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How do i unlock a "sci-phone" for t-mobile.

Asked by babymakedamnsure (39 points ) September 22nd, 2008

so my boyfriend bought this “sci-phone” thing off ebay and now he cant get it to register on t-mobile when it was supposidly already “unlocked”. please help. any advice is helpful =D.

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BonusQuestion's avatar

I am not sure about sciphone but there is usually a code that you can buy and use it to unlock the phone.

jballou's avatar

Call t-mobile, they have a division specifically for unlocked and unsupported phones. They helped me set up an unlocked iPhone.

But what is a “sci-phone”? I’ve never heard of that before.

BonusQuestion's avatar

Even if unlocked it can only be used for GSM services.

babymakedamnsure's avatar

what are GSM services

babymakedamnsure's avatar

and i had called t-mobile already about and talked to them but they said they aren’t speaclized to unlock iphones

tonedef's avatar

Is this discussion against the ToS for Fluther? Here’s a resource for your phone. :)

jballou's avatar

@tonedef – why would it be against the ToS? There are plenty of perfectly legal ways to obtain and use an unlocked iPhone. I didn’t say “jailbroken” iphone for a reason- my phone is not jailbroken. It is simply unlocked. All phone companies are required by law to remove the carrier lock if you call and request them to. (I don’t know if AT&T and Apple have found a loophole in this law or not, but I do know T-Mobile will help you if you call them as I have personally done so)

tonedef's avatar

@jballou I was asking because people were being so hush hush about it. Also, I was unaware that it was even possible to unlock an iPhone without jailbreaking it.

But, an observation: neither Apple nor AT&T has ever taken action against an individual for jailbreaking an iPhone or iPod.

jballou's avatar

@tonedef – Yup, it’s 100% possible. In fact, in some countries, it’s against the law entirely to sell carrier locked devices. And Apple sells iPhones in those countries, hence unlocked iphones.

Just one of the many ways to completely legal ways obtain an unlocked iPhone.

MzJlea's avatar

did you ever get this phone unlocked?

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dianaross87's avatar

this is what i did and know it works you have to call tmobile first and get the full data package and press *#06# to get the phones ime # and give that to them also . then you do this. • TMOBILE SETTINGS
1— Main Menu click on Entertainment then click on Services
2— Click on Data Account–> click on GPRS
3— Choose any account–> click on Edit
4— 1— Account Name
TMOBILE
2— APN
wap.voicestream.com
3— User Name
leave it blank
4— password
leave it blank
5— Auth. Type
Normal
CLICK ON DONE AND SAVE IT

CLICK ON BACK TWICE IT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO SERVICES

5-Click on WAP –> click Settings–> click Edit Profile.
6— Choose any one on list then press ok–>Edit Profile
1— Rename Profile->(name it anything or u can name it T-mobile GPRS)
2-Homepage–> http://wap.myvoicestream.com
3-Data Account–>Select–>click on Gprs–> you will see the one we named earlier TMOBILE, select it and press OK
4— Connection Type
HTTP – > Proxy: 216.155.165.050 – > port 8080
5— Username
leave it blank
6— Password
leave it blank
CLICK DONE AND SAVE IT—>CLICK ACTIVATE PROFILE AND SAVE

SMS, MMS AND VOICEMAIL
1— Click on thee envelope icon it will take you to Messages
CLICK ON SMS
1— Message settings–> click in Profile Setting
2— Click edit on any profile name it T-mobile that will be line No. 1 in No.2 type +12063130004
MMS
1-Message Settings–>click Server Profile
2-Click on any 1–> click on Edit Profile
1— Rename profile
T-mobile MMS
2— Homepage
http://216.155.174.84/servlets/mms
3-Data Account
click on GPRS–> choose Tmobile–> press OK
4— Connection Type
HTTP : 216.155.165.050 – > port 8080
5— Username
leave it blank
6 Password
leave it blank
CLICK ON DONE –> SAVE–>ACTIVATE PROFILE
VOICEMAIL:-

scarsosexy's avatar

New comer, this is for the person who asked how to tranfer tmobile service onto the s“SCIPHONE” call customer service for tmo and have them tranfer you to “TIER 3” that’s the department that deals with unsupported phones. I found that out today and I don’t even have the SCIPHONE as of yet, but its good to do some research. I hope that should help you out.

damitkenneth's avatar

put your sim card into the i68 (so called unlocked phone), sim card slot 2 back wards to what the picture on the back of the phone shows. Your new i phone rip off will work and receive service.

melinda_myriah's avatar

Thank you so much damitkenneth! My phone also seemed locked and I tried this now it works! I was on the phone for over an hour with t-mobile and they could not help me.I recommend that anyone that cannot get their sciphone to work follow damitkenneth’s advise!

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