We reveal what your network operator won’t, how to unlock a blackberry curve with an unlocking code, we show you the best place to get one, what to do with it once you’ve got it, and how to solve any problems that you may encounter when using the code on your phone. The BlackBerry Curve is a line of entry-level smartphones from Research In Motion, originally released in 2007. The 8500 series was released in 2009, and incorporated additional multi-media enhancements as well as the first BlackBerry trackpad. The 8900 series was also release in 2009, and included WiFi. The 9300 series came out in 2011 and could handle 3G networks.
Mobile operators are very reluctant to give unlocking calls to their customers, they want to lock you into their network
One thing they didn’t change with the upgrades, however, is that the phone remains SIM locked, so that you cannot use the phone with carriers other than the one which sold the phone to you, even though the phone is capable of working with any GSM network. You have to unlock the BlackBerry cell phone before you can have a choice of GSM networks.
Phone unlocking, is sometimes a controversial subject, but not illegal
Phone unlocking is perfectly legal. The cell phone is manufactured unlocked, and Research In Motion added a SIM lock at the request of the carriers. By using manufacturer provided codes to unlock the cell phone you are merely restoring it to factory settings. It does not void your warranty, and the phone will remain unlocked even if Research In Motion rolls out new software to your phone. Unlocked phones also have higher resale values than ones that are still SIM locked.
Be wary of free unlocking services, if something goes wrong you’re on your own
If you’re wondering how to unlock your phone for free, no problem! You can get the free codes for unlocking phones simply by asking your carrier for them, as long as you are a customer in good standing with them, and have had your BlackBerry Curve for a minimum number of months depending on the details of your contract. Because the process to unlock a BlackBerry cell phone is somewhat complex, if you can’t figure out how to unlock your phone for free using the provided codes, you may wish to stop into your carrier’s local store and have them perform the phone unlocking for you.
unlock.my only offers codes that come from the manufacturer, they won’t damage your phone or void your warranty
If you do not have access to the free codes for unlocking phones, don’t worry. You can always purchase a SIM card from a different phone carrier, available inexpensively at any cell phone store, and buy the codes for your specific phone from a third party vendor online.
You can unlock your Curve by following these steps.
1. Power on your phone, and go to the home screen.
2. Go to Manage Connections.
3. Select Turn All Connections Off.
4. Go to Options.
5. Select Advanced Options. (If you do not see an Advanced Options selection, select Device and then Advanced Settings.)
6. Select SIM Card.
7. Type MEPD.
8. The phone shows that network locking is active.
9. Type MEP2.
10. Enter the unlock code that you were given.
11. Press Enter.
12. Power off your phone, remove battery, reinstall battery, and then power it back on.
13. Go to Manage Connections.
14. Select Restore Connections.
That’s all there is to unlocking your Curve! Now you are able to use your BlackBerry Curve with any GSM network.