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I need a special code to use my sidekick 2008 with my boost mobile sims card

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  • bsbiw33 Aug 01, 2010

    When i put my boost mobile sims card in the sidekick 2008 it turns on but says that i need a special code in order for the phone to work under my sims card

  • bsbiw33 Aug 01, 2010

    when i put my boost mobile sims card into the sidekick 2008 and it turns on it says that i need a special code in order for it to accept my card

  • bsbiw33 Aug 01, 2010

    ummmm i'm not with t-mobile im with boost mobile and my sims card fits into it

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Hi there please explain the problem so i can quickly find a solution for it

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  • Hilton Bristol Aug 01, 2010

    Thanks for replying, here are some steps you can follow to unlock your phone: he Sidekick 2008 is an exclusive T-Mobile cell phone that operates on the quad-band GSM (Global Systems for Mobile Communications) frequencies. Based on these frequencies users who unlock their Sidekick 2008 can enjoy worldwide GSM network use. If you are a current T-Mobile customer and your contract has been in good standing for at least 90 days you can unlock your device for free.


  • Display the phones IMEI number by typing in *#06# and then pressing the phones green "Send" key. Write down the IMEI number when it appears on your phones display.
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  • Step 2.Call T-Mobile customer service at 1-800-TMobile and tell the customer service representative you would like to unlock your Sidekick 2008. You will need to provide them with your account number, personal security code and your phones IMEI number.


  • Step 3.Write down the unlock code exactly as provided by the customer service representative.






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  • Step 4
    .Turn off your Sidekick 2008. Remove the battery and place in a SIM card from a carrier outside of T-Mobile, for example use an AT&T SIM card or an international carriers SIM card.


  • Step 5.Turn on the phone and and wait for a box to appear that says "Special Code Required" and "Enter code to enable SIM." Type in the code provided to you by the T-Mobile representative.


  • Step 6.Click on "Enable" to complete the process or press "Cancel" to abort the unlock process.

    I will give you several options to choose from.



  • Hilton Bristol Aug 01, 2010

    You can get a universal sim card ebay this will unlock your phone http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk... you can choose any one.


    you can go www.cellunlock.net and contact them for the unlock code.

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  • Find your phone's IMEI number. On many phones you can enter *#06# from the phone's main screen to display your phone's IMEI. For other phones remove the battery and look at the sticker on the back of the phone, where the IMEI number will be displayed. Write down the IMEI number.


  • Step 2Call your carrier's customer service number. Ask the representative how long your contract must be active before it will provide an unlock code. For example, T-Mobile will unlock one of its supported phones after 90 days of service with no late fees.


  • Step 3Ask your carrier's representative for your phone's unlock code if you have met its minimum requirements. You must provide your phone's IMEI number when requested. You may also have to provide your carrier account number and password to verify your account.


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  • Enter the unlock code you receive exactly as provided. For example, you may be required to press the * key a certain number of times, followed by a sequence of keys, then your unlock code. Unlocking practices vary based on each manufacturer and sometimes based on each model at a specific manufacturer. Your carrier will provide the exact sequence.


  • Step 5Insert the SIM card for the new carrier you'd like to use. Turn off your phone and turn it back on. Make one phone call and receive another call to verify that the unlock procedure was successful.

  • Unlock Quad-Band Phones Using Online Services

  • Step 1Find your phone's IMEI number by entering *#06# from your phone's keypad. You can also find the code on the sticker located under your phone's battery. Write down the IMEI number.


  • Step 2Visit a trusted online unlocking service. Several popular services that have been in business for several years including GSMLiberty and Unlocking.com (see links in the Resource section), which provide hundreds of codes for various mobile phones.
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  • Find your phone on the site you choose. Typically there will be a manufacturer drop-down box, followed by a model number. Some sites also allow you to type your full phone name into a search bar. For example, you may simply need to enter "the phone model # in a search bar, then click the search button.

  • There may be a small fee for the code


  • Step 5Wait for your code to arrive. Codes typically arrive in one or two days. However, some codes from certain manufacturers can take up to one week to arrive. Enter the unlock sequence and code exactly as provided. Test your phone by inserting the SIM card from your new carrier and making then receiving at least one call each.

  • Hilton Bristol Aug 01, 2010

    Any of those options will work.

  • Hilton Bristol Aug 01, 2010

    Hi there, thanks for replying here is the phone number for boost mobile 1866-402-7366 or get a universal sim card from http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...




    or you can contact www.cellunlock.net

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