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ATT & Nokia 3360

Discussion in 'NOKIA' started by Guest, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. Guest

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    ATT & Nokia 3360

    I have recently cancelled service with ATT and am considering switching to Cingular. I have two relatively new Nokia 3360s, which Cingular apparently would let me use. I called ATT but they say that they cannot give me any kind of code or assist me in "unlocking" the phones (according to Nokia customer service they should be able to do so). Are ATT just being obstructive? Can I "unlock" the phones myself? Or do I have to bite the bullet and buy two new 3360s from Cingular? Thank you.
     
  2. Grimkirk

    Grimkirk New Member

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    I'd say take the phones back to the AT&T store where you purchased
    them and have the store staff unlock them on the spot. Since you 'own'
    the hardware, if they refuse to unlock them, tell them you want them
    to refund your money since they are effectively forcing you to rent
    hardware you already own (from them), rather than allowing you to
    do with your property as you will.

    I believe a position like this will convince them to change their minds,
    especially if there are some lightly veiled legal issues presented...

    Regards.
     
  3. parthery

    parthery Senior Member
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    There is no magic code to unlock AT&T locked TDMA phones. It can be done with a cable and software on Nokia 5100/6100 and 8260 phones. I believe the software will also unlock 3360s if you can find an FBUS/MBUS cable which is a challenge.

    Having said all that, if you are signing up for new service on Cingular, they may give you the 3360 cheap or free depending on how long you agree to service (1 year/2 year). You will end up with a brand new phone with a brand new warranty.

    If you are concerned about getting your phone numbers out of your old phone, thats a pretty easy task too. It can be done one of two ways:

    1.) If you have a laptop with an infrared port, go to www.nokiahowto.com and download PC suite. Its free and will enable you to copy your phone book to the computer via infrared.

    2.) Go to a Cingular company store with a service dept. They can do it in about 5 minutes and usually charge $10 a phone. They might even do it free if you do it right when you purchase the new phones and activate them.
     
  4. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    Cingular usually gives the Nokia 3360's away for free with a 2 year contract I believe. I think they charge about $20-$40 for a 1 year contract. Just buy them cheap from Cingular with a one year contract or get them for free on a 2 year contract.
     
  5. tino

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    Sorry to hear about your AT&T problems, i work for AT&T and we do not have the ability in store to unlock the phones, sounds like it can be done with the cable, we just are not given the required cables and info to do this....I would definitely do this for customers if i could, good luck
     
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    o.k. in response to the legal issue guy.....you have got to be kidding me? have you ever read a contract? AT&T is not forcing anyone to rent equipment they already own nor would they refund your money because you cancelled your account. Cingular tdma is yes compatible with AT&T tdma but unfortunatley no carrier will unlock your phone for you, whats next you want to sue the carrier because you cannot keep your same # if you leave??? I would love it if you came in my location with that complaint.....
     
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  8. tylerdurden

    tylerdurden Senior Member
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    that code has nothing to do with unlocking your phone and you can seriously mess stuff up if you don't know what you're doing.
     
  9. NYCDru

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    thats the test mode code isn't it?
     
  10. bobolito

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    No, that code will open the hidden configuration menus like the SID menu and the Own Number menu. But still you cannot access the SOC menu which is necessary to change the carrier code. The SOC is locked so you cannot change it. When the phone is unlocked, you can then access the SOC menu and change it so you can use the phone on another carrier.
     
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    kirk i have the cheese for you wine, sue the co? for what? selling you a fon to work on awe system only? soc locking the fon so you have to buy (not rent) a new fon froma different carrier?
    as far as i know not even tech has the answer to that, sure maybe theres someone in the co that can surely do it. but to demand that that the store unlocks the fon, what a dope. Do you go to the cable co and demand that they unblock all the pay channels? well maybe they have a high maintanance cust possibly like you. companies do that for a reason, get a grip and i would wish and hope you came into my store also to humiliate you for being so pathetic and cheap
     

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