Found 2 new verizon prepaid cell phones in a used care I bought but they are locked. Verizon said they hasd to be taken back to where they were purchased to get them unlocked but I dont know where that was as they were found in the car I bought. Can anyone help me get them unlocked so I can activate them? Thanks David
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The default is always one of these code try them all the last four digits of the phonenumber last programmed in the phone aka your number or 9999,1234,4321,0000,1111 if none of those work you can go the retail store for a flash they hook it to the computer and push software to the phone to correct the issue it takes five mins and its free its a common issue for them to correct if you change your lock code from the default in the future always set up a dummy contact with it in there so that you can easily look it up also please vote for me I'm trying to work my way up to expert level and I cant without your vote please
The only few reasons verizon can not activate a phone is 1. the device was reported lost stolen, 2. the device was on account that was turned off for non pay 3. the device was purchased as prepay and your trying to activate it on a postpay account first (meaning you just bought the prepaid and didnt activate it on prepaid first. Unfortunately Verizon Reps are supposed to not state the reason for not being able to activate them mostly because they dont want people attacking the person they got it from, but if all that is locked is the device itself meaning the phone has an option that says unlock then all you need to do is call verizon and tell them to do an ESN change which means changing your device, and do it like normal, they will ask you to activate it by dialing *228 which also resets the lock password to the last four of your number. Have a nice day.
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To unlock it from a provider, you need a sim from the provider and an unlock code from them. They won't give out any code for a stolen phone. There are sites on the net, that give out codes for a fee. It is not legal, so you won't find it easy, and not every code they sell works.
i dont think so because straight talk has there own company. thats why walmart is the only one who sells their refill cards. that's like since they use verizon towers you can take a straight talk phone and change it to a verizon service but you cant take a verizon phone and change it to straight talk.
You mean you need to Unlock your HTC Prepaid plan phone from Verizon Service provider?You can get the Unlock code from the site Unlocking4u.com/htc/rs6wp8/ and Unlock it from VERIZON USA network lock.Then use other country GSM Network sim card in it...
If You need to change the Plan only ,you can contact the service provider..If you need to Unlock from Verizon network lock in HTC DROID incredible phone and use with other network GSM Prepaid Plan,you need to unlock it..Visit the site Unlocking4u.com/htc-droid-incredible/rs6wp9/ get the Unlock code and unlock it from network lock easily.Then use wih any GSM Network sim card from other country.
You cant, Verizon and T-Mobile use separate wireless standards for transmission making their hardware incompatible.
T-Mobile usesCode division multiple access (CDMA) while verizon uses the GSM standard. or Global System for Mobile Communication. Just buy a new T-Mobile phone or get a Verizon Prepaid contract, it sucks but they like to keep their hardwire on their network. I would suggest contacting a Verizon service representative to discuss prepaid options.Good Luck!
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Justification for use of Subsidy PasswordThe term "subsidy" refers to the subsidization of cell phones sold to customers that purchase mobile phones as part of a contract with the mobile service operator. Many network operators provide these subsidies as an incentive for users to sign extended contracts, and use the subsidy lock as a means of protecting their investment. The installation of such locks means that users often are forced to purchase a different phone if they decide to switch their network (of advantage to both the OEM manufacturer and cellular service provider). CDMA cellular providers that use SUBSIDY locks on their handsets: Ntelos, Cricket, Sprint, Quest, US Cellular & SureWest. (Not a complete list) GSM: (SIM LOCK) T-Mobile Cingular AT&T Alltel or Verizon Wireless do not use any type of subsidy locks on their CDMA phones. Default Code:000000 or 123456 or 654321 Prepaid cellphones from Alltel & Verizon Wireless come locked from the store, but Verizon Wireless prepaid cellphones can be unlocked with a call to Verizon. Link for more information about the "subsidy lock"  Unlocking services and softwareAs a result of the lack of open access to the Subsidy Password database, a number of online services have grown around providing alternative unlocking software. The methods used to unlock cell phones varies although most involve reading the code from the phone and resetting it. Network carriers some times unlock their customer's phones. The practice is not different from that when a user unlocks his own phone. While one could consider that the DMCA brings the legality of such applications under question, recent legal cases such as Lexmark Int'l v. Static Control Components have confirmed that the use of software to reprogram such phones is not illegal. This is particularly true since unlocking applications increase compatibility with alternative networks, promote positive competition and allow customers greater freedom to use the phones that they own. There are no prohibitions to unlocking in the United Kingdom.
The phone should not be locked. Verizon phones will work on Alltels network. Once it is on the Alltel network you just need to update the PRL. Alltel phones use Alltels network and Verizons network so it really should not matter what name is on the phone.