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  1. #1
    james g. keegan jr.
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    hello

    a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone, less the
    cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed to do was buy a
    cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i wondered if the phone was
    locked by voicestream to prevent this occurence.

    i'd appreciate your comments.

    thanks.



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  2. #2
    Scott Nelson
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    If your friend is still with Voicestream ( now T-Mobile ), call 611 and they
    will give you the unlock code for free.

    Scotty


    "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > hello
    >
    > a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone, less

    the
    > cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed to do was buy

    a
    > cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i wondered if the phone was
    > locked by voicestream to prevent this occurence.
    >
    > i'd appreciate your comments.
    >
    > thanks.






  3. #3
    james g. keegan jr.
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> hello
    >>
    >> a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone,
    >> less the cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed
    >> to do was buy a cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i
    >> wondered if the phone was locked by voicestream to prevent this
    >> occurence.
    >>
    >> i'd appreciate your comments.
    >>
    >> thanks.


    > If your friend is still with Voicestream ( now T-Mobile ), call 611 and
    > they will give you the unlock code for free.



    i emailed my friend and asked that they call.

    i tried to call too, t-mobile was cool about it but wouldn't give me the data
    i needed. mayeb they will give to my friend.

    thanks for your comments.



  4. #4
    Carl.
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >> hello
    > >>
    > >> a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone,
    > >> less the cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed
    > >> to do was buy a cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i
    > >> wondered if the phone was locked by voicestream to prevent this
    > >> occurence.
    > >>
    > >> i'd appreciate your comments.
    > >>
    > >> thanks.

    >
    > > If your friend is still with Voicestream ( now T-Mobile ), call 611 and
    > > they will give you the unlock code for free.

    >
    >
    > i emailed my friend and asked that they call.
    >
    > i tried to call too, t-mobile was cool about it but wouldn't give me the

    data
    > i needed. mayeb they will give to my friend.
    >
    > thanks for your comments.


    Make sure your friend has the IMEI number from the phone before they call.


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  5. #5
    james g. keegan jr.
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in news:nyzYb.1947$J84.398
    @fe1.texas.rr.com:

    > "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > Make sure your friend has the IMEI number from the phone before they call.



    thanks again



  6. #6
    Richie
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    If you're not able to get your phone unlocked before your departure, you can
    find a shop in China that will unlock it for you at a nominal fee.

    Or you could simply buy a new mobile phone in China.


    "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in news:nyzYb.1947$J84.398
    > @fe1.texas.rr.com:
    >
    > > "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > Make sure your friend has the IMEI number from the phone before they

    call.
    >
    >
    > thanks again






  7. #7
    matt weber
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:48:32 GMT, "james g. keegan jr."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >hello
    >
    >a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone, less the
    >cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed to do was buy a
    >cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i wondered if the phone was
    >locked by voicestream to prevent this occurence.

    If it was sold by VoiceStream probably, if it was sold by Omnipoint,
    maybe. I don't think VoiceStream every sold unlocked phones, but in
    some cases they were willing to unlock them.

    However most of the Omnipoint world phones were unlocked, you paid for
    the honor, but they weren't subsidized. I have Motorola L7089 that I
    bought from Omnipoint. No choice in the matter, it was unlocked (and I
    was never an Omnipoint customer).
    >
    >i'd appreciate your comments.
    >
    >thanks.





  8. #8
    Michael Pronay
    Guest

    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world
    > phone, less the cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought
    > all i needed to do was buy a cimm in china and i'd be on the
    > air. but then, i wondered if the phone was locked by voicestream
    > to prevent this occurence.


    You can check whether the phone is locked or not by typing (from
    ground display > * < < * < * (< and > being the arrow keys of
    the menu bar). You get into the service menu. Chose "Service
    info", then "SIMlock". You get a list of 4 or 5 items with a
    padlock icon. If all 4 or 5 padlocks are open (look carefully, the
    opening is only 1 pixel), then the phone is unlocked. If one (or
    more) are closed, it's SIM-locked.

    Works on any /// and S/// phone, btw.

    M.



  9. #9
    james g. keegan jr.
    Guest

    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    Michael Pronay <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world
    >> phone, less the cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought
    >> all i needed to do was buy a cimm in china and i'd be on the
    >> air. but then, i wondered if the phone was locked by voicestream
    >> to prevent this occurence.

    >
    > You can check whether the phone is locked or not by typing (from
    > ground display > * < < * < * (< and > being the arrow keys of
    > the menu bar). You get into the service menu. Chose "Service
    > info", then "SIMlock". You get a list of 4 or 5 items with a
    > padlock icon. If all 4 or 5 padlocks are open (look carefully, the
    > opening is only 1 pixel), then the phone is unlocked. If one (or
    > more) are closed, it's SIM-locked.
    >
    > Works on any /// and S/// phone, btw.



    thank you. the phone is SIM-locked, unfortunately.

    perhaps i can find an unlock generator which will run from the IMEI code or
    find someone in china to unlock it if i can't get it done here.




  10. #10
    Michael Pronay
    Guest

    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > perhaps i can find an unlock generator which will run from the
    > IMEI code or find someone in china to unlock it if i can't get
    > it done here.


    I guess finding someone to unlock it in China (in metropolitan
    areas, of course) might be quite easy.

    M.



  11. #11
    Joseph
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:48:32 GMT, "james g. keegan jr."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >hello
    >
    >a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone, less the
    >cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed to do was buy a
    >cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i wondered if the phone was
    >locked by voicestream to prevent this occurence.


    If the T28W was originally on VoiceStream it will be locked. You'll
    need to request the unlock code if you wish to use any SIM (not CIMM)
    in it.
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  12. #12
    james g. keegan jr.
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    Michael Pronay <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> perhaps i can find an unlock generator which will run from the
    >> IMEI code or find someone in china to unlock it if i can't get
    >> it done here.

    >
    > I guess finding someone to unlock it in China (in metropolitan
    > areas, of course) might be quite easy.



    that is what i have been told. in fact, since i first posted, a few people
    contacted me and said that whatever place i purchased the new SIM would
    probably do it gratis.

    still, i admit it, i hate not knowing for sure. if i could do it here without
    a cable, i would give it a try.



  13. #13
    james g. keegan jr.
    Guest

    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    Joseph <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:48:32 GMT, "james g. keegan jr."
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>hello
    >>
    >>a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone, less
    >>the cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed to do
    >>was buy a cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i wondered if
    >>the phone was locked by voicestream to prevent this occurence.

    >
    > If the T28W was originally on VoiceStream it will be locked. You'll
    > need to request the unlock code if you wish to use any SIM (not CIMM)
    > in it.


    thank you. i've discovered how hard it is to get the unlock code from
    voicestream since i am not the phone's original owner.

    i've received a number of suggestions. the best seems to be wait until i get
    to china and let the people i purchase the sim from unlock it, which i am
    told they will do gratis.






  14. #14
    Lensman
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    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    I have been to China 2 or 3 times and I have had the experience of trying to get
    a phone unlocked there. It did not happen for me.

    I URGE YOU to have your friend get the unlock code from T-Mobile. If he still a
    customer they will give it to him for free and not give him a hard time. All he
    has to do is give them the IMEI number, you can find it under the battery.


    "james g. keegan jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Joseph <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:48:32 GMT, "james g. keegan jr."
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>hello
    > >>
    > >>a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world phone, less
    > >>the cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought all i needed to do
    > >>was buy a cimm in china and i'd be on the air. but then, i wondered if
    > >>the phone was locked by voicestream to prevent this occurence.

    > >
    > > If the T28W was originally on VoiceStream it will be locked. You'll
    > > need to request the unlock code if you wish to use any SIM (not CIMM)
    > > in it.

    >
    > thank you. i've discovered how hard it is to get the unlock code from
    > voicestream since i am not the phone's original owner.
    >
    > i've received a number of suggestions. the best seems to be wait until i get
    > to china and let the people i purchase the sim from unlock it, which i am
    > told they will do gratis.
    >
    >
    >






  15. #15
    Andy M --Tampa Bay--
    Guest

    Re: ericsson t28 world (unlock) question

    Last November, I called T-Mo to unlock a Nokia 3390 that was used by a
    former voicestream customer. In 2 days, they sent me an SMS with the Unlock
    sode and procedure, and they also emailed it to me. They didn't even call my
    friend (the former customer) to make sure if the phone was his. So its a
    wonder they are giving you a run around.

    james g. keegan jr. wrote:
    >> Joseph <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]:
    >>
    >>> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:48:32 GMT, "james g. keegan jr."
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> hello
    >>>>
    >>>> a friend has loaned me an old voicestream ericsson t28 world
    >>>> phone, less the cimm, for an upcoming trip to china. we thought
    >>>> all i needed to do was buy a cimm in china and i'd be on the air.
    >>>> but then, i wondered if the phone was locked by voicestream to
    >>>> prevent this occurence.
    >>>
    >>> If the T28W was originally on VoiceStream it will be locked. You'll
    >>> need to request the unlock code if you wish to use any SIM (not
    >>> CIMM) in it.

    >>
    >> thank you. i've discovered how hard it is to get the unlock code from
    >> voicestream since i am not the phone's original owner.
    >>
    >> i've received a number of suggestions. the best seems to be wait
    >> until i get to china and let the people i purchase the sim from
    >> unlock it, which i am told they will do gratis.






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