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How do i unlock an audiovox 8910 phone? (i canceled the Sprint service the phone came w/ several years ago. So please don't suggest i ck w/ a store that sells this phone, or sells ring tones or anything else like that)

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  • dnr6 Jan 25, 2010

    thanks for the quick response: This is a CDMA network phone, the other is the SIM card, they are very
    difficult to unlock, it can be done but you need to understand the
    system, here is a link to show you how and what you need to unlock the
    phone so it can used on a Verizon network.
    http://cellphoneforums.net/verizon/t1699...

    unfortunately, i don't understand it.

    i don't want to use verizon, i want to unlock the phone (which used to be Sprint provider) to use w/ an international SIM card (from www.mobilitypass.com)

    so how do i unlock it?

    where is the old SIM card? & does it have to be removed, to put in the new one?

    & where does the new SIM card go? (it's not under the battery, as i've read online... or if it is, it's NOT AT ALL apparent where it might be)


    so could you, perchance, shed some light on these questions of mine?


    much appreciate your time & expertise!




  • dnr6 Jan 25, 2010

    hmmm... i just submitted my response to your response, but the system took me back to my original question & your original response.

    does that mean you got my submission? (asking 'huh?' )


    things that make you go....hmmmm?


  • dnr6 Jan 25, 2010

    neither of these two links are active.

  • dnr6 Jan 25, 2010

    very cool of you to c&p! just running out now, but will review this article when i return in a coupla hours. & thx for your rapid responses, u rock! aloha, ~c.

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What do you mean by unlock . There are various typss of codes like PIN,PUK,SECURITY CODE...SO please specify whats the purpose of unlock. Atleast by that i can understand what code you need..

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    INDIRA KUMAR Jan 26, 2010

    You can unlock it by flashing your mobile if your mobile is a CDMA mobile...
    The procedure for flashing your mobile is in the link below

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Flash-you...

    It has an video explanation.

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This is a CDMA network phone, the other is the SIM card, they are very difficult to unlock, it can be done but you need to understand the system, here is a link to show you how and what you need to unlock the phone so it can used on a Verizon network. http://cellphoneforums.net/verizon/t169954-unlocking-sprint-phones-verizon.html

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    Marvin Jan 25, 2010

    You have to understand the system before you can even start to do the unlock, it requires manipulation of software functions and adding lines of code, it is not fro the amateur, it would be best if you just paid a small fee and had the phone unlocked instead of frustrating yourself with this. here is a lindk to unlocking a cdma cell, also a SIM and a cdma phone can't used on the same network, it is one of the other, Verizon Sprint are the big guys in the cdma technology, T-Mobile and AT and T are the guys with SIM card networks, which is the easiest one to work with or unlock.



    read the info at the following link then go to the next link.



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    cdma-phone.html">http://www.ehow.com/how_5372606_unlock-cdma-phone.html

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    Marvin Jan 25, 2010

    ok i will copy and paste

  • Marvin
    Marvin Jan 25, 2010

    How to Unlock a CDMA Phone


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    Many users of CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) phones will wish to unlock their phones for various reasons, from saving on phone bills when travelling abroad, to buying a second-hand phone that may be locked, or for switching from one service provider to another. Unlocking CDMA phones, which do not have a SIM card, is similar to reprogramming the entire phone.


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    Difficulty: Moderate
    Instructions


    1. Step 1
      Get the unlock code or MSL (Master Subsidiary Lock) from the mobile service provider. The customer care representative will be able to obtain the code.


    2. Step 2
      Download the software to be used in generating the code. It's available on various websites (see Resources).


    3. Step 3
      Obtain the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number of the cell phone. Switch off the phone in order to locate this number, which is at the back of the phone underneath the battery. It's usually 15-17 digits and the slashes and the letters are not included. In case the label is unreadable or the phone is not available, check the manufacturer's white sticker on the packaging.


    4. Step 4
      Use the software that you have downloaded to key in the model of the particular phone. Put back the battery and switch on the phone.


    5. Step 5
      Key in the code immediately after switching the phone. It's important to note that spaces in the code should be ignored. In cases of # symbols the procedure is as follows: press the * key two times to get a '+', three times to get a 'p' and four times for 'w'.


    6. Step 6
      When you are through with keying in the code, a message saying 'Restriction off' will appear on the screen depending on the model of the phone. If no message appears, try entering another code. If a message saying 'Cannot undo restrictions' appears, that means the phone is hard-locked.

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    Marvin Jan 25, 2010

    thios is a service that can unlock your phone, but u must mail it to them.



    http://www.unlocktotalk.com/CDMAReprogra...

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