Getting the GSM Unlocked on a Cell Phone

Old Apr 17th, 2006, 08:21 AM
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Getting the GSM Unlocked on a Cell Phone

I have a cell phone that I bought in Spain I'm wondering if there is anywhere in the US that would be able to unlock the GSM so I can use other SIM cards in the phone as I'm traveling.
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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Google the make and model with the word "unlock," such as unlock siemens s46
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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Thanks now if only I could remember the pin number to access my phone...I hope I have it written down somewhere.
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Old Apr 18th, 2006, 01:31 PM
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If you get lucky, the unlocking procedure might not even need a PIN.
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Old Apr 21st, 2006, 08:36 AM
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Thanks
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Old Apr 24th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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The phone I have is a Siemens A60, and the amount it costs for some of these unlocking procedures is about what i could pay on ebay for an unlocked phone. Should I plead defeat and buy a new phone? Or, should I continue to try and look until I find the code. Thanks
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I'd keep looking. It took me an hour to find the procedure for an A57.
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Old Apr 24th, 2006, 12:34 PM
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>Siemens A60
You would have to open it, locate a testing point and cut a tiny wire. Plus change the firmware. Easy, if you're a little bit talented, it seems. But I wouldn't know since I'm a law obiding citizen and get unlocked phones for free from the phone company
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 06:16 AM
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Well I think I'll take it and get it unlocked in Spain, or I'll just buy a new one off of ebay. Oh well it was worth a try. Cutting wires I'd probably ruin the whole phone so it is not worth it.
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