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Blackberry Unlocking Guide and  FAQ's


What Is Unlocking?


Unlocking your Blackberry enables you to use your Blackberry with the network of your choice


When you purchase a Blackberry either on pay-as-you-go or on a contract, the network carrier includes a SIM card.


Network carriers "lock" your Blackberry so it works only with their specific SIM card.  The only reason they lock your 

Blackberry to work with there SIM card is to ensure you use their service for an extended period of time.  If you attempt

to use an alternative SIM card in a locked Blackberry, you will receive error messages, such as SIM Card Not Accepted.


Unlocking your Blackberry enables you to use it with any SIM card from any GSM network in the world. 


Aside from being able to use your Blackberry with the GSM network of your choice there are many other great benefits

Read about them below





Unlocking Method:

There are two primary methods for mobile phone unlocking.  Via unlock code and via software, the method used to unlock a 

handset depends largely on the manufacturer, as well as the carrier. For Blackberrys it is possible to unlock absolutely all models 

via unlock code, which is great for you!


The easiest method of unlocking a handset is by unlock code. This requires a number of details about the handset, including:


These details are used by us to generate your unlocking code,  Which is processed by us and 

sent to you via email along with instructions on how to use it. 


Once entered into your Blackberry following our super easy entry instructions, any existing restrictions are removed and you

are free to use your Blackberry with the network of your choice!



Click Here to see the Unlock Code entry instructions. (So easy a kid can do it!)







Why Unlock Your Blackberry?


There are many benefits to unlocking your Blackberry. Network freedom is the primary reason to unlock, but money savings 

and increasing the value of your handset are also great incentives.

Save Money.

Unlocking your Blackberry may allows you to use it's quad band capabilities, allowing you to use your Blackberry in more places around the globe at greater financial savings.  An unlocked Blackberry allows you to use it with a SIM card from any GSM network.  By opening up your Blackberry to other networks, you can take advantage of cheaper cellphone rates from locally competing networks at home or while abroad, drastically cutting down on the cost of calls and text messages.

Additional Phone Features.

An unlocked Blackberry can use a dual SIM adapter. This enables your Blackberry to accommodate two SIM cards so you don't have to 

physically switch from one to another. A mobile phone with dual SIM cards is great for those who frequently travel abroad or who want 

to separate work and leisure calls. The majority of these SIM adapters no longer require you to modify your mobile phone, and the process 

is as easy as switching your phone off and on again.  You can find many of these adapters in cellphone stores and on ebay.

Increased Resale Value.

If you decide to sell your Blackberry, you will find that an unlocked one is up to 300% more valuable than a locked one. Offering a handset

that is unlocked and completely free of restrictions will be far more appealing to potential buyers as they will instantly be able to use their existing SIM card or one from their chosen carrier. Simple.  Be assured the unlocking process is a simple and safe one. There is no technical knowledge required, and our user friendly and comprehensive instructions guide you smoothly through the process.

No Risk.

Unlocking your mobile phone is a completely legal process (except in the United States which requires network permission or a phone manufactured before January 2013 to do so) and there are no risks whatsoever. You no longer need to send your cell phone away for unlocking. Our instructions and unlock code will allow you to unlock your Blackberry within a minute after receiving your unlock code. Unlocking a phone is simply a process that frees your phone from carrier restraints placed on it by your provider.

There's no reason to have a locked Blackberry  for a day longer. There are simply too many financial benefits and too much a sense of freedom not to spend a small amount of money to unlock your Blackberry today.









Frequently Asked Questions





What does unlocking mean?

First, you should understand why phones are locked in the first place. Network providers lock phones so that that you are forced to use 

their network at their rates. No other SIM card will work in their phones. You cannot take advantage of better rates from other providers. 

A locked phone is subject to roaming charges.  When you unlock your phone, you are free of these restrictions. There is no more restriction placed on the phone by a network carrier.




Are there advantages to unlocking my Blackberry?

After your Blackberry is unlocked, you're free to use any network and any SIM card of your choosing.  You can insert and use SIM cards purchased while abroad and take advantage of better rates for calls and SMS messaging.  You no longer have to pay roaming charges,

and you can switch back and forth between carriers/networks. Other advantages are the increased resale value of your phone. Locking

is a guaranteed safe procedure for your phone and cannot harm it.




What is a SIM Card?

A SIM stands for a 'subscriber information module'. It is a chip inserted into a GSM handset and allows the phone to work within a given network.  It identifies who you are, knows to send calls to you when your number is dialed and also controls your calling rates according to your contract or pay-as-you go carrier plan.




Is your unlocking guaranteed?

We 100% Guarantee to Unlock your Blackberry or Double your money back! (Double Money Back does not apply to Z10/Z30/Q10/Q5 Unlocking- If we can't unlock your Blackberry 10 device we will refund you in full what you originally paid) -  see our guarantees here





What payment methods do you accept?

We accept paypal as well as any major credit card. All Payments are processed through Paypal, the SAFEST name in online payments. You can pay with a paypal account or by Credit Card over a SECURE CHECKOUT.

If you don't have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card. On the payment page just select "I don't have a paypal account"

We do not store or see any of your payment information, everything is processed by paypal our prefered payment processor as they offer the most secure credit card payment processing service online.





How do I know if my Blackberry is locked or not?

That's a simple one. Just borrow a SIM card from a friend that uses a different network than you and try it in your Blackberry. 

If the phone works, your phone is unlocked.  If you get an error message, it means that your phone is locked.


Also, you can go to Options -> Advanced Options -> Sim card on your phone and type MEPD a menu will pop up

if anything in the list says "active" it means the phone is locked.





Do I have to unlock my phone every time I change SIM cards?

No. Once unlocked, your phone stays unlocked.





What is an IMEI#?

The IMEI# is your Blackberrys 15 digit serial #, it is used to generate your unique network unlock code.


How do I find my IMEI#?

Your Blackberrys IMEI# can be found 3 ways

Press *#06# on your keypad  -  Look at the sticker at the back of the phone under the phones battery  -  Go to Options -> Status on your Blackberry



How much technical knowledge do I need to unlock my phone?

None at all. The instructions are easy to follow and simply require that you be able to enter the unlock code on your keypad to unlock your Blackberry.

If you can dial a telephone number, you can unlock via code.





Can unlocking harm my phone?

No. Unlocking simply removes the network and SIM locks imposed by your network carrier. However, you should check your contract and paperwork to make sure that it doesn't affect your phone's warranty. There is always the possibility that if you enter the wrong code (or a previous owner has tried) too many times that it will permanently lock your phone. We can help if this happens.




If you have any other questions  contact us