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    ok so my brother just bought a 650 from someone who used it for cingular but when he went to stick his cingular sim card in it it didnt work it said that the sim card wont work with the phone, so then we went to the local corporate officve where they use one of their test sims and it did the same thing, they then informed me that "it might be tmobile locked" (which doesnt make sense seeing as when you turn it on and off the cingular logo shows up on the splash screen.)

    when we went to tmobile the assured us that it wasnt on their network and etc. so we went back to cingular and they had no idea what to do next where they said, "since when you insert the sim card it doesnt ask for an unlock code it isnt locked....

    so why then isnt it working? does it need to be unlocked and if so how and where can that be done? and can it be done so for free?
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    From the main dial screen, hit the menu button, go to Options -> then Phone Info:

    What's the entry for "Software"?

    Either the phone is locked to the old blue network, or your brother's card is.
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    says this

    Software: Treo650-1.15-CNB the previous owner says they purchased it only a month ago and when they upgraded they sold it so we bought it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpizzaj View Post
    says this

    Software: Treo650-1.15-CNB the previous owner says they purchased it only a month ago and when they upgraded they sold it so we bought it
    That means that it's locked to the old Cingular Blue network. You need to get it unlocked before you can use it with any existing SIM.
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    ok so then how do i go about getting that unlocked? i mean i went to cingular and they claimed that it wasnt locked so they wont even look into it.
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    You could use a service like http://650unlock.com/
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    the phone is an AT&T phone.

    it MUST be unlocked
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    AT&T phone must be unlocked to be used on the AT&T network. Oh the irony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khaytsus View Post
    AT&T phone must be unlocked to be used on the AT&T network. Oh the irony.
    Now that they're switching back, wouldn't Cingular be able to do it for free? Or one of the remaining AT&T places?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christinac130 View Post
    Now that they're switching back, wouldn't Cingular be able to do it for free? Or one of the remaining AT&T places?
    You'd THINK so..
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    Seriously, right now they don't know the right hand from the left.
    They'll find a way to say that they don't handle that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble View Post
    You could use a service like http://650unlock.com/
    thanks it worked, he's very excited to say the least lol now he's doing his whole childlike dance of "oh the 650 is much better at this than the 680 and blah blah blah..." I of course dont care b/c i went from using a 600 so anything was an improvment which frustrates him when i don't get annoyed when he's on one of his highs lol XD
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    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpizzaj View Post
    thanks it worked, he's very excited to say the least lol now he's doing his whole childlike dance of "oh the 650 is much better at this than the 680 and blah blah blah..." I of course dont care b/c i went from using a 600 so anything was an improvment which frustrates him when i don't get annoyed when he's on one of his highs lol XD
    Tell him to get off the rock, the 680 kills the 650 except in battery life, which for me isn't an issue even with push email all day. My wifes 680 runs for 3-4 days between charges because all she does is about 5-10 SMS a day and talk on it for perhaps 15-20 minutes a day.

    Some people have some weirdness with lockups and gibberish on their phone screen. I haven't seen either issue.

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