I'm very new to cell phones so any welp is greatly appreciated. Someone has decided to sell me this phone for 50 bucks so I can give my mother a present. (just for being a great mom) My mother's phone is beginning to fall apart and I'm hoping to brighten her day with this phone but it will all be in ernest if I can't unlock the phone. The person selling teh phone to me says that he has tried to unlock twice and it didn't work so I will only have 3 shots at this. Anyway, waiting for a response.