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  1. #181  
    The unlock code just unlocks the phone. If you don't change carriers, all your original settings should continue to work. Unlocking will just let you use a different carrier's SIM card, at which time you'll need the new carriers settings (not sure if they'll already be in the new SIM card).
  2. #182  
    Cellman, the code you posted seemed to work in my Cingular Treo. A pop-up window opened up and said the SIM lock had been removed. My phone was obtained in Atlanta, GA. Hope this helps!
  3. #183  
    I put Cellman's code in my phone and it seemed to work as well.

    I'll need to try a different sim this evening to see if its really unlocked???
    Last edited by AirDoc; 06/03/2005 at 04:26 PM.
  4. #184  
    Kinda thought it might. Glad I could help.
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    Cingular / Salt Lake City, UT

    Code: 98575358
  6. #186  
    Quote Originally Posted by AirDoc
    I put Cellman's code in my phone and it seemed to work as well.

    I'll need to try a different sim this evening to see if its really unlocked???
    Yes, you need to try another SIM to verify, and my money's on it NOT being unlocked. Posting an unlock code here is quite useless, because the code is (virtually) unique for every phone - it's generated by a one-way hashing algorithm which takes the IMEI and the carrier code as inputs.

    Apparently the Treo will sometimes spit a "successful unlock" code even when an incorrect code is entered. My guess is that this is to discourage hackers.

    So, by all means, let us know if Cellman's code did actually unlock your phone, but I'll give you 10000000:1 odds that it didn't.
    Palm Pilot Personal -> Palm III -> Palm IIIx -> Visor Prism -> Clie TJ37 -> Treo 650 -> GSM Centro
  7. #187  
    Quote Originally Posted by josejrp
    Cellman, the code you posted seemed to work in my Cingular Treo. A pop-up window opened up and said the SIM lock had been removed. My phone was obtained in Atlanta, GA. Hope this helps!
    Ditto my last post.
    Palm Pilot Personal -> Palm III -> Palm IIIx -> Visor Prism -> Clie TJ37 -> Treo 650 -> GSM Centro
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    #188  
    My understanding is that you get the "success" message even if it was not successful.
  9. #189  
    Quote Originally Posted by holmes4
    My understanding is that you get the "success" message even if it was not successful.


    Same here. No matter which 8 numbers you enter, you're going to get the success message. Posting your unlock code would only be helpful if you also posted your IMEI, so that someone smarter than me might try to compile an unlock keygen, and I wouldn't recommend you do that.
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    #190  
    Thank you so much to everyone on this site for sharing It is because of the information I obtained here that I was able to finally get Cingular to unlock my son's 650. So in the spirit of reciprocity I would like to share what I found to be the missing link on many post. I hope this information will be useful to someone!

    To Unlock phone:

    Press #*#*(and then the first six digits of your IMEI BACKWARDS)
    # and the green phone.

    I think the steps are correct but if not just look back through other posts. I am positive that the numerical part of the unlock code is the numbers from your IMEI backwards.
  11. #191  
    Hmmm. First 6 digits of IMEI backwards? But I thought it was 8 digits? Can some of you folks who have successfully unlocked verify or disprove this theory???

    Thanx
    Paul
  12. #192  
    I bought my 650 from the Cingular Store for $549.000 plus tax. I got home, called Cingular customer service and explained I would be travelling the world, so I needed the unlock for my phone. A first-tier customer service rep gave me the code the first time I asked.

    BTW - I use T-mobile and I do not have any Cingular account
  13. #193  
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Penny
    Hmmm. First 6 digits of IMEI backwards? But I thought it was 8 digits? Can some of you folks who have successfully unlocked verify or disprove this theory???

    Thanx
    Paul
    I'm the furthest thing from a math major but I can tell you that my IMEI# and the unlock code I was given have no similarities whatsoever
    (that I can see anyways)
  14. #194  
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Penny
    Hmmm. First 6 digits of IMEI backwards? But I thought it was 8 digits? Can some of you folks who have successfully unlocked verify or disprove this theory???

    Thanx
    Paul

    Not true.
  15. #195  
    After reading all of the postings on unlocking the Treo 650, I did the *#*# thing and entered the last eight(8) digits of the IMEI #, and it worked!!!!!!

    Happy owner of an unlocked Treo 650.
  16. #196  
    Quote Originally Posted by Too Hip
    After reading all of the postings on unlocking the Treo 650, I did the *#*# thing and entered the last eight(8) digits of the IMEI #, and it worked!!!!!!
    No, it gave you the same message it gives every time regardless of whether the code was actually correct or not.
    Happy owner of an unlocked Treo 650.
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but it ain't that simple. The correct code uses a complex cryptographic algorithm, not a simple transposition cypher.

    Try another carrier's SIM in the phone and let us know if it's really unlocked. I've got $5 that says it's not.
    Palm Pilot Personal -> Palm III -> Palm IIIx -> Visor Prism -> Clie TJ37 -> Treo 650 -> GSM Centro
  17. #197  
    Damn! You are correct.

    It felt like I had the cure for cancer.
  18. #198  
    I called Cingular last night at 9:00 PM spoke with a CSR, who although was not the most informed, was very polite. I told her that I wanted the unlock code. She asked for the IMEI # and said that I would get an email within five days with the code.

    I received the email the next day. I did the unlock procedure and the phone indicates that it is unlocked. As soon as I confirm this, I'll let everyone know.

    PS At no time was I asked for a copy of the receipt, how long I have been a customer, or if I had paid full price or even where I got the phone.
  19. #199  
    okay, this is odd.

    I finally recieved my 8 digit unlock code from Cingular via email.

    I followed the directions in the beginning of this thread and I entered the 8 digit code.

    the phone then said that the SIM restriction was removed. I then tried an old AT&T SIM with the phone and it asked for some PUK number?

    okay, so I entered my 8 digit code again. it then keeps on searching for the network which of course its not going to find because the old AT&T isnt active.

    alright. I then tried another old AT&T SIM card and this time the phone tells me I cannot use that SIM card with my phone.

    so does this mean that my phone is or isnt unlocked?
  20. #200  
    I called 611 Customer Service yesterday, and told the L1 rep that I was planning a trip to the UK in a few weeks, and that I wanted to be able to use a prepaid SIM while there. He said he didn't think he could do that, and I resigned myself to having to keep calling back and be persistent. However, he called back about 5 minutes later and said that he had kept on looking, and had found where he could get my unlock code. He gave it to me, and I tried it later on that day by putting in a friend's T-Mo card. No dice.

    So i called 611 back, spoke to someone else who left a message for my original rep, who called me today and double-checked the code he gave me. I wrote one digit down wrong. Tried again with the correct code, and I'm all set! So, good luck to all of you who want to unlock your phone. Let's hope you all get someone as helpful as my rep!

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