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How to Unlock any BlackBerry Phone

Updated on December 25, 2010

How to unlock your BlackBerry - Guide

There's absolutely no doubt in anyones' minds that BlackBerry phones have become one of the most popular phones in the world. Research in Motion, a Canadian based company has developed a ton of different BlackBerry models to cater to every individual need worldwide.

Now as the title states, how to unlock any BlackBerry phone, I'm going to teach you exactly how you can get this job done. But before we continue, why should you unlock blackberry? It's really hard to sum it all up in just a few words, but I'll do my best to keep this short and sweet.

Advantages of Unlocking your BlackBerry Smart Phone

By unlocking your BlackBerry phone, whether you unlock your BlackBerry bold, or unlock your BlackBerry curve, there are three major benefits that everyone can enjoy.

#1.) You are able to use your BlackBerry with the same contact book, same applications, same everything on any GSM network. GSM network refers to wireless carriers which use SIM cards as a primary means of communications. Popular North American network carriers include AT&T, T-mobile, Rogers and Fido. Other popular network carriers in the United States such as Verizon and Sprint operate on CDMA technology.

#2.) You can virtually eliminate all of your roaming fees. To sum up roaming fees in a few words, they are those crazy high per minute rates or per kilobyte rates (data) that you see on your phone bill when you travel. Typically, network carriers will charge $1.45 - $4.00 per minute while you are traveling. We've all heard of those crazy horror stories of people coming home after an amazing vacation to a bill of $30,000! By using an unlock BlackBerry phone, you can travel to your desired destination, purchase a pay as you go SIM card and add as many or as little minutes to your phone. You'll get a local number, and you'll probably end up paying less than $20 on wireless usage for your entire trip! $30,000 - $20 = $29,980 in savings!  Click here to check out a case study on wireless travel and roaming.

#3.) If you ever decide to sell your phone, the value of your BlackBerry increases significantly! Even if you decide to hand your BlackBerry down to someone else, you give them more value by giving them an unlocked BlackBerry instead of one that is carrier locked to your carrier, not necessarily theirs.

This Sounds too Good to be True...How do I get my BlackBerry Unlocked?

BlackBerry unlocking can be done at an extremely affordable cost. You'd think that for unlimited savings on wireless travel, it should cost $1000! Well, I have some good news for you. It doesn't cost $1000. In fact, it doesn't even cost $500. Better yet, it doesn't even cost $100! The best news about this is that you can find cell phone unlocking companies online selling BlackBerry codes from as low as $16 - $50. Anything less than that is usually a scam and isn't worth your time, money, or stress. Cellfservices provides BlackBerry unlock codes at an extremely affordable price between $16-$21.

BlackBerry Unlocking Guide

This guide is pretty simple...As I'm sure you're well aware, there's 2 different types of BlackBerry keyboards. There's the SureType Keypad, which has 2-3 letters/numbers per key and then there's the full QWERTY keypad which is basically a condensed version of your computer keyboard. I'm going to show you both ways to do it. SureType keypad BlackBerries include the Pearl series 8100, 8110, 8120, 8220 and Pearl 3G 9100. The QWERTY keyboard is everything else including the bold series, curve series, storm series and the new BlackBerry Torch 9800.

Unlocking a BlackBerry with a QWERTY Keypad:

1.) Go to Options
2.) Go to Advanced Options
3.) Go to SIM Card
4.) Type in the letters MEPD. You won't see the letters being physically written on the screen, but a new menu will appear.
5.) Type in the letters MEP2. It's the same deal as step 4. You won't actually see the letters, but you'll be prompted to "Enter the MEP Code".
6.) Enter your unlock code provided by Cellfservices or another reputable unlocking company.
7.) Press Enter and your phone is unlocked!

Unlocking a BlackBerry with a SureType Keypad:

Step 1-3 are the same as the QWERTY instrtuctions.
4.) Type in MEPPD. You won't see any text appear but a new menu will appear.
5.) Type in MEPP2. You will be prompted to enter the Network MEP Code.
6.) Enter your BlackBerry pearl unlock code provided by Cellfservices
7.) Press Enter and your phone will be unlocked after you receive the message "Code Accepted".

Pretty straightforward I'd say! So who's planning on traveling soon? Are you taking your BlackBerry? Then hurry and get your BlackBerry unlocked! It's something I do with all of my phones as soon as I buy it.

Don't Have a BlackBerry but a different type of Phone?

We'll be adding different guides for other phones such as HTC, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and more as we continue to build on these hubs!

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