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Can it be unlocked?

hope

Sep 1, 2004, 10:04 PM
Can the gsm side of the phone be unlocked? Seems like a good idea, if you can unlock the thing.
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Anxiovert

Sep 11, 2004, 10:53 AM
Why would you like to unlock it? even if you did that GSM frequency is the one used overseas...
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hope

Sep 11, 2004, 1:10 PM
Because I travel overseas.
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KENDO

Oct 20, 2004, 1:27 PM
And T-mobile here in the USA..uses the same 900/199 gsm signal!!!
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randy20g

Nov 24, 2004, 11:33 AM
There is NO 900 GSM in the USA. Only 1900 and 850
This phonw will ONLY operate on GSM outside of North America.
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Disciple247365

Mar 3, 2005, 5:16 PM
randy20g said:
There is NO 900 GSM in the USA. Only 1900 and 850
This phonw will ONLY operate on GSM outside of North America.

Apparently this guy has never heard of a US service provider boasting over 16 million customers while using the 900mhz band.... TMOBILE!
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usmobile

Mar 3, 2005, 7:15 PM
T-mobile use 1900 not 900 lol
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amosjones

Mar 15, 2005, 4:44 PM
T-mobile

Formerly VoiceStream. Known for the first nationwide GSM network, and the first nationwide GPRS service. Like Sprint PCS, they operate only in the PCS band (1900 MHz), and have no analog network. VoiceStream was bought by Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG in June 2001, and re-branded as T-Mobile in the 2nd half of 2002. T-Mobile is Deutsche Telekom's global wireless brand.
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El Bucho

Oct 31, 2005, 11:08 AM
So can anybody actually answer the question instead of blabbering on about TMobile? I too need to know if you can unlock the phone so you can use a SIM card OTHER than one from Sprint...that's why you have it unlocked. Thanks.
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bostonguy1958

Nov 10, 2004, 7:44 PM
Why do people always try to get over on companies ...NO they wont unlock it ...put your self in their shoes ....it's your network why would you allow it to be unlocked ...just to watch someone else make money?
mmmm ya would not last long in business
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flotrowski

Nov 17, 2004, 2:08 AM
It may be their network, but it's my phone, and since these companies are not operating overseas, they're not losing any revenue, are they? Anyway, in answer to the question of whether these phones can be unlocked, rest assured that they can. There are services located on the web, who for a small fee will give you the code needed to unlock the phone so that you can purchase Sim cards when you are overseas. That way, you can make and receive calls for a reasonable price and not be ripped off to the tune of over $1/minute charged by the domestic carriers.
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JRSmith

Dec 30, 2004, 9:18 PM
Ok, so where do we get the web address so we can unlock them? Smile
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UnlockSeeker

Feb 1, 2005, 12:59 AM
I have contacted www.cingucell.com & they cannot unlock that model.
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shortstop47

Oct 25, 2004, 4:13 AM
This is a pretty interesting phone BECAUSE it has bands for both US & overseas use. Cost for international roaming on plans based in either US or Europe are in the price range of $1 / minute. But local plans both places are a few cents / minute. So, if this phone can be used unlocked, with a CDMA plan for VZW and in Europe with a T-Mobile or E-Plus plan then it can save lots of $$$.

So the question remains... CAN IT BE UNLOCKED?
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Ripme2

Dec 17, 2004, 1:01 PM
C'mon Ye'all tech savvy world roamers... Very Happy

Waiting for a response to the question to make my decision on this phone !!! Cool
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JKolstad

Apr 18, 2006, 10:55 PM
Supposely the Sprint version of the A790 is ALREADY unlocked. See:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1782465,00.asp »

It would be nice if someone could confirm this, however!
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khoaingo

Feb 20, 2005, 2:41 AM
http://swehack.se/misc/unlock_codes...nlock_codes.htm »
I've tried it : it's okie ! good luck !
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khoaingo

Feb 20, 2005, 2:42 AM
http://swehack.se/misc/unlock_codes...nlock_codes.htm »
I've tried it : it's okie ! good luck !
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holidayjimmy

Feb 28, 2005, 2:10 PM
I tried the swehack site, but the unlock codes didn't work. Did it work for you?

I would appreciate any help you can provide in order to get my Samsung a790 unlocked.

Thanks.
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khoaingo

Feb 28, 2005, 8:51 PM
Sorry ! I wasn't successed !
I am trying one service in VietNam : they told : they'll unlock it in about 3 days (from sunday) . The price's 50$ , I'll tell u late when got result !
best regards
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holidayjimmy

Mar 1, 2005, 11:32 AM
That's great.

Let me know how you make out.

Please feel free to email me with the details.
holidayjimmy@yahoo.ca
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