Nokia 6682 / 6681
I just got my Unlock Code from Cingular!!!!
What is the unlock code they gave you?? I am in the process of requesting it, but your code may save 2 weeks if others can use it! Help us needy folk out! Karma will come around and be good to you!
I requested mine, but they needed my serial number. I'd think that each serial number would have its own code.
But I could be wrong.
It's supposed to arrive within 3 business days. They told you 2 weeks?
Anyone have any ideas what I should do now?
As far as phone function you won't see any change. If you switch out your SIM card you can use your phone with another carrier.
You can let a friend use your phone with their carrier.
but why wouldn't pple just post the unlock codes up when they get it from cingular?
With respect to posting unlock codes, these codes are specific to blocks of IMEI's.....
If you get the Wrong Code, enter it more than 5 times "unsuccessfully" (phone isn't unlocked)....it will LOCK your phone, and the only way to unlock it, is with software & a cable......
Be careful......everything isn't quite as simple as it would appear......
It's worked for me on 3 different Nokias so far, though I did try my 6682 & got a code failure. I'm guessing I need to DL the program, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.
"....Thank you for taking the time to e-mail Cingular Wireless regarding your subsidy unlock code. Unfortunately, Nokia has notified us that they are not making subsidy unlock codes available for the 6682 at this time. We
do not currently have a timetable as to when these codes will be made available...."
is the only thing I can think of.
One of these days, I'll work up the guts to try to unlock my 6682 that way. . .
It still doesn't explain why Cingular refused to provide it just a month ago and gave some bogus excuse aboout it damaging the firmware.
Whatever, it is all good now.
I guess each code is specific to each phone, but I have no problem giving it out.
Here is the process for entering in the unlock code for your phone: IMEI: your 15 digit # here
Before starting the process we have to give you warning. You have 5 tries, for the life of the phone, to enter this code. If you go beyond the 5 tries your phone will be permanently locked to Cingular network.
If you get code error twice I do suggest you call us before going any further. From within the US 1-800-331-0500 outside the US call 1-916-843-4685.
1. Press the # key once
2. Press the * three times ...
Has anyone tried inputting this code on their phone yet?
I am asking because I read some place that these things come in batches. But I am not sure. Maybe there is one code per IMEI.
If anyone has tried it successfully, please tell us so we can too.
The email said I could try it with or without the SIM. Maybe I should try it with the sim card out... But I went ahead and submited another request.
You got a simple choice here - you either provide me with a code for a phone that I purchased in a Cingular store, or I take my and my wife's phone to T-mobile or Verizon in September when my contact is up.
YOU CAN ULOCK THIS PHONE, because you did it already to other people. This is your true test of being a good GSM provider.
If you're thinking I have no choice, here is my choice: My next phone, if you fail my request, will be a T-mobile or Verizon phone. For my international travel I will use an unlocked MPx220 (that I own) for local GSM pre-paid SIM Card service anyway so Vreizon is a sure bet here.
You have time till september. I...
My unlock code request failed about a month ago, for a phone I got last October, but I'm going to try again this week.
Just a suggestion...
It is a 15 digit number, and they told me to enter it like this:
#pw+(15 digit unlock code)+1#
If anyone who received the unlock code was told to do it this way and it worked, please let me know. I can't wait!!!
Four weeks ago I had requested my unlock code from Cingular for the Nokia 6682. The agent told me that they don't have unlock codes for any Nokia phones any more (not just the 6682). Anyway, I went on an overseas trip with two phones, my 6682 for the phone book and an old GSM Nokia that I had bought overseas a long while ago. I had good reception on both phones. Since I could not put the local SIM into my 6682, I could not use it. I had not enabled international calls on it before I left.
Anyway, I am back from my trip now and decided to call Cingular again. I called yesterday and they were very accommodating and professional. She took my information and the IMEI number and told me that they will be sending me the unlock c...
Three weeks after I requested my code, I hadn't heard any news. They said it would take 3 to 5 business days. anyway, i got this spaced out person that just did not understand what this whole thing with the unlock code was about. Finally she looked around and gave me a code....
It was 11 digits long (only...not 15).. Of course, this raised a question in my mind. I did not use it. Especially when I asked her about how to enter the code and she just said you enter it and the phone will be unlocked.
An hour later I called again, got another person (thank God) and explained that I did not think that the code I got was right. They told me they don't have a record of anyone giving me a code. Finally, they told me ...
You have to request it from Cingular directly. Call them and explain that you need to use your phone overseas and don't want to pay Cingular's rates.
I spoke for two weeks with $20 overseas. If I had used Cingular I would have blown that on a couple of calls.
Just be persistent. See my post above. I just got my unlock code today.
They took my information including name,email addy & phone number and they said they are going to submit a request to Nokia to get the code. They said wait 3 to 5 business days so we'll see how it goes.
He explained to me that every IMEI number has its own code but someone can also use the code as long as they have software to solve it and give the exact code numbers.
If I were you guys, do the samething I did. Call Cingular and ask them to get it unlock and they will submit a request to N...