How to Unlock BlackBerry and Enter Unlock Code

Unlock BlackBerry StormA Blackberry is only locked by the carrier you bought the phone from and will not allow you to use different carrier SIM card. When you travel overseas with your BlackBerry then you may want to use the local wireless carrier SIM card to save money on international/ roaming/ long distance charges or if you are planning to send the BlackBerry to some one in different country, you will have to unlock your BlackBerry. Blackberry unlocking completely removes the the SIM restriction from your Blackberry which allows you to use it with any GSM network worldwide.

You can only unlock GSM BlackBerry which carry SIM card. You will not be able to unlock CDMA BlackBerry which do not have SIM card inside.

How it works

First step in unlocking BlackBerry is to get the unlock code for your BlackBerry. This unlock code is different for different BlackBerry and it is based on the IMEI number of a BlackBerry. Once you have the unlock code, you need to enter into BlackBerry which will unlock it and allow you to use other GSM SIM cards.

You can find the IMEI number of your BlackBerry by dialing *#06#. The second way to find IMEI number is going into Options – Status on your BlackBerry. You can also take the battery out and you will find the IMEI number on the white sticker.

Getting the BlackBerry Unlock Code

There are many online sites which provide unlock code for BlackBerry. Your local cell phone repair shop might be unlocking the BlackBerry devices. Charges will vary depending on the country and service provider.

The CellUnlock

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Personally I have had good experience with CellUnlock.net. They can unlock pretty much most BlackBerry phone/network combination. They accept all major credit cards and payments via PayPal too. You get the unlock code via email in around 3 minutes with 100% guarantee from them. The email you receive from them also contains step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to enter the unlock code. Visit CellUnlock.net.

Other Providers

Personally I haven’t got a chance to use other unlock code providers but you can check out these providers to get more info. CarrierUnlock, Unlocking, TheRemoteUnlocker, ExpressUnlockCode, unlockmybberry.

Your Wireless Carrier

Your wireless carrier may be providing the unlock code with certain restrictions for free or with certain charges. For e.g. if you are T-Mobile, USA customer then you need to be under contract for at least 90 days to get the free unlock code. If you are Rogers customer in Canada then you are out of luck, as they stopped providing unlock codes since year 2007.

How to enter unlock code in BlackBerry Storm, Storm2

You must have SIM card in the BlackBerry to unlock it. BlackBerry Storm2

  1. Turn the phone sideways so you get the full qwerty keypad
  2. Go to Manage Connections and select Turn All Connections Off
  3. Go to the Options and then select Advanced Options and then select SIM Card
  4. Hit Menu key to select Show Keyboard
  5. Type “mepd” (keep in mind that you won’t be able to see what you type)
  6. Then type the letters  “mep2″ (without quotation marks just mep2)
  7. Now it will ask you to ‘Enter network mep code’
  8. At this time you’ll have to type in your unlock code
  9. Turn on wireless connections with the new SIM card inside and you’re all set

How to enter unlock code in BlackBerry Bold, Tour, Curve, Pearl (Qwerty/ SureType keyboard)

  1. Bold 9700Go to Manage Connections and select Turn All Connections Off
  2. Go to the Options and then select Advanced Options and then select SIM Card
  3. Type “mepd” (keep in mind that you won’t be able to see what you type)
  4. Then type the letters  “mep2″ (without quotation marks just mep2)
  5. Now it will ask you to ‘Enter network mep code’
  6. At this time you’ll have to type in your unlock code
  7. Turn on wireless connections with the new SIM card inside and you’re all set

Note: For BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Bell Mobility Canada, You will need the 2 unlock codes Mep and SP Code. BlackBerry may need reboot after unlocking to work. Each BlackBerry has its own unique unlock code, and it will only allow you a few attempts (3 to 255 depending on model) to enter unlock code. All BlackBerry must have active or inactive SIM card inside for unlocking process.

So how was your BlackBerry unlock process, easy?

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