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  1. #1
    George Bozovic
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    Hi,

    I recently brought an unlocked t68m to Boston after purchasing it in
    Europe and using it on a carrier over there. I have an old Omnipoint
    sim-card and am a T-mob customer. I used the t68m with a European
    provider, as well as T-Mobile in roaming and it worked fine.

    However, when I landed in Boston, although the phone would find the
    carrier (with T-Mob sim card) I couldn't make calls. I would get three
    beeps and the call would drop. Occassionally, I would get "No Access"
    errors.

    Taking my T-Mob sim card and putting it into another phone (Nokia 3390
    or 6610), and everything worked fine. Putting my European carriers sim
    card into the t68m while in roaming, in Boston, on AT&T network it
    worked fine too. But it doesn't work with my T-Mobile card.

    I called T-Mobile and they didn't know what it was, they told me to
    replace my sim card, which I did and it still doesn't work. I also
    tried with my friends T-Mobile card, same problem!

    The same problem persisted on the T-mobile network in DC as well.

    But it worked fine in Europe.

    Does anyone know what is going on and what can I do to solve this
    problem?

    Thanks,
    George B,



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  2. #2
    pmyd
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    Re: t68m doesn't work on T-mobile

    > However, when I landed in Boston, although the phone would
    > find the carrier (with T-Mob sim card) I couldn't make

    calls.

    I had a similar situation recently. A completely unblocked
    T68i in Alabama wouldn't work on T-mobile but worked fine in
    the UK. I think US T-mobile are only allowing their known
    customers' phones to work. GSM is wasted on them.




  3. #3
    Drew
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    Re: t68m doesn't work on T-mobile

    I think phones can be "blacklisted" if they're reported stolen, destroyed,
    etc... That would make sense if T-Mob USA has it blacklisted.
    "pmyd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > However, when I landed in Boston, although the phone would
    > > find the carrier (with T-Mob sim card) I couldn't make

    > calls.
    >
    > I had a similar situation recently. A completely unblocked
    > T68i in Alabama wouldn't work on T-mobile but worked fine in
    > the UK. I think US T-mobile are only allowing their known
    > customers' phones to work. GSM is wasted on them.
    >






  4. #4
    Carl.
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    Re: t68m doesn't work on T-mobile

    "pmyd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > However, when I landed in Boston, although the phone would
    > > find the carrier (with T-Mob sim card) I couldn't make

    > calls.
    >
    > I had a similar situation recently. A completely unblocked
    > T68i in Alabama wouldn't work on T-mobile but worked fine in
    > the UK. I think US T-mobile are only allowing their known
    > customers' phones to work. GSM is wasted on them.


    If this is true it's news. I used to activate accounts for customers that
    already had non-T-Mobile equipment.


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  5. #5
    G
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    Re: t68m doesn't work on T-mobile

    On 4 Jan 2004 16:20:53 -0800, [email protected] (George Bozovic) wrote:

    >Hi,


    >But it worked fine in Europe.
    >
    >Does anyone know what is going on and what can I do to solve this
    >problem?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >George B,




    yer don't go to the states


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  6. #6
    gopi
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    Re: t68m doesn't work on T-mobile

    "pmyd" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I had a similar situation recently. A completely unblocked
    > T68i in Alabama wouldn't work on T-mobile but worked fine in
    > the UK. I think US T-mobile are only allowing their known
    > customers' phones to work. GSM is wasted on them.


    T-Mobile doesn't block all foreign IMEIs - in my experience they don't
    block any. Both my girlfriend and myself use phones that were
    purchased outside of T-Mobile. Neither model of phone is available
    from T-Mobile - Ericsson T39m and SonyEricsson P800. I know other
    people using various imported phones without a problem as well.



  7. #7
    Drew
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    Re: t68m doesn't work on T-mobile

    Sorry, should be more clear. If a handset were, say, stolen - it *could* be
    blacklisted by a carrier (say, T-Mob USA) - I'm not saying (NOT saying)
    that t-mob blacklists all non-t-mob phones.. I'm not aware of them
    blacklisting any phones, but if they did - it would behave exactly as this
    is being described - the HLR simply wouldn't let it fly.
    "gopi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "pmyd" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > I had a similar situation recently. A completely unblocked
    > > T68i in Alabama wouldn't work on T-mobile but worked fine in
    > > the UK. I think US T-mobile are only allowing their known
    > > customers' phones to work. GSM is wasted on them.

    >
    > T-Mobile doesn't block all foreign IMEIs - in my experience they don't
    > block any. Both my girlfriend and myself use phones that were
    > purchased outside of T-Mobile. Neither model of phone is available
    > from T-Mobile - Ericsson T39m and SonyEricsson P800. I know other
    > people using various imported phones without a problem as well.






  8. #8
    Whytoi
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    Re: t68m doesn't work on T-mobile

    In article <[email protected]>, G
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 4 Jan 2004 16:20:53 -0800, [email protected] (George Bozovic) wrote:


    > >But it worked fine in Europe.
    > >
    > >Does anyone know what is going on and what can I do to solve this
    > >problem?


    > yer don't go to the states


    ehhh... Maybe the phone wasn't finger printed nor photographed upon
    entry into the US.



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