#at&t


Unlock Phones from AT&T

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.

Dave Matthews Band Performance at Mile High to be Webcast Live

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.

iPhone 3G SMS Text Not Working

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

Please wait…

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.