Discussion in 'Moto Q 9n' started by doctorq2u, Feb 11, 2009.
IN BEFORE DA LOCK!!! ......
So is this really a World phone? I am not so sure. Can someone confirm that you can take any GSM sim and insert it and it will work. I took my brothers ATT sim and it responded that it was an unrecognized SIM. Then I took the VZW GSM SIM from my wife's Verizon World Edition Blackberry and it recognized it. So it may only support the VZW sim.
I have mine working on ATT. You have to unlock it.
u gonna tell us how
This was my phone's unlock code. Yours could be different. I'm assuming this is like other phones that if you fail to enter code 3 times the phone will lock you out. Rendering it useless. In normal circumstances you would have to call your carrier to unlock it for you. But since this phone doesn't exist, I don't think your carrier will help you. My advice, contact the person you got the phone from and see if they can give you the unlock code.
*you've been warned so don't blame me if you brick your phone*
With phone off, stick GSM sim card in (not VZW).
Turn on phone.
Prompted for unlock code.
I entered 12345678
^ you WILL brick it for sure. contact the buyer for the code. if you brick it or need a code contact me.
and it will work with any sim,i used my t-mobile,cingular,at&t,vodaphone,and some china sims i had from when i visited tanjin.
what about south korea...they have some advanced CDMA network...
a sim wont work but will the standard CDMA mode work?
^^^ I don't think it will work there as if I'm not mistaken they use a WCDMA network. I'm not positive on that tho.
i didnt think it would work but i was hoping i could get away with it (as i am planning a trip there in the near future)
I think the Saga is the only one that has WCDMA running on them for VZW. Not sure about the Storm being it is a world phone also.
The Saga is the same phone plus a touch screen minus the finger print reader. If this phone had been release on Verizon, they could have taken out the domestic GSM bands and locked down the GPS. So, I think the non-release has more to do with how Verizon feels about the Motorola Q than how Verizon feels about controlling their phones.
The members of this site love the Q, but it caused a lot of frustation for many of it's buyers (mainly due to the memory problems caused by suggest a word bug).
The sad part is that the hardware upgrades that came with this Q probably fixed these bugs. Unfortunately, it was too late.
the saga was released on verizon....
I think she was referring back to the Napoleon not being released and what VZW could have done with it.
That's exactly right. I guess that's what I get for commenting so late.
No problem. Most of the thread was an expression of paranoia anyhow. <G>
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