Bare necessities. If you are ever in Manila/PHL and looking to get a Prepaid mobile line for emergency and/or to just communicate around the islands, this might get you on the right track.
I did some research with Globe and their “GoSakto” make-your-own combos; ~P500/month for some calls and unlimited texting ain’t bad (P300 only if 1,000 of text). I’ll be able to afford more cronuts now!
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.