So in preparation to going to Europe, I wanted to be able to have a cellphone (mobile) handy in case of an emergency. I wanted to just use the iPhone 3G but I have updated to iPhone OS 2.2.1 with a baseband of 2.30.03, which there is no (software) unlock for. Luckily, I still have kept my Samsung Blackjack (1).
Here’s what I found out when getting my Blackjack unlocked:
Call 611 (Customer Service), and not the local AT&T store.
Unlocking is “free” (according to the CSR who helped me).
Give your IMEI number to the CSR to receive your phone’s unlock code.
To get your phone’s IMEI number, press *#06#
To proceed with the unlock process:
Take out the SIM card if there are any first.
You have to do the following keystrokes: #7465625*638*unlock_code# (unlock_code is your own of course).
Your phone’s display will then have some type of message that it has disabled a lock of some sort.
It seems that Apple just released their new iPod Shuffle today. VoiceOver seems to be the newest technology other than the new form-factor. They say its half-the-size of the previous one, and has a capacity of 4GB. In terms of color, its currently available in silver or black.
The only thing I’m worried about is that you have to use the built-in controls on the earphones that comes with it (or am I missing something?). That’s actually a pretty big one to weigh out.
That would suck if you’d like to use something else and/or replace it in the future. You won’t be able to Play, Pause, Skip, etc. Anyways, I personally wouldn’t buy this new one and would stick with the previous generation just because of the limitation of having to play songs only through the earphones.
I’m hoping I’m not the only one that finds this as a big concern.