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How can I unlock my Motorola Razr V3 subsidy code?

Discussion in 'MOTOROLA' started by Trickykidx, Apr 16, 2005.

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  1. Trickykidx

    Trickykidx New Member

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    I just got a Motorola Razr v3 from a seller that said it was unlocked. But I just tried to use it (was a Cingular phone) and it is asking for a Subsidy code? How can I Remote unlock by IMEI? Who is the cheapest?
    I found some online, but they are really expensive
     
  2. ZaphodB

    ZaphodB Signal Go Down De Hole... Senior Member

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    Unfortunately unlocking Motorolas requires cables and special software, so you are either going to have to invest in the data cable and software, or take it somewhere to have it unlocked. It's not like Nokias, where there are websites to do it for you for free.
     
  3. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict Senior Member

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    I know that T-Mobile will give you the subsidy code after 90 days of service. Do AT&T or Cingular do this? If they do, will they do it if you buy a phone from someone else but have never actually had service with AT&T or Cingular?
     
  4. Tony E!

    Tony E! \/\/ireless/\dvisor Senior Member

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    They'll give you the unlock code after 90 days of having your account in good standing, well in my case i got my Razr unlocked before my 60 days of having a Cingular account.. ;)

    You can also unlock your phone remotely (depending on your model) here > http://www.globalmob.com/cart/customer/product.php?productid=247&cat=45&page=1
     
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    Well right on WA page there is a link to here http://www.cellunlocks.com/
    they claim to do it over the air, for $5.00. If thats true not sure you could find it for much less than that. I unlocked my razr using a cable and a web site that charges $25.00 for access to thier server once you install thier software. But it does work. Here is the link to that site http://www.cell-unlock.com/ However first you will need to be able to connect your phone to your computer. Then download thier software and run it in test mode. It will report back if they can unlock your phone. If it says it can, pay the $25.00 and let thier software do the work.
     
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    So I got my subsidy unlock code fro, Cingular. How do I now unlock the phone? I am new to this so appreciate any help I can get:)

     
  8. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer Super Moderator Senior Member

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    You have to put another carrier's SIM card in the phone. When you turn it back on it will ask for the code. Enter it at that time. I keep an old inactive TMO SIM card on hand just for cases like this.

    -Jay
     
  9. Tony E!

    Tony E! \/\/ireless/\dvisor Senior Member

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    IMPORTANT: You have five tries to enter this code into your phone. If you go beyond the five tries unsuccessfully your phone will not be able to be unlocked. If you get "Code Error" displayed on your handset twice call your carrier before going any further..

    1. Insert the non-Cingular SIM card.

    2. Turn on your handset.

    3. You will then be prompted to enter the eight digit unlock code (provided by your carrier)

    4. The handset is then successfully unlocked.
     
  10. o0Eddie0o

    o0Eddie0o New Member

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    Its quite simple to unlock phone by t mob. and cingular.. with out having to spend any money.. will just take time.. still intrested? how do i know u ask? how bout the fact that i work with t mob..
    does that work for u? here are the instructions... JUST CALL THE DAMN COMPANY.. they do it for free...if its originally a t mob phone.. call t mob.. tell them that u want to unlock ur t mob phone, that a friend gave it to u.. and u just wanna use it with cingular.. there's no charge to do it.. same with cingular.. call.. 1.800.tmobile and ask for ur sim subsidy unlock code.. well thats all i will say for now.. deuce..
     
  11. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer Super Moderator Senior Member

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    For the most part, the carriers will only unlock phones for current customers in good standing. There is no financial incentive to unlock a phone so you may use the phone on someone else's network.

    -Jay
     
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    Hi! I'm a newby with two razr v3's and would like to unlock them to sell. I have an iphone which, obviously, doesn't use the sim card on my razr (pink, by the way). My husband still uses his, but has decided to go back to his Nokia 3100 since he doesn't get into the media stuff. So, I have two questions:

    (1) Where do you buy the cables and software to unlock the razrs and (2) where is this FREE website to unlock the Nokia. I had one, as well, but don't plan to use it. I'm spoiled by the iPhone! ha!

    Thank you for the help!

    :) Dallaslady
     
  13. Jay2TheRescue

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    You can go to MotoUnlocker.com :: Motorola Unlock - Unimoto PLUS - MotoBlaze - Remote Unlocking Solution! to unlock the Razrs, you need to buy the cable separately though. You probably already have a cable though as the Razrs use the same USB cable as many digital cameras and MP3 players. I think for 2 unlocks it will probably run you about $50 - $60. I don't know about the Nokias though.

    -Jay
     
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    Thanks, Jay! I have saved the website and, yes, I do have those cables already. We'll have to discuss if we want to spend that much money to unlock them if we're going to cell them. We're not planning to change carriers any time soon.

    Now, that mystery solved (thank you very much...I'm impressed at the speed of a response on this website), so if I can discover that Nokia website where it's free....that would totally make my week! Thanks, again!

    - Frances

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    but how to dance in the rain.'

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    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer Super Moderator Senior Member

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    Search our Nokia forum. I've seen it there. I usually don't pay too much personal attention to the Nokia forums as I have never owned a Nokia.

    -Jay
     
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    Thank you, Jay! Youv'e been very helpful!

    Frances

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    but how to dance in the rain.'
     
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    ..............you are indeed correct... i simply called them, they created a non ATT cingular customer account and then simply gave me the subsidy code... thanks alot!!!!
     
  18. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer Super Moderator Senior Member

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    Sounds like you were lucky. Carriers have no incentive to give unlock codes to people who are not their customers.

    -Jay
     
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    Well I bought another T-Mobile locked phone.. I called them but they gave me that 90 days crap... So I had to contact the person I bought the phone from (ebay) and have them call tmobile for the code... took less than 2 hours and they emailed it to himm then he forwarded the code to me ****another phone unlocked**** thankfully the ebay seller was cooperative... apparently he didnt know (like I did) that one could just call the carrier to have the phone unlocked. He had a blackberry that was just not being used from tmobile that he also at the same time got unlocked... so he was more thankful to me because now he could sell his blackberry.. But the thanks belongs to the tmobile employee above (EDDIE) who told us how easy it could be to just call em and ask.. at least I didnt have to pay $8, $10, or $24.99 to have it unlocked thanks alot!!!!
     
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    T-Mobile gave me the same stuff....You Have To Have An Account. The Lady put in a request for me using the IMEI and it went through but I got an email the next day Stating that I had to have an account.
     
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    i have the same question with you , so it is useful for me.



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    I bought 2 blackberrys off ebay a pearl 8100 and a curbe 8300 both for cingular ATT. I just called cingular, told em i bought it off ebay and that i want the unlock code... they ask for IMEI number i gave em and they gave me the unlock code... I now having confidence buying att cingular locked phones for resale cuz i know i can have em unlocked free!@
     
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    casper4u, what exactly did you say to cingular that made them so willing to give the unlock codes to you over the phone?
     
  24. Tony E!

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    As long as you'd had service for 90 days with your GSM carrier you can request an unlock code from them, reason can be from you need to use your phone overseas for work to keeping in touch with your family.
     
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    Thanks Tony E. Can cingular unlock a tmobile razr phone? How can I thank someone and have it show up on their profile?
     
  26. Tony E!

    Tony E! \/\/ireless/\dvisor Senior Member

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    HM? if i remember correctly they should be able to...

    To thank someone you just hit the [​IMG] icon on the lower right side.
     
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    Tony E!,
    I'm confused; I only see 3 buttons on the lower right of the post which are: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Am I looking for the thanks button[​IMG] in the wrong area or something?
     
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    Charlyee Ultimate Insanity Super Moderator Senior Member

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    Nicoletta, you are not in the wrong area. You need to have a minimum of 10 posts before you have access to the [​IMG]


    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer Super Moderator Senior Member

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    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer Super Moderator Senior Member

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    LOL, we both replied a the same time. I was not aware that you needed 10 posts to give thanks. I guess I missed that memo when we started the Thanks feature... ;)

    I know you have to be signed in, and that Thanks are also not available in off-topic areas of the forums (The Roaming Zone)

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