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Unlocking a phone

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by TheRixter, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. TheRixter

    TheRixter New Member

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    Thinking about purchasing a new phone. A certain wireless provider has the phone I'm interested in buying. Now, if I should buy the phone from XXX wireless, could I 'unlock" the phone before I activated it? I guess it's better to say it this way: just because I purchase the phone from xxx wireless, do I have to use their service?

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  2. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    Depends, can you give us more details?

    Is the phone not available on NewEgg or Amazon unlocked?
     
  3. TheRixter

    TheRixter New Member

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    To: palndri

    Whether Amazon or NewEgg has the phone is irrelevant. Read my post again.

    Rick
     
  4. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    Sorry, I am confused. Can you give us more information? What makes your post confusing is there are GSM and CDMA wireless providers. Two totally different technologies. Then to make the situation more confusing, there are phones that have both technologies.

    I don't see how anyone can give you a correct answer without more information.
     
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  5. TheRixter

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    Re: palndri

    No, I cannot give you more information. It's not a question of what technology nor make/model phone. Just re-read the post: I quote: "just because I purchase the phone from xxx wireless, do I have to use their service?" I believe the answer is 'YES...if you purchase a phone from from xxx carrier, you must use their service" Only a service provider can supply the "unlock" code for one of their phones..so I'm told!
    Thanx All:
    Rick

    PLEASE CONSIDER THIS THREAD "CLOSED/SOLVED"
     
  6. dmapr

    dmapr Silver Senior Member
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    That may be the case for the phones bought from xxx wireless, but phones bought from yyy wireless can be used with other providers, you just have to buy the phone outright.
     
  7. boity

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    You can unlock the phone and use the phone with any yyy providers. You can get the code the xxx provider or from online xyz sites. I have some of my phones and if you want i can help you further.
     

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