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Trying to unlock this GSM phone...

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by TheCellularPhone, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. TheCellularPhone

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    I've got an old Motorola V505 that I had with SunCom Wireless a few years back. The service was cut off a while ago and it's just showing an unregistered SIM card. Is unlocking it as simple as switching the SIM cards(thought about switching it with a Cingular SIM card and going prepaid...don't know if that'll work)or does it require a little more work. The line I had wasn't a primary line, if that helps.

    Someone help me out, because I have no idea what I'm doing:(
     
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    hf1khal Who am I to judge
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    it is a bit more involved than that. You can try to contact Suncom and see if tehy will give you the unlock code 9that is the easiest way as all it requires a none suncome sim and just the entry of the numners they give you. The other way, is to pay one of the unlocking site (about 425 to $35) and you would have to hook it up to the PC and have a live internet connection where you will connect to a server which then gets your phone unlocked.
     
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    Actually, there are unlock code generators available that will generate the unlock code for you. For Nokia there are on line calculators, but I think for Moto you need to download an application.

    Unlocks from unlocking businesses (such as iUnlock) are usually around $20 to $250 depending on the model.

    If you do a google search you'll find lots of information about unlocking your Moto.
     
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    Welcome to WA.

    Now a days you can even get phones unlocked for as little as $10...
    places like craiglist usually have priavte parties that will do unlocking for less than a remote unlocking site, did a search in Raleigh, found one for $20.
     
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    Actually, if you have a Nokia there are several places on the net where you can download an unlock code generator and even other places that will generate the unlock code for you while you are on line. I don't believe there are any Moto places to do that on line but you can download an unlock code generator. Free is better than $10 :)
     
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    True but the OP does not have a Nokia, he/she has a Motorola V505 :rolleyes:

     
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  7. Telekom

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    But that was not my whole message. I wrote that there are also unlock code generators for Moto as well. There are just no on line unlock code generators for Moto as far as I know. :rolleyes:
     
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    So are you saying that there is such a thing as "Unlock Code Generator" for Motorola that can be downloaded & is free? I am assuming this would be free just like the Nokias since you did say "Free is better than $10".

    BTW: Not all Nokis can be unlocked using the free code generator.

     
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    hf1khal Who am I to judge
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    Actualy there was one free program that did unlock the Moto phones on your own PC. But I think it had the upper limit of the V3. I wish I can remeber where I put that file or its name.
     
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    I only remember being able to unlock earlier versions of V180 and V220 for free, after some revision number the program would no longer work. But I still ahd to connect the phone with a USB cable, it wasn't a code calculator.
     
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    Correct it did not generate but it was a diferent one than the one you are talking about.
     
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    I guess I didn't know about that one, nothing ever came up in the search anytime I needed to unlock a Moto.

    Yes, that's exactly what I remember also.

    Oh and btw, I think one of the posters habit of transposing letters is rubbing off on you...:p
     
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    Yes this was a diferent one which I found by pure luck. Actualy, since I did not have any locked Motos on hand I had some one try it on his V600 and it did work. Now this has been bothering me as I want to find it and can't seem to locate it (too many moto related files that I have not used for a good while now).
     
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    wonder if this is making any sense to the OP. :rolleyes:




    You keep bringing up Nokias, the OP needs help for a Motorola handset.
     
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    Sorry I do not know
     
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    You may be able to get your phone unlocked for free using information from motomodders.net. You will need a USB cable and download two programs from their site to do this. I have personally unlocked my T-Mobile V300 using the instructions provided in the link above. This method is recommended for the V300, V600, & E398 and may or may not work with other V-series phones (V300,V303,V400,V500,V505,V525, & V600). However, there were two members that have claimed to be able to unlock a V505 & a V525 using these instructions.

    I hope this helps. :)
     
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    Thanks Blue, That was it. That is what happenes when one re-installs the OS (up to Vista). The one thing I forgot to back up is my favorits folder.
     
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    I've been reading his posts on various forums for too long — it must be contagious :)
     
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    All suggestions are good ones and appreciated, but i'm just wondering if the OP is just looking to get his/hers handset unlocked as simple as possible without having to do any downloading of programs and just get it done like the everyday average cellphone user as opposed to an advanced user.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys for all the suggestions. I couldn't get back to this earlier since I still don't have a steady Internet connection(or a steady computer for that matter)yet. Lots of feedback. I'm still learning how everything works when it comes to the cellular world in general. I'm just an average cell phone user...for now.

    I was hoping it'd be fairly easy to do and it is...just requires a little work on my part. I still haven't made the final decision to unlock it yet, but I'm looking into it. Just wanted to ask you guys since I know there's a lot of knowledgeable people on here.

    Thanks again.
     
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    If you want simple just make use of the service of any business that does unlocking. It will likely cost you somewhere around $20 or $30. The suggestions made were trying to save the OP some money.

    It's fairly simple to download an application from the net, install it and use it as needed. Each person will have to judge what their level of "simiplicity" is and what they need and how fast they need it.
     
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    Exactly what i originally suggested.


    And judging by the OP's initial post, simple it's what he/she is looking for.

    You'd be surprised how many advanced cellphone users have trouble just getting Mobile Phone Tools to work properly for them let alone software to unlock a handset.

     
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    I used this service once http://www.unlockmyphonenow.com/ to unlock a Motorola and it didn't work via the number he sent me, but I shipped it to him as per the site and within 4 days I had it back unlocked.

    This is just another option for you to check out.
     
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    That's who I used to get my ATTWS V600 unlocked. The sequence of events were the same for me also. It was almost 2 years back & I believe I paid $25 which included the shipping back to me.
     
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    Whatever did you do with that v600 Charlyee?
     
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    Hmm I believe it said "bye, I am leaving on a jet plane to a good home".......:D
     
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