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  1. #1
    Bucky Badger
    Guest
    This is not a scam or a stolen phone, so please help out or point me
    in the right direction.
    My girlfriend bought her son a Sprint Samsung A460 phone with a new
    plan. For disciplinary reasons she stopped the plan. She paid Sprint
    off in a lump sum rather than to keep the plan going until the end of
    the one-year period.
    She now needs a new phone for her plan with a different carrier. They
    said that they could activate the phone if they had the technical
    data. I don't know what they are talking about, but hopefully someone
    here does and can supply it.
    All I know is that the phone is compatible...the provider(Cellcom)is a
    regional one and told her the specs to be compatible with their system
    and according to the original packaging on the Samsung box they are.
    She said she called the company but got nowhere.
    I know that some manufacturers have exclusivity deals that they will
    only make phones for certain providers so maybe that is a reason why
    they were tight-lipped.
    This is a phone that is not stolen and has been (along with the
    contract) paid for so if there is a contact person/department at
    either Sprint (I doubt that) or Samsung(more likely) I'll be happy to
    contact them.
    Thanks



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  2. #2
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: Need Programming info for Samsung A460

    The phone is locked to Sprint PCS. They will not unlock it for
    you. Your best bet is to either reactivate it with Sprint PCS or sell
    it and use the money to buy a phone from the new provider.


    Bucky Badger wrote:

    > This is not a scam or a stolen phone, so please help out or point me
    > in the right direction.
    > My girlfriend bought her son a Sprint Samsung A460 phone with a new
    > plan. For disciplinary reasons she stopped the plan. She paid Sprint
    > off in a lump sum rather than to keep the plan going until the end of
    > the one-year period.
    > She now needs a new phone for her plan with a different carrier. They
    > said that they could activate the phone if they had the technical
    > data. I don't know what they are talking about, but hopefully someone
    > here does and can supply it.
    > All I know is that the phone is compatible...the provider(Cellcom)is a
    > regional one and told her the specs to be compatible with their system
    > and according to the original packaging on the Samsung box they are.
    > She said she called the company but got nowhere.
    > I know that some manufacturers have exclusivity deals that they will
    > only make phones for certain providers so maybe that is a reason why
    > they were tight-lipped.
    > This is a phone that is not stolen and has been (along with the
    > contract) paid for so if there is a contact person/department at
    > either Sprint (I doubt that) or Samsung(more likely) I'll be happy to
    > contact them.
    > Thanks





  3. #3
    The Supreme Enchanter
    Guest

    Re: Need Programming info for Samsung A460

    try this link for info: http://www.bridog.net/cellular/msl.txt




    "Jerome Zelinske" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > The phone is locked to Sprint PCS. They will not unlock it for
    > you. Your best bet is to either reactivate it with Sprint PCS or sell
    > it and use the money to buy a phone from the new provider.
    >
    >
    > Bucky Badger wrote:
    >
    > > This is not a scam or a stolen phone, so please help out or point me
    > > in the right direction.
    > > My girlfriend bought her son a Sprint Samsung A460 phone with a new
    > > plan. For disciplinary reasons she stopped the plan. She paid Sprint
    > > off in a lump sum rather than to keep the plan going until the end of
    > > the one-year period.
    > > She now needs a new phone for her plan with a different carrier. They
    > > said that they could activate the phone if they had the technical
    > > data. I don't know what they are talking about, but hopefully someone
    > > here does and can supply it.
    > > All I know is that the phone is compatible...the provider(Cellcom)is a
    > > regional one and told her the specs to be compatible with their system
    > > and according to the original packaging on the Samsung box they are.
    > > She said she called the company but got nowhere.
    > > I know that some manufacturers have exclusivity deals that they will
    > > only make phones for certain providers so maybe that is a reason why
    > > they were tight-lipped.
    > > This is a phone that is not stolen and has been (along with the
    > > contract) paid for so if there is a contact person/department at
    > > either Sprint (I doubt that) or Samsung(more likely) I'll be happy to
    > > contact them.
    > > Thanks

    >






  4. #4
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: Need Programming info for Samsung A460

    In article <[email protected]k.net>,
    Jerome Zelinske <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The phone is locked to Sprint PCS. They will not unlock it for
    > you. Your best bet is to either reactivate it with Sprint PCS or sell
    > it and use the money to buy a phone from the new provider.



    Used ones seem to be going for $70 to $80 on eBay.



  5. #5
    The Good Bohemian
    Guest

    Re: Need Programming info for Samsung A460

    In article <[email protected]>, Bucky
    Badger <[email protected]> wrote:

    > This is not a scam or a stolen phone, so please help out or point me
    > in the right direction.
    > My girlfriend bought her son a Sprint Samsung A460 phone with a new
    > plan. For disciplinary reasons she stopped the plan. She paid Sprint
    > off in a lump sum rather than to keep the plan going until the end of
    > the one-year period.
    > She now needs a new phone for her plan with a different carrier. They
    > said that they could activate the phone if they had the technical
    > data. I don't know what they are talking about, but hopefully someone
    > here does and can supply it.
    > All I know is that the phone is compatible...the provider(Cellcom)is a
    > regional one and told her the specs to be compatible with their system
    > and according to the original packaging on the Samsung box they are.
    > She said she called the company but got nowhere.
    > I know that some manufacturers have exclusivity deals that they will
    > only make phones for certain providers so maybe that is a reason why
    > they were tight-lipped.
    > This is a phone that is not stolen and has been (along with the
    > contract) paid for so if there is a contact person/department at
    > either Sprint (I doubt that) or Samsung(more likely) I'll be happy to
    > contact them.
    > Thanks


    As far as I know, your provider has a 'lock' on your phone that
    corresponds to the phone's ESN number. Either they will unlock it for
    you or they won't. You should be able to find a service that can help
    you. The unfortunate thing is the service you find won't likely care
    if the phone is stolen or not. You can do this yourself also with the
    appropriate data cable and software.

    This **may** work...

    enter these 5 reset codes WITHOUT simcard:
    *2767*media#
    *2767*full#
    *2767*cust#
    *2767*wap#
    *2767*stackreset#
    e.g. *2767*media# = *2767*63342#
    the phone resets (turns off and on automatically) after each code...
    after the fifth code the mobile is unlocked and u restored the factory
    settings, but apart from that it's no problem...


    HTH

    Andrew.



  6. #6
    Bucky Badger
    Guest

    Re: Need Programming info for Samsung A460

    > As far as I know, your provider has a 'lock' on your phone that
    > corresponds to the phone's ESN number. Either they will unlock it for
    > you or they won't. You should be able to find a service that can help
    > you. The unfortunate thing is the service you find won't likely care
    > if the phone is stolen or not. You can do this yourself also with the
    > appropriate data cable and software.
    >
    > This **may** work...
    >
    > enter these 5 reset codes WITHOUT simcard:
    > *2767*media#
    > *2767*full#
    > *2767*cust#
    > *2767*wap#
    > *2767*stackreset#
    > e.g. *2767*media# = *2767*63342#
    > the phone resets (turns off and on automatically) after each code...
    > after the fifth code the mobile is unlocked and u restored the factory
    > settings, but apart from that it's no problem...
    >
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > Andrew.


    Is this someting that I can pass on to the new carrier? Is there
    specific hardware needed or is it done just by the keypad?



  7. #7
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Need Programming info for Samsung A460

    In article <160320042112209344%[email protected]>, [email protected]=20
    says...
    > As far as I know, your provider has a 'lock' on your phone that
    > corresponds to the phone's ESN number. Either they will unlock it for
    > you or they won't. You should be able to find a service that can help
    > you. The unfortunate thing is the service you find won't likely care
    > if the phone is stolen or not. You can do this yourself also with the
    > appropriate data cable and software.
    >=20
    > This **may** work...
    >=20


    No, it won't. The Samsung A460 is a CDMA phone. No Simcard.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



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