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Old 05-07-2004, 10:33 PM
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My wife found a niche


You know, I am always trying to find a new way or idea that other people arent doing. Today, we unlocked her phone. It was locked to Cingular, we can now use it at AT&T or T-Mobile. She ordered this phone off Ebay. We couldnt find anyone in all of Houston that could unlock it, they said you cant, that it was impossible. Well....we did. And I think I found a new idea for business

The reason I post this, is there's a lot of people here with cell phones, and I wonder if there is indeed a market for it. I can easily get everything I need to do almost all phones.. what do you think? Read on..

AT&T, Cingular, and T-Mobile (and a few others) use the same type simm card. We tried a friends AT&T card, "Invalid Sim". We tried another frineds T-Mobile sim card, same thing. The only thing that worked was a Cingular sim card. AFter unlocking, the others work also.

This is like so majorly kewl. We can use the simms from 3 major networks in our phone now....actually any network that uses the same sim type. I already added the service to my local computer business site. We'll see how it goes. Here's what I can currently unlock below.

Phone Brands::
Sony Ericsson

Phone Models::

T230 R2A007 R3A003 R4A008
T300 R1D011
T310 R1G001 R3B003
T39 R4A008
T610 R1A052 R1A081 R1L013 R3C002
R3C004 R4C003 R6B004
T616 R1B027
T630 R4C003
T68i R2B025 R8A004 R8A015
R520M R4A008
T100 R5A000 R8D000
T200 R7A006
Z600 R5B001
T65 R6A006

If you search ebay for cell phones, you'll find the unlocked ones sale for quite a bit more....



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Old 05-07-2004, 10:58 PM
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I unlocked my nokia 3650 by downloading a program that generates an unlock code. Entered it in presto unlocked. Amazing what you can find on the internet. =)

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:02 PM
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Yeah Nokia only requires codes. Sony phones and most others requires expensive cables AND codes. But you know what, I do need that Nokia code generator. Still have it?

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:05 PM
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I got my siemens phone off of ebay unlocked..... even though its unlocked, you don't get the internet features and such like if you had one that was just catered to your service.

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:07 PM
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Is their any legal issues involved in that?

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:12 PM
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Is their any legal issues involved in that?
No. It's your phone and you can do whatever you want with it. ABout the only illegal thing is cloning. A phone can be cloned to steal another persons services, but that's a big nono. It's not very effective though since whichever phone that's closer to a tower is the one that's going to have the service. They cant both run at the same time. I tried that with a couple of my cingular phones once. Both phones would ring if the number was called, but only one could be used at a time. Depending on which got the signal the strongest (who was closer to tower), one would have service and the other wouldnt.

But other than that, you can do just about anything you want.

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:15 PM
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Well my wife just brought up an idea. For those who travel from US to Europe a lot, you can have a sim card for your US location and a sim card for your European location, and only have to use one phone. It's cheaper than paying roaming charges..

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:22 PM
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a quick search of my history found it.

http://www.btinternet.com/~unlocksmith/guide4.html

They say you get 5 tries or the phone locks up completely. Kinda scary mine unlocked with first code tho.

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:38 PM
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I dont know about the legal issues
But I think it is a big market

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:45 PM
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Been searching since you asked that. The only thing illegal I can find is changing the IME# (cloning), unless both phones are yours.

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:46 PM
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It may be a market, but its not applicable to the whole world, I think. In most countries, you can normally use (GSM 1800/900, NOT 1900) SIMs and change whenever and as many times as you want. Simple as that.

Of course, you have got a market in USA and Canada.

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:46 PM
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I'm sure there could be legal issues. Anything that's this good for the consumer, is generally illegal somewhere.

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Old 05-08-2004, 12:17 AM
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What does 'unlocking' your phone mean?

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Old 05-08-2004, 12:41 AM
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What does 'unlocking' your phone mean?
Basically an unlocked cingular phone (like he said) will work on Nextel if you have a Nextel Contract..

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Old 05-08-2004, 12:50 AM
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There are plenty of mobile hacks......dont remember the site cos I stopped using mobile years back. I think it was mobile.box.ck or something like that.

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