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Discussion in 'Other Smartphones and Mobile Operating Systems' started by DeeZen, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. DeeZen

    DeeZen New Member

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    Service Expires Nov. 1st, 2009 :( :mad:

    Have a Treo 650 Palm smartphone locked by my carrier.
    Provider has informed me they will no longer be servicing wireless phones.
    CAN I JUST HAVE THE PHONE UNLOCKED AND THEN SUBSCRIBE TO ANOTHER CARRIER.

    If not, thanks for responding.
     
  2. Kalimotxo

    Kalimotxo Bronze Senior Member
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    Your carrier is/was earthlink wireless, right? If I remember correctly, they were a CDMA carrier. CDMA phones can be "unlocked" but this is no simple task and the carrier you are moving to would probably have to flash the phone. Good luck getting someone to do that for you.

    If earthlink wireless is/was a GSM carrier, then they should be able to provide you with the sim unlock code. But again, I think earthlink was a CDMA carrier.

    Honestly, I would save yourself from all the frustration and go out and get a new phone with a new carrier. A palm centro on Sprint is only $30.
     
  3. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 25 Years Plus
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    Earthlink's service operates on CDMA, so getting it to work with another CDMA carrier might be a challenge. It's not impossible, but it's not easy either.
     
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  4. DeeZen

    DeeZen New Member

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    FINAL UPDATE!
    Thanks Kalimotxo and Mobile Mike for your keen responses which I definitely agreed with. Thereforefore, as you suggested, I went to another carrier (Sprint) and picked up another device - - Palm Treo Pro. So far like it more each day, but dislike the keys! Regardless, device serves my business purposes!
    Again: THANKS!
     
  5. budney

    budney Resident Headbanger
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    Good choice! I liked the Treo Pro quite a bit. If you have any questions about it I;ll be glad to help. :)
     
  6. charlyee

    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
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    Ditto, same here although I had the GSM version.

    BlackBerry9700/5.0.0.656 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102
     
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