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Old May 23rd 05, 05:04 PM
JerryC
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Default Unlock Nokia 6820 from AT&T?

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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Old May 23rd 05, 11:27 PM
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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.

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Old July 30th 05, 08:37 PM
Patrick Kavanagh
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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" wrote in message
ganews.com...
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.

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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.




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Old October 8th 11, 11:16 AM
sahaya sahaya is offline
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Originally Posted by JerryC View Post
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.
there are many ways to unlock a phone. you can unlock it using software or hardware or through codes. if you ask me the codes are the best way to unlock it. unlocking through codes is the best and simple way to unlock any phone. i got my phone unlocked through this method only. you can get the codes either from your service provider or from any other online service providers. getting codes from your service provider can be got only if your phone within your contract period.. i got the codes from a third party ProUnlocking.com provider. they also provide codes even for older model phones.
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Old November 11th 11, 10:28 AM
malathy malathy is offline
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To unlock the phone contact service provider otherwise get the code from online site and unlock.
 




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