- 03-04-2012, 10:46 PM #1
Anyone know a free or cheap way to unlock this phone? I just bought the phone and I am trying out T-Mobile prepaid. I don't like T-Mobile's coverage (half the time during my drive to work, I don't have a good enough signal to stream). I absolutely love this phone and instead of returning it, I would prefer to try out Straight Talk. It seems like your have to stay with T-Mobile for at least 60 days and have a balance of at least $10 30 days before you ask to unlock it (or something like that). This is based on what I read on their site regarding a phone bought from them for pre-paid. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. The phone is bad a$$ but the service stinks! Thanks guys (and ladies)!
- 03-05-2012, 01:58 PM #5
- 03-05-2012, 07:38 PM #7
- 03-05-2012, 09:02 PM #8
- 03-05-2012, 10:49 PM #9
It has been awhile since I have had a phone that uses a SIM card. Is the SIM considered a SIM card(mini SIM) or micro SIM card? It is the option for Straight Talk. I think it is micro SIM (smaller one) but wasn't sure.
Edit: just pulled the SIM card out and it has to be the micro. I can't imagine a smaller SIM card. Though this brings another issue. The Straight Talk website has you select whether your phone is an ATT or TMobile compatible phone. When I select T-Mobile, it only has the bigger SIM as an option. The ATT option shows both. Is there any possible difference between the SIM cards based on select ATT or T-Mobile?
Last edited by mase123987; 03-05-2012 at 11:39 PM.
- 03-08-2012, 02:46 PM #14
Just thought of another question:
Lets say you unlock a phone. Now, does it stay unlocked no matter what company you bring it to? Also, would it be pretty painless to switch between 2 companies (back and forth during the same month)? Thanks!
- 03-08-2012, 04:42 PM #15
I'm not so sure on your second question. I have read on these forums people having trouble bouncing back and forth from ATT and T-Mo using an unlocked phone.Rob
Lumia 620 on T-Mobile USA
- 07-10-2012, 11:16 AM #17
OK I just received the unlock code from TMO and followed the step-by-step instructions provided. (I've done this numerous times before on BlackBerrys)
After I entered the provided 8 digit unlock code and hit "enter" however I did NOT see the "PIN accepted" message flash up on the screen.
Other than sticking another carriers sim card in my Lumia is there another way to verify that my Lumia 710 is indeed unlocked?
On BBs you could dig into the options -status screen - and see that you had indeed unlocked it. I don't see how there is a way to do that on my Lumia.
11-05-2012, 01:19 AM #19
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I had to use the rom flashing method to unlock mine since none of the online solutions were able to provide a code.
It did scare me a bit because at one point you had to plug the phone into the computer in some sort of admin mode or something for the program to detect (in order to flash the rom), but for some weird reason a couple seconds later (i would say 15 to 30) it would AUTOMATICALLY revert back to phone mode, Zune starts loading up and the flashing program did NOT detect the phone anymore.....
and it ALWAYS did this.
It was so annoying because i was afraid it would just autochange modes in the middle of flashing and completely screw things up. Luckily the actual flashing took like 1 or 2 seconds so there was actually plenty of time between the phone being in its admin mode and automatically changing back to its regular phone mode.....