@4ax.com>,
> Joseph <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> As
>> far as handsets that were used with AT&T Wireless you absolutely
>> cannot get unlock codes from cingular for those.
>
>I never did understand that. Why is that?

That was AT&T Wireless' policy which carried over to assumed accounts
on cingular. It was cingular's decision not to provide any codes.
You see cingular's aim when they acquired AT&T Wireless was to screw
their "captive" customer base as best as they could so they decided to
not cooperate or make any effort to make it easy to transfer to
cingular by refusing to accommodate AT&T Wireless' customer equipment
and to boot to give them the "privilege" of charging them $18 to come
over to cingular plans and phones.

- -
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 6:35:27 PM

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> That was AT&T Wireless' policy which carried over to assumed accounts
> on cingular. It was cingular's decision not to provide any codes.
> You see cingular's aim when they acquired AT&T Wireless was to screw
> their "captive" customer base as best as they could so they decided to
> not cooperate or make any effort to make it easy to transfer to
> cingular by refusing to accommodate AT&T Wireless' customer equipment
> and to boot to give them the "privilege" of charging them $18 to come
> over to cingular plans and phones.

Or, it could be Cingular's goal to allow the handsets the customer uses to
be FULLY compatible with the network, including GPRS settings. If
Cingular would give out unlock codes to ATTWS, it is implied that Cingular
will also take responsibility for supporting those handsets on the
Cingular network. Although you can take your SIM out and put it in
another phone, Cingular would not be responsible for YOUR switch, however
if Cingular does the switch, it implies otherwise.

TH
May 12, 2011 1:53:28 AM

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