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W 550 i showing Emerg. calls only

gotforu

Feb 20, 2008, 8:53 AM
Hello, I brought this W550i phone from India. I worked fine for couple of hours when I came to U.S. but after after that it started to show me "Emerg. Calls only" text on top. I have service from Cingular Wireless. Does anybody know how can I make it work in US or I have to buy a new phone?
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beeferjay

Feb 21, 2008, 8:33 AM
the w550i should work if it was unlocked prior to traveling here.

The w550i is set to use india's network and will need a subsidy unlock code to work in the states.

hope that helped
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gotforu

Feb 21, 2008, 10:00 AM
Thanks for ur help. But can u tell me What is subsidy unlock code and how I can do that?
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beeferjay

Feb 21, 2008, 10:09 AM
the original service provider has to request the code from the manufacturer.


The unlock code "unlocks" your phone from the original network, allowing it to be used in the states
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gotforu

Feb 21, 2008, 11:56 AM
That means I can not do it myself or Can I? If I can..Do u knw how?
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beeferjay

Feb 21, 2008, 12:33 PM
not unless someone on here has the unlock code.

you cant do it by yourself
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gotforu

Feb 21, 2008, 12:35 PM
Ok thanks a lot. I appreciate your help.
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gotforu

Feb 23, 2008, 11:25 AM
Hey beeferjay, do you know any software I can download to unlock the phone network...?
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agent smith

Feb 29, 2008, 2:41 PM
you could unlock it online but you have to pay for it
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Pierce84

Mar 1, 2008, 7:17 PM
I would imagine a handset sold in India to already be unlocked. I would re-verify the network/frequency the handset is set on.
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