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  1. #1
    JerryC
    Guest
    I have three phones on a shared family plan with AT&T. I have to replace
    one of them. AT&T gave me a really short, crappy list of phone to pick
    from. The handwriting is on the wall for AT&T I guess. I'd rather switch
    all three to Cingular, but I'm told by both companies that the phones
    are all locked to AT&T and won't work on Cingular. One I am replacing
    anyway and the another is real low end, but the third is a Nokia 6820
    which is pretty high-end. So I'm screwed I guess.

    Can I unlock this 6820 so that it will work on Cingular? I saw that
    online calculator someone mentioned but it doesn't have the 6820 on it.
    After I unlock it, what do I do next? Is it out of service until I then
    switch it over to Cingular? Do they just give me a new simm card or
    what?

    Thanks for any help, have to do this in a hurry, like today/tomorrow
    since the replacement for the one phone is supposed to be a birthday
    present.



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  2. #2
    MAG
    Guest

    Re: Unlock Nokia 6820 from AT&T?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I have three phones on a shared family plan with AT&T. I have to replace
    > one of them. AT&T gave me a really short, crappy list of phone to pick
    > from. The handwriting is on the wall for AT&T I guess. I'd rather switch
    > all three to Cingular, but I'm told by both companies that the phones
    > are all locked to AT&T and won't work on Cingular. One I am replacing
    > anyway and the another is real low end, but the third is a Nokia 6820
    > which is pretty high-end. So I'm screwed I guess.
    >
    > Can I unlock this 6820 so that it will work on Cingular? I saw that
    > online calculator someone mentioned but it doesn't have the 6820 on it.
    > After I unlock it, what do I do next? Is it out of service until I then
    > switch it over to Cingular? Do they just give me a new simm card or
    > what?
    >
    > Thanks for any help, have to do this in a hurry, like today/tomorrow
    > since the replacement for the one phone is supposed to be a birthday
    > present.
    >

    My 6820 purchased through ATT is working fine on Cingular since the
    merger.




  3. #3

    Re: Unlock Nokia 6820 from AT&T?

    The 6820 will work with any company (even Cingular) when you unlock it.
    A google search will come up with many sites that give you instructions
    and unlock codes. Be careful with this, if you enter the code wrong to
    many times the phone becomes useless. If it fails a couple if times,
    you should take it to a pro to unlock it. Around here they charged me
    about $30 to unlock the phone.

    The phone will work as long as the SIM card is active. Have Cingular
    give you a new SIM card to put on the phone so it works with your new
    Cingular account. If you are renewing your contract, you might as well
    get a new phone and just keep the SIM card and sell the new phone. Hope
    this helps.




  4. #4
    JerryC
    Guest

    Re: Unlock Nokia 6820 from AT&T?

    Right, but you're still on AT&T's network behind the scenes, even though
    it says Cingular in your display, from what they tell me. When they
    decide to shut down the AT&T side (which they will since it costs to
    have dual networks), you're in my shoes, from what they say. This could
    happen soon, within a year.

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > I have three phones on a shared family plan with AT&T. I have to replace
    > > one of them. AT&T gave me a really short, crappy list of phone to pick
    > > from. The handwriting is on the wall for AT&T I guess. I'd rather switch
    > > all three to Cingular, but I'm told by both companies that the phones
    > > are all locked to AT&T and won't work on Cingular. One I am replacing
    > > anyway and the another is real low end, but the third is a Nokia 6820
    > > which is pretty high-end. So I'm screwed I guess.
    > >
    > > Can I unlock this 6820 so that it will work on Cingular? I saw that
    > > online calculator someone mentioned but it doesn't have the 6820 on it.
    > > After I unlock it, what do I do next? Is it out of service until I then
    > > switch it over to Cingular? Do they just give me a new simm card or
    > > what?
    > >
    > > Thanks for any help, have to do this in a hurry, like today/tomorrow
    > > since the replacement for the one phone is supposed to be a birthday
    > > present.
    > >

    > My 6820 purchased through ATT is working fine on Cingular since the
    > merger.
    >
    >




  5. #5
    Patrick Kavanagh
    Guest

    Re: Unlock Nokia 6820 from AT&T?

    Unlikely that they will shut down the ATT network, except where the protocol
    (e.g. GSM vs CDMA) AND the geographic coverage are identical.

    It'll be alot easier to simply absorb the old ATT infrastructure, and simply
    adjust their 'back-end' equipment to accomodate both frequency ranges.

    "JerryC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Right, but you're still on AT&T's network behind the scenes, even though
    > it says Cingular in your display, from what they tell me. When they
    > decide to shut down the AT&T side (which they will since it costs to
    > have dual networks), you're in my shoes, from what they say. This could
    > happen soon, within a year.
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> [email protected] says...
    >> > I have three phones on a shared family plan with AT&T. I have to
    >> > replace
    >> > one of them. AT&T gave me a really short, crappy list of phone to pick
    >> > from. The handwriting is on the wall for AT&T I guess. I'd rather
    >> > switch
    >> > all three to Cingular, but I'm told by both companies that the phones
    >> > are all locked to AT&T and won't work on Cingular. One I am replacing
    >> > anyway and the another is real low end, but the third is a Nokia 6820
    >> > which is pretty high-end. So I'm screwed I guess.
    >> >
    >> > Can I unlock this 6820 so that it will work on Cingular? I saw that
    >> > online calculator someone mentioned but it doesn't have the 6820 on it.
    >> > After I unlock it, what do I do next? Is it out of service until I then
    >> > switch it over to Cingular? Do they just give me a new simm card or
    >> > what?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks for any help, have to do this in a hurry, like today/tomorrow
    >> > since the replacement for the one phone is supposed to be a birthday
    >> > present.
    >> >

    >> My 6820 purchased through ATT is working fine on Cingular since the
    >> merger.
    >>
    >>






  6. #6
    raj10306
    Guest

    Re: Unlock Nokia 6820 from AT&T?


    can some one give me the code to unlock nokia 6820 in cingular?

    many thanks


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    raj10306



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