Question about Blackberry Curve 8350i
Sibsidy code means Phone restriction which was set by Blackberry when they sold it. If I am right, you got a sim card with it when you purchased it and it's network is locked to that sim card alone (this is business). After you want to switch network or want to use another sim card, you'll be asked to enter the subsidy code or will see a message like "Sim Locked" etc.. and in that case you need to call blackberry or the network operator to help you fix it. And what happens when you call for help? They'll as you to visit their Service Center and will ask you the network you want to switch and unlock you phone, but again it'll work only with that sim card, so this is a real business for them, you'll need to visit their office and get it unlocked everytime you like to change you network or sim card, moreover, you be ask to pay for the service. If you visit a private Mobile Repairing Center, they'll unlocked your phone permanently to any network, so that's the best bet for you. You'll never need to visit the Service Center once it's unlocked from them.
Unfortunately, there's no trick to unlock Blackberry manually. But I can give you one trick which works for me once on another model. I can't guarantee you since it wasn't the same model as yours. When the phone is in Off mode, Press * + # + Red Button + Green Button, hold down for a while you'll see the blackberry boot screen, if it's successful, it'll take more time than usual boot time. And you'll see that it's unlocked which means, you'll be able to use any sim card. [I am not sure, but it worked that day with that model, I am sorry, can't recollect the model number.]
If this doesn't help and you need to unlocked it at the earliest, there are several services online where you can get it unlocked.
1. Unlock all cellular (click here to open the link) This website provides a cheap and good service to unlock all kinds and all make of phones with a small fee.
2. Blackberry IMEI Unlock (click here to visit)
3. Blackberry Unlocking Codes (Click to open the site).
These are your only solutions, there's no other way to unlock it and since it's locked with the network, you'll not be able to unlocked it in a simpler method. There are still many websites where you can unlock it, I only included the most recommended sites because we need to be aware of the scams.
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Posted on Jul 14, 2010
The subsidy code can only be given by the phone company after the re-payment period has expired (minimum contract term).
If the period is not over there is no way to get the subsidy code. You can get rid of subsidy code request by finding IMEI code and using an unlock service like this one:Unlock To Talk.
The unlock service will give you a MEP code. HEre instructions to use the MEP code.
Here also worldwide MEP : BLACKBERRY UNLOCK CODE
After unlocking, the phone will accept any SIM and will not ask subsidy code anymore.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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