your Blackberry PDA/Cell Phone
Use Your Blackberry on any compatible
If you have a GSM type
Blackberry, for example, the lovely 8900 Curve you
see pictured here, the chances are we can unlock it for you
so you can use it on your choice of GSM wireless service.
The chances are that your
Blackberry was supplied to you in a 'locked' condition,
restricting your ability to use SIMs from other suppliers in
Here's how to simply and
quickly unlock your phone so you can use it with any GSM service
provider and SIM, anywhere in the world. This can both
save you money and enable you to use wireless services with
better coverages in the areas you travel.
UPDATE May 2009 - We're very excited to
introduce our new
extended improved page of information
about Blackberry phone unlocking.
You can still read through the information below, but please
click one of the links to the new unlocking request form.
differences and improvements? More models of phone are
listed, and now we can offer you a remote unlock code that you
can simply enter into your phone directly, yourself, as well as
continuing to offer our mailin service whereby we unlock the
phone for you.
More information about
Please refer to our
Unlocking FAQ and also the extra
information on our Nokia Unlocking
page if you'd like to understand more about what unlocking
is and how it works.
But the chances are, because
you're here and reading this, you already know much of what you
need to know!
How to Unlock Your Phone
At present we are able to
provide unlocking codes for many GSM based Blackberry PDA/phones
(but not iDEN or CDMA type Blackberry units),
plus most Motorola and Nokia phones,
many Siemens and most
Sony Ericsson and
the Treo 600, 650, 680 and 750 PDA/phone, most
phones, and the Apple iPhone.
Your Blackberry phone
can be either unlocked in person by us, using special software and
special hardware, or you can unlock it yourself by simply keying
a code into the phone via its dial pad.
You Can Trust Us
Our unlocking service has
been positively featured on CNN, and written up in many places,
including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Enquirer's
Consumer Action column, and the Clark Howard Consumer
We are not a 'fly by night'
scam outfit. Look at everything on this site - there are
several hundred pages of content, dating back to 2001. We
have a major internet presence, and years of credibility.
page of testimonials from satisfied customers.
We're located just out of
Seattle, very close to Microsoft, at 17321 NE 31st Ct, Redmond
WA 98052 (but please note our ship to address is in Kenmore).
Paypal verified member (this link will take you to a Paypal
page that confirms our status), with an account dating back to
2000 and over 5000 successful transactions recorded.
We've unlocked thousands of phones, have been trading for years, and
have been well written up by independent reviewers. We're
experienced, skilled, and reliable.
Why Choose Us
Other companies also offer
unlock services, some with the same mail in or simple code entry type service we
provide, and others that will ship you special unlocking
software and cables and allow you to unlock your phone at home
Entering a code into the
phone yourself is clearly quickest and most convenient, and 99%
of the time works fine with no problems. And if you
encounter one of the remaining 1%, there's even more reason to
choose us. Our mail in service is offered as a
We have the skills, experience
and special test equipment to unlock
your phone, and we have more advanced equipment than is
sold to you for an 'at home' unlock. Best of all, we test
our unlocking with our six way unlock test - something you
probably can not do yourself. You don't want to
discover, the first time you try a foreign SIM in a foreign
country, that the unlocking didn't properly work for all types
When you get your phone
unlocked back from us, there are no surprises and no problems.
You can confidently use it, everywhere. This is why you
should choose us.
Our Guarantee - Six Way Test
We test every Blackberry we
unlock, using three different SIMs - the SIM you already had in
your phone, a SIM from a different US wireless service provider
than that which had locked your phone, and one from an
international wireless service provider from Europe (the costs
of the international calls are on our dime), to confirm
your phone has been fully unlocked. In each case, we both
make a call from your phone and place a call to the phone, to
ensure 100% functionality in all possible scenarios.
Assuming that your phone/PDA
tests as working when it is first received, we guarantee that it
will be fully unlocked. If we can't
confirm that your phone has been unlocked and works perfectly, we'll return your phone (of course!) and fully refund your
You don't have to worry if
your phone has been correctly unlocked or not. Our
guarantee and testing gives you 100% confidence.
Phone Unlocking - Science and
When we first started
unlocking phones, back in 2003, the phones were very much
simpler, and so too was the unlocking process. All Nokia
phones could be reliably unlocked with a simple $5 code, and
just about all other models could be easily unlocked with
equipment we had in-house, and for which we charge(d) $25.
In the five years and more
since then, the 'state of the art' has evolved enormously.
Not only do phones have a lot more fancy features for their
users to enjoy, they often have much more complicated locking
procedures, too. On the positive side, we can now offer
simple remote unlock codes for most phones, so on balance, it
seems we're winning the 'battle' between the phone
companies and the unlockers.
What is the Cost
Our Regular Blackberry Unlocking Service includes
Phone Unlock, Test and
Return shipping cost is
included, for shipping via USPS First Class Mail with
Delivery Confirmation and insurance to a US postal address (or Airmail to
24 hr turnaround - we'll send
out your phone the next business day from that on which we
This service is
offered for US$30 - 40 (depending on who locked it).
Our Express Blackberry Unlocking Service includes
Phone Unlock, Test and
Return shipping any way you
specify, at your cost, to any address, anywhere in the world
Same day turnaround, assuming
there is sufficient lead time between when/how you get
the phone to us and when/how you require the phone to be
returned to you
This service is
offered for US$35 - 45 (depending on who locked it).
How it Works
Simply fill out the form
below. Please go to the
new integrated all
phone unlocking page and choose the model Blackberry
phone you wish to unlock, then continue the instructions on that
page, not the instructions on this now obsoleted page.
2. You'll then be taken to a second page allowing you
to choose which service you wish and to securely make payment
via credit card using Paypal, or, if you prefer, send us cash or check
(US currency, please)
with your phone.
3. After you've paid for the
unlock, you'll be taken to a last page that gives you simple
step by step
instructions on how/where to send your phone.
If you have any other model of cell phone that doesn't appear in the list below,
send us an email. We're adding capabilities to unlock
extra model phones all the time, and may be able to help you.
Special Offer :
Recommended Accessory for your GSM Phone
This is a SIM card
This backs up and copies the
phone book data on your SIM card. This means if you lose your
phone, you don't lose all your phone numbers. If you change from
one wireless provider to another, you can quickly copy all your
phone book with this unit from one SIM to the other. If you have
multiple SIM cards (eg a US card, a global roaming card, and
some country-specific pre-paid cards), you can copy your phone
book to all these different SIMs.
This $19.95 unit can be
purchased for $17.45, plus free shipping when purchased in
conjunction with any Blackberry phone unlock service.
Here is a review of the
reader/copier/backup unit. An opportunity to purchase
it at a discount will be offered to you when you click the
'Agreed' button below as part of purchasing your unlock code.
For more information on
unlocking GSM cell phones,
please visit our FAQ.
Unlock Your Blackberry
Mobile Phone - Step 1 of 2
Now Obsolete - Please go to
new Unlocking Page
Please ensure your
Blackberry has version 4 firmware loaded. If it has
version 3 or lower, please update it first before sending it in.
Any delays with
international shipping due to
potential Customs problems, lengthier shipping times, variable
and expensive shipping costs are all at your risk, and if we
need to pay any extra Customs fees upon receiving your phone,
you will need to send these extra fees to us.
Note that we can not be
responsible for problems if the address you give us, above, is
Terms and Conditions
We test your phone before
and after unlocking it. If your phone does not work
properly when first received, we will return it to you, locked
and unrepaired, and with no refund.
Phones are returned with
delivery confirmation service and $100 of insurance cover in the
US. Additional insurance is available at a cost of $2 per
extra $100 of cover. Delivery confirmation and insurance
is not offered on international shipments unless sent by
In all circumstances and
situations, our liability will at no time exceed that of
refunding you your fee.
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