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  1. #1
    catherine yronwode
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    What is the SIM card default unlock for a Cingular SIM card in the usa?

    That is, I've unlocked the subsidy from the Motorola cell phone but now I
    can't use the original Cingular SIM card in any phone? What did I do wrong?

    Here's what happened:
    1. I called ATT/Cingular and requested a "subsidy unlock code" which was
    emailed to me a day later (see email below).

    2. The ATT/Cingular instructions said I had to put a non-Cingular SIM card
    in so I put in a T-Mobile SIM card (which was working fine in another
    phone).

    3. So, I popped the non-ATT/Cingular SIM card in the Motorola RAZR and the
    Motorola RAZR asked for the 8-digit subsidy unlock code which I entered and
    hit OK and it said it was unlocked. I made a phone call using the T-Mobile
    SIM card to prove the subsidy unlock worked.

    4. HOWEVER, when I put the original working Cingular SIM card back into the
    Motorola phone, it then kept saying "Enter Unlock Code" where it expects 4
    digits. I tried 0000, 1245, 5678, 0123, 9999, 6666, etc (every combination
    I can think of) but I can't get past this Cingular SIM card unlock (which
    isn't the subsidy unlock).

    5. In fact, when I put ANY SIM cards (T-Mobile or Cingular/ATT) into the
    now-unlocked Motorola cell phone, it says "Enter Unlock Code" and then when
    I enter "0000" and hit "OK" it says "Unlock Code Incorrect. Try Again".

    It must be in the phone 'cuz the SIM cards work find in a spare phone. What
    is the default unlock for the Motorola RAZR if it is not what I tried
    above?

    WHAT is going on?

    WHAT IS THE DEFAULT SIM CARD UNLOCK if it isn't the ones I tried above?

    catherine

    HERE IS THE EMAIL FROM ATT/CINGULAR (modified to obfuscate the code
    itself):

    Your subsidy unlock request was received and processed, see below for
    details:

    IMEI #: ###############
    Unlock Code: ########

    (To verify IMEI # press *#06#, this will poppulate a 15 digit # on the
    screen. If this sequence does not work, simply pull the back and
    battery out of phone and the IMEI will be listed on the back of the
    phone under the battery.)

    Caution: If this process is unsuccessful five times in a row, the phone
    will be permanently locked to the new at&t network. Do not attempt to
    enter the code more than one (1) time total. Instructions below will
    assist you in unlocking your device, if these steps are unsuccessful
    please contact us at 1-800-331-0500 or (916) 843-4685 from overseas.

    Motorola
    Subsidy Unlock Process
    With non-Cingular SIM inserted in device
    1. Turn on handset
    2. Enter unlock code when prompted
    3. Press OK
    4. Device should now be unlocked.



    See More: Cingular/ATT T-Mobile SIM Unlock default passord unlock code?



  2. #2
    catherine yronwode
    Guest

    Re: Cingular/ATT T-Mobile SIM Unlock default passord unlock code?

    On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 22:58:02 -0700, catherine yronwode wrote:

    > What is the SIM card default unlock for a Cingular SIM card in the usa?


    I called ATT/Cingular who gave me the after hours technical support number
    866-801-3600 who then gave me the Motorola technical support number
    800-331-6456 who helped me unlock the cell phone by a trick of hitting a
    ton of numbers (I mean a ton) in sequence and pressing all kinds of buttons
    which finally unlocked the Motorola RAZR which was already subscriber
    unlocked.

    Where!

    Apparently there are TWO locks ... one for the subscriber which is easy to
    overcome and the other for the phone itself which is much harder.

    Thanks,
    catherine



  3. #3
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: Cingular/ATT T-Mobile SIM Unlock default passord unlock code?

    Try the last 4 digits of your phone number both ways. ex: If your number
    is 808-555-2368 try 2368 ans 8632. You can also try the same with the
    last 4 numeric digits of the IMEI.

    catherine yronwode wrote:
    > What is the SIM card default unlock for a Cingular SIM card in the
    > usa?
    >
    > That is, I've unlocked the subsidy from the Motorola cell phone but
    > now I can't use the original Cingular SIM card in any phone? What did
    > I do wrong?
    >
    > Here's what happened:
    > 1. I called ATT/Cingular and requested a "subsidy unlock code" which
    > was emailed to me a day later (see email below).
    >
    > 2. The ATT/Cingular instructions said I had to put a non-Cingular SIM
    > card in so I put in a T-Mobile SIM card (which was working fine in
    > another phone).
    >
    > 3. So, I popped the non-ATT/Cingular SIM card in the Motorola RAZR
    > and the Motorola RAZR asked for the 8-digit subsidy unlock code which
    > I entered and hit OK and it said it was unlocked. I made a phone call
    > using the T-Mobile SIM card to prove the subsidy unlock worked.
    >
    > 4. HOWEVER, when I put the original working Cingular SIM card back
    > into the Motorola phone, it then kept saying "Enter Unlock Code"
    > where it expects 4 digits. I tried 0000, 1245, 5678, 0123, 9999,
    > 6666, etc (every combination I can think of) but I can't get past
    > this Cingular SIM card unlock (which isn't the subsidy unlock).
    >
    > 5. In fact, when I put ANY SIM cards (T-Mobile or Cingular/ATT) into
    > the now-unlocked Motorola cell phone, it says "Enter Unlock Code" and
    > then when I enter "0000" and hit "OK" it says "Unlock Code Incorrect.
    > Try Again".
    >
    > It must be in the phone 'cuz the SIM cards work find in a spare
    > phone. What is the default unlock for the Motorola RAZR if it is not
    > what I tried above?
    >
    > WHAT is going on?
    >
    > WHAT IS THE DEFAULT SIM CARD UNLOCK if it isn't the ones I tried
    > above?
    >
    > catherine
    >
    > HERE IS THE EMAIL FROM ATT/CINGULAR (modified to obfuscate the code
    > itself):
    >
    > Your subsidy unlock request was received and processed, see below for
    > details:
    >
    > IMEI #: ###############
    > Unlock Code: ########
    >
    > (To verify IMEI # press *#06#, this will poppulate a 15 digit # on the
    > screen. If this sequence does not work, simply pull the back and
    > battery out of phone and the IMEI will be listed on the back of the
    > phone under the battery.)
    >
    > Caution: If this process is unsuccessful five times in a row, the
    > phone will be permanently locked to the new at&t network. Do not
    > attempt to enter the code more than one (1) time total. Instructions
    > below will assist you in unlocking your device, if these steps are
    > unsuccessful please contact us at 1-800-331-0500 or (916) 843-4685
    > from overseas.
    >
    > Motorola
    > Subsidy Unlock Process
    > With non-Cingular SIM inserted in device
    > 1. Turn on handset
    > 2. Enter unlock code when prompted
    > 3. Press OK
    > 4. Device should now be unlocked.






  4. #4
    Frederick Pouy
    Guest

    Re: Cingular/ATT T-Mobile SIM Unlock default passord unlock code?

    Not sure about Cingular/ATT, but for my T-Mobile V3, the 4-digit 'unlock
    code' is originally set to 1234 and the 6-digit 'security code' is
    originally set to 000000. The PIN2 code is originally set to 5678. The
    'subsidy unlock code' is an entirely different item and is phone specific
    and that's what you received in your email.

    See 'Main Menu > Settings > Security > New Passwords' to change code or
    password, and 'Main Menu > Settings > Security > SIM PIN' to turn on/off the
    SIM PIN. It's described in a bit more detail in the manual.

    See if it's the same for your Cingular sim, but, if not, I'd just call
    Cingular/ATT ... that's what I did with T-Mobile when I ran into the same
    situation and they were very helpful.
    --
    HTH, Fred

    "catherine yronwode" <cat@luckymojo.com> wrote in message
    news:tpHhi.23396$C96.16677@newssvr23.news.prodigy.net...
    > What is the SIM card default unlock for a Cingular SIM card in the usa?
    >
    > That is, I've unlocked the subsidy from the Motorola cell phone but now I
    > can't use the original Cingular SIM card in any phone? What did I do
    > wrong?
    >
    > Here's what happened:
    > 1. I called ATT/Cingular and requested a "subsidy unlock code" which was
    > emailed to me a day later (see email below).
    >
    > 2. The ATT/Cingular instructions said I had to put a non-Cingular SIM card
    > in so I put in a T-Mobile SIM card (which was working fine in another
    > phone).
    >
    > 3. So, I popped the non-ATT/Cingular SIM card in the Motorola RAZR and the
    > Motorola RAZR asked for the 8-digit subsidy unlock code which I entered
    > and
    > hit OK and it said it was unlocked. I made a phone call using the T-Mobile
    > SIM card to prove the subsidy unlock worked.
    >
    > 4. HOWEVER, when I put the original working Cingular SIM card back into
    > the
    > Motorola phone, it then kept saying "Enter Unlock Code" where it expects 4
    > digits. I tried 0000, 1245, 5678, 0123, 9999, 6666, etc (every combination
    > I can think of) but I can't get past this Cingular SIM card unlock (which
    > isn't the subsidy unlock).
    >
    > 5. In fact, when I put ANY SIM cards (T-Mobile or Cingular/ATT) into the
    > now-unlocked Motorola cell phone, it says "Enter Unlock Code" and then
    > when
    > I enter "0000" and hit "OK" it says "Unlock Code Incorrect. Try Again".
    >
    > It must be in the phone 'cuz the SIM cards work find in a spare phone.
    > What
    > is the default unlock for the Motorola RAZR if it is not what I tried
    > above?
    >
    > WHAT is going on?
    >
    > WHAT IS THE DEFAULT SIM CARD UNLOCK if it isn't the ones I tried above?
    >
    > catherine
    >
    > HERE IS THE EMAIL FROM ATT/CINGULAR (modified to obfuscate the code
    > itself):
    >
    > Your subsidy unlock request was received and processed, see below for
    > details:
    >
    > IMEI #: ###############
    > Unlock Code: ########
    >
    > (To verify IMEI # press *#06#, this will poppulate a 15 digit # on the
    > screen. If this sequence does not work, simply pull the back and
    > battery out of phone and the IMEI will be listed on the back of the
    > phone under the battery.)
    >
    > Caution: If this process is unsuccessful five times in a row, the phone
    > will be permanently locked to the new at&t network. Do not attempt to
    > enter the code more than one (1) time total. Instructions below will
    > assist you in unlocking your device, if these steps are unsuccessful
    > please contact us at 1-800-331-0500 or (916) 843-4685 from overseas.
    >
    > Motorola
    > Subsidy Unlock Process
    > With non-Cingular SIM inserted in device
    > 1. Turn on handset
    > 2. Enter unlock code when prompted
    > 3. Press OK
    > 4. Device should now be unlocked.





  5. #5
    denise&bryn
    Guest

    Re: Cingular/ATT T-Mobile SIM Unlock default passord unlock code?

    On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 01:13:46 +0000 (UTC), Mike S. wrote:
    > The default PIN1 on Cingular SIM cards is 1111.
    > The default PIN2 is 2222.


    I picked up a phone at Goodwill and couldn't unlock it for weeks even with
    a brand new SIM card! I had tried every 4 number combo I could think of to
    no avail (how many combinations are there anyway)?

    But, after finding this on my search, as soon as I typed in "2222", viola!
    It worked! THANK YOU MIKE S!

    BTW, what's the difference between a "PIN1" and a "PIN2".
    How did you know what MY SIM card lock combination was?

    Is there still a SIM1 lock on my card now?





  6. #6
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: Cingular/ATT T-Mobile SIM Unlock default passord unlock code?

    How many combinations are there? You're kidding right? Let me take a
    wild stab here. 0000-9999. I'll guess 10,000.

    How did he know what your lock code is? Did you happen to notice the
    word DEFAULT in his answer? Unless changed the default is the one put in
    at the factory and they are all the same. Hence the term, default.

    (shudder)

    denise&bryn wrote:
    > On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 01:13:46 +0000 (UTC), Mike S. wrote:
    >> The default PIN1 on Cingular SIM cards is 1111.
    >> The default PIN2 is 2222.

    >
    > I picked up a phone at Goodwill and couldn't unlock it for weeks even
    > with a brand new SIM card! I had tried every 4 number combo I could
    > think of to no avail (how many combinations are there anyway)?
    >
    > But, after finding this on my search, as soon as I typed in "2222",
    > viola! It worked! THANK YOU MIKE S!
    >
    > BTW, what's the difference between a "PIN1" and a "PIN2".
    > How did you know what MY SIM card lock combination was?
    >
    > Is there still a SIM1 lock on my card now?






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