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    Hi, I have an *unlocked* GSM Treo 650 (purchased direct from Palm, so its really, really, unlocked). My carrier is T-Mobile, and I also use their Internet plan.

    When I look on Treo, under "Prefs" -> "Network", I see several services that appear to be pre-installed by T-Mobile, including "T-Mobile Internet" etc. These actually work fine, but they are marked "Locked" and anytime I try to modify them, the phone tells me they are pre-installed by my service provider.

    Question:
    1. Since this a factory-clean unlocked Treo, how did these settings get into my phone? I didn't install them, and I didn't let the T-Mo store guys touch the phone when getting T-Mo service. Did they come from the SIM card? Over the carriers network?

    2. Is there any way I can unlock these and/or delete them? If I switch carriers, are these going to be forever burned into my phone?

    The connections seem to work just fine, but it bugs me that a phone I own and is supposedly unlocked should suddenly have stuff I cannot edit.

    Thanks for any ideas,
    Tim
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    The settings are from the SIM. If you replaced the SIM with one from another carrier, you'd see different Network Preferences. I know of no way to edit these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble View Post
    The settings are from the SIM. If you replaced the SIM with one from another carrier, you'd see different Network Preferences. I know of no way to edit these.
    Ah, makes sense! Thanks for the clarification.

    --Tim
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    I have the same set-up as the OP and I see the same "locked" stuff. It is definitely a SIM thing. For instance, if you ask your Treo to locate all available networks you'll also see the Cingular network. Manually select it though and you'll get only the ability to dial out on 911 calls. Same deal. T-Mobile's SIM doesn't want us jumping off their towers for data or voice calls unless they don't have any towers around.

    And when you're roaming, life is good. So for instance when I was in Zurich my fabulous Treo 650 (I really do like it a lot, no sarcasm intended) found four available networks, none of which were T-Mobile. What to choose? Go figure. I did the American thing. I sat in a Starbucks with my Treo and surfed and did email. In Zurich. I'm embarrassed for myself.
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    You SHOULD however be able to modify the settings, which creates a copy... Or create a copy yourself, then edit it. If for some reason you need to edit the settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khaytsus View Post
    You SHOULD however be able to modify the settings, which creates a copy... Or create a copy yourself, then edit it. If for some reason you need to edit the settings.
    Nope. Phone says they are locked and I'm not allowed to touch them, or even *view* them for that matter.

    --Tim

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