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Using a Motorolla T8367 on verizon (was pcs)

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Anonymous
July 5, 2004 12:13:02 PM

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I have a motorolla T8367 (talkabout) trimode phone that I bought about
3 1/2 years ago, I haven't used it for about a year and a half now.
Basically after my 2 year sprint contract was up, I jumped ship and
went to verizon, bought a new phone, new number. the whole thing.

Now the problem, My wife is on a different verizon plan, and she just
managed to lose her phone, she's still on contact, and they want about
$150 to replace the phone. I KNOW my T8367 can function quite nicely
on the verizon network, but I need to get it unlocked so she can have
it activated on the Verizon network and she can use it for her phone
for the rest of her contract.

How can I get the T8367 unlocked so my wife can use it with her
verizon service?

Please e-mail a reply
July 5, 2004 4:59:26 PM

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4th Amendment defiled by Patriot Act wrote:
> I have a motorolla T8367 (talkabout) trimode phone that I bought about
> 3 1/2 years ago, I haven't used it for about a year and a half now.
> Basically after my 2 year sprint contract was up, I jumped ship and
> went to verizon, bought a new phone, new number. the whole thing.
>
> Now the problem, My wife is on a different verizon plan, and she just
> managed to lose her phone, she's still on contact, and they want about
> $150 to replace the phone. I KNOW my T8367 can function quite nicely
> on the verizon network, but I need to get it unlocked so she can have
> it activated on the Verizon network and she can use it for her phone
> for the rest of her contract.
>
> How can I get the T8367 unlocked so my wife can use it with her
> verizon service?
>
> Please e-mail a reply

I have one sitting here that I switched over myself.

Rod



You can put the Motorola T8367 into test mode to view and change the
security
code and lock code. Do not mess around with other settings!

To enter test mode, press:
FCN, 0, 0, *, *, T, E, S, T, M, O, D, E, STO
You will then see a US ' prompt.


Enter 5506#

The phone will display the security code. Change it to the default by
entering 000000, then press STO. The ' prompt will reappear.

Next enter 5507#

The phone will display the lock code. Change it to the default by
entering 123, then press STO. The ' prompt will reappear.

Finally enter 01#. The phone will reboot and return to normal mode.
You can now access all of the StarTAC's security settings using the
default security code 000000.



Now call Verizon and do an ESN change on your wife's phone number. They
might ask what kind of phone it is. Just tell them it's a StarTac 7868. They
will tell you to do a *228 option 1 to program the phone. You might need to
try *22801, *22802, *22803 and so forth to get the phone to hit a Verizon
tower to get the phone programed.
Do this before calling so you will know what to dial before you get them on
the phone. If you don't want to call it in, change the ESN by logging into
your account and do it yourself.
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 5:32:07 AM

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On 5 Jul 2004 08:13:02 -0700, 4th Amendment defiled by Patriot Act wrote:

> How can I get the T8367 unlocked so my wife can use it with her
> verizon service?

Virtually impossible, since Sprint guards their locking codes like their
virgin daughter. They know many of their subscribers would move to VZW if
they could unlock Sprint's more desirable phones.

If you know someone in Sprint's tech dept you could get lucky though.
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July 6, 2004 5:32:08 AM

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Strongbox wrote:
> On 5 Jul 2004 08:13:02 -0700, 4th Amendment defiled by Patriot Act
> wrote:
>
>> How can I get the T8367 unlocked so my wife can use it with her
>> verizon service?
>
> Virtually impossible, since Sprint guards their locking codes like
> their virgin daughter. They know many of their subscribers would
> move to VZW if they could unlock Sprint's more desirable phones.
>
> If you know someone in Sprint's tech dept you could get lucky though.


Not impossible at all. In fact he's got it activated on Verizon Wireless
this very moment.
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 5:32:08 AM

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In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Strongbox <strongbox@no.mail> wrote:

> Virtually impossible, since Sprint guards their locking codes like their
> virgin daughter.

Ha! Virgin! Heheh.

(Was that intended to be a pun?)


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Anonymous
July 6, 2004 2:33:01 PM

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In article <2kuebhF69tvqU1@uni-berlin.de>,
"Rod" <cellular-dude@sprintpcs.com> wrote:

> Strongbox wrote:
> > On 5 Jul 2004 08:13:02 -0700, 4th Amendment defiled by Patriot Act
> > wrote:
> >
> >> How can I get the T8367 unlocked so my wife can use it with her
> >> verizon service?
> >
> > Virtually impossible, since Sprint guards their locking codes like
> > their virgin daughter. They know many of their subscribers would
> > move to VZW if they could unlock Sprint's more desirable phones.
> >
> > If you know someone in Sprint's tech dept you could get lucky though.
>
>
> Not impossible at all. In fact he's got it activated on Verizon Wireless
> this very moment.

What does it say about the relative customer friendliness of the two
companies then?

SprintPCS phones are activated on Verizon.

Verizon phones are not activated on SprintPCS.
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 7:33:55 PM

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On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 20:44:16 -0500, Rod wrote:

> Not impossible at all. In fact he's got it activated on Verizon Wireless
> this very moment.

I didn't say impossible. I said virtually impossible. If the phone is
locked by Sprint it is virtually impossible to get the unlock code from them
so you can unlock the phone for use on the VZW network.

There are ways do do this by sneaky methods, but for the average person it's
not achievable.
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 7:36:17 PM

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On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 10:33:01 GMT, Røbert M. wrote:

> What does it say about the relative customer friendliness of the two
> companies then?

What customer friendliness? VZW has been dropping Sprint as a roaming
partner every where thay can across the country for months now.
Anonymous
July 6, 2004 7:36:47 PM

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On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 21:00:01 -0500, Steven J Sobol wrote:

> In alt.cellular.sprintpcs Strongbox <strongbox@no.mail> wrote:
>
>> Virtually impossible, since Sprint guards their locking codes like their
>> virgin daughter.
>
> Ha! Virgin! Heheh.
>
> (Was that intended to be a pun?)

I'll never tell <G>......
!