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    What do these terms refer to? I know a lot of people say they need there phone unlocked but I dont understand why..

    I have an outta the box Motorola V3 from Rogers and I use my palm pilot to sync up with bluetooth to add/remove things onto it. Is that what Unlocking a phone does?


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    Check here and here and here and here and finally here.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: This stuff keeps jumping out at me today HERE
    Last edited by Brad729; 02-26-2006 at 08:50 AM.



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    well thanks for some of that info but unlock just means I can put in a new SIM card and changed to a different provider? It doesnt have anything to do with trasnfer of images, games, ring tones etc?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Magma
    well thanks for some of that info but unlock just means I can put in a new SIM card and changed to a different provider? It doesnt have anything to do with trasnfer of images, games, ring tones etc?
    No, that's different. You would do that either with software and a data cable, or with WAP wireless web uploads. Try emailing some files to your phone's email address, or try a free upload service. You could even get a bluetooth kit and transfer wirelessly directly from your pc to phone. Try using the site's search feature for more info on all of that, I've read about it in lots of other threads. I'll look around. Good luck



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    Quote Originally Posted by Magma
    What do these terms refer to? I know a lot of people say they need there phone unlocked but I dont understand why..

    I have an outta the box Motorola V3 from Rogers and I use my palm pilot to sync up with bluetooth to add/remove things onto it. Is that what Unlocking a phone does?
    Lock/unlock pertain's to GSM phones.

    Lock means that a phone has been branded/locked to a certain Service Provider. (Rogers for example)

    Unlocked mean the phone can be used on any GSM provider.
    Last edited by bossdragon; 02-26-2006 at 10:05 PM.
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    Thanks to Griffzan for this awesome Razr V3 thread.

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    yah I was worried I had to unlock the phone or something just to get it to transfer files to the phone and backwards etc. But I guess not thank you though.



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    Re: Term Locked and unlocked..

    an unlocked phone is just worth more if you sell it



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