03-03-2012, 02:02 PM #1
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so I finally decided to switch from my palm pre to WP7. I was planning on buying the lumia 800 from TELUS for full price (I live in Canada), and using it on the Bell network. The problem is I'm not sure how exactly to unlock the phone to work on Bell. Does anyone have any experience with this? I know there are some sites that say they can unlock your phone for a price, but I'm not sure if these are legit. any help would be appreciated.
03-03-2012, 09:18 PM #2
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Why not just buy an unlocked unit from Amazon or some place like that? As for the unlocking websites I have heard mixed results I would check the site out well before sending them any money. Check on Craigslist there are places around my area where I can walk in a store and have them unlock my phone right there in the store.
- 03-04-2012, 06:13 AM #4
- 03-04-2012, 06:16 AM #5
03-04-2012, 03:13 PM #6
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Or you could hang on for Rogers to release the 900. Bigger screen, LTE, and it looks like it's actually going to be cheaper than the 800 from Telus. During the Nokia event at MWC Elop mentioned an April release date. And, if you pre-register, Rogers is hinting at a Dark Knight inspired treat: http://www.wpcentral.com/nokia-and-r...ight-promotionRegards,
Nokia 6188 - AudioVox PPC6600 - HTC 8125 - Lg eXpo GW820 - Lumia 710 - Bring On WP8!
- 03-04-2012, 03:20 PM #7
03-04-2012, 05:20 PM #8
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ya I suppose I could wait for the 900 on Rogers. I've already been waiting so long for Canada to get a decent wp7 I'm getting a little restless. I've actually been using a loaner android phone for a few months since my palm broke, it sucks. I guess if the 900 really is going to be cheaper I might as well wait. bell has been calling me though to ask for their loaner phone back :P
- 03-04-2012, 07:26 PM #9
03-05-2012, 03:26 PM #10
- 46 Posts
You do NOT actually need an alien SIM card to unlock the 800, or any Nokia phone. I unlocked my 710 for $15.95 from cellunlocker- I had used cellfservices to unlock two BlackBerries but they were asking a lot more (maybe $25 versus less than $10 for the BB codes), so I went with cellunlocker. Nokia codes take MUCH longer than BB codes btw- BB took, literally, minutes (both my 9780 and 9900); it took 2 days to get my 710 code and back when I unlocked my N97 Mini a couple of years ago it took several weeks! So do be patient regardless of whom you go with.
Anyway as I say you don't need an alien SIM. You start without the SIM and then enter
#pw+yourcode+1# ("yourcode" is the unlock code you're sent), ie, if your code is 000000000000000 then enter exactly: #pw+000000000000000+1# and Bob's your uncle.
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03-05-2012, 04:01 PM #12
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1. TELUS , BELL , ROGERS only unlock phones if they are OFF contract!
2. they charge 50$ + to unlock
3. you can get it done by local electronic store ( looks for a sing * WE UNLOCK Phones* )
4. if you pay more then 30$ your getting ripped off.
5. once its unlock , make sure to go to BELL website to enter new APN settings.
you can always search for local KIJIJI guy that does it in your area. its ALL LEGIT! unless he has not done it after he said he did.
then i suggest local Sport store and buy a baseball bat. lol j/k.If your looking for Information, be sure to check out: WindowsPhone: Getting started!
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