What is a Network Lock?
Most BlackBerry mobile phones are 'Network Locked'. This means that the phone can be used only with a Sim Card issued by the original network. As an example, a BlackBerry mobile phone purchased from Vodafone would operate only with a Sim Card issued by Vodafone. Any attempt to use a Sim Card issued from any other network would result in an inability to make or receive calls and SMS, usually accompanied by an error indicating the phone must be unlocked before it can be used with alternative network Sim Cards.
What is unlocking?
Unlocking is quite simply the removal of the network lock on a BlackBerry mobile phone. Removing the network lock allows alternative network Sim Cards to be used in the phone.
How are mobile phones unlocked?
There are two main methods of mobile phone unlocking - unlocking by cable and unlocking by code. The cable method of unlocking requires that the phone be connected to specific unlocking equipment to perform the unlocking procedure. The code method of unlocking requires that a special unlocking code be introduced into the phone using the phones keypad.
Is unlocking illegal?
No, in fact it is your legal right have any BlackBerry mobile phone that belongs to you unlocked. You must however consider if the phone actually belongs to you. For instance, if you purchased the phone 'Sim Free' or if you purchased a 'Pay-As-You-Go' phone, then the phone does belong to you and there is nothing to stop you from unlocking your BlackBerry mobile phone. However, if your phone was supplied as part of a contract, even if you made an initial payment, the phone remains the property of the network until all contract payments have been made and the contract terms is complete. In this case you would need to check your contract terms as unlocking may be a breach of the contract.
How do you unlock a BlackBerry for free?
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