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.
I hope that helps.
For the DMB fans in all of us:
Dave Matthews Band’s entire performance at the Mile High Music Festival on Sunday, July 20, 2008 will be webcast live in the AT&T blueroom. For a complete webcast schedule, click here. Please note that all times listed are in Eastern Time.
Mile High Music Festival presented by SanDisk is scheduled to take place just outside of Denver, CO at the Outer Fields of Dicks Sporting Goods Park on July 19–20, 2008. DMB will perform as top bill on Sunday, July 20th, while Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the festival on Saturday, July 19th. Other artists in the lineup include John Mayer, The Black Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti and Spearhad, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood, Colbie Caillat, The Roots and many more! Mile High Music Festival tickets are still available, visit the official Mile High Music Festival website for complete information.
After 7‑hours of hard work (standing in-line and being back at my pad from Apple Store Emeryville), the SMS Texting feature on my iPhone 3G doesn’t seem to work. At first, I thought it was an iPhone 3G issue.
Since opening the box, and activating ate with Genius Hugh’s help, it hasn’t been shutdown at all. So I tried re-powering it thinking that it might solve the issue and have SMS updated and turned on. That didn’t work.
The next step I then took was to call 611 and filtered on to iPhone support. After about 30-minutes of hold time I was finally able to get through and talk to a tech. Seconds later, I was told that it possibly is on AT&T’s side and was transferred to the AT&T After-hours Support Line 866–801-3600
That’s the first thing that I got from an automated answering machine Op (as if I haven’t waited enough). Anyways, the tech support person was able to review it and it seems that the SMS plan activation never made it, even though it says I have/am on for the 1500 monthly plan.
That did it regardless. So, I hope this helps out people who happen to be in the same boat.