Unable to unlock BB Classic, previous owner didn’t pay the bill
I got my BlackBerry classic and it came locked to AT&T, I thought it would be a simple thing to unlock since AT&T has a nifty unlock tool, but it turns out the previous owner didn’t pay the phone bill, and that is locked with the IMEI number, so AT&T didn’t want to unlock it for me and told me to ask the previous owner to do it, but alas the person I bought it from didn’t seem to be able to do so since they aren’t the previous owner, they are a company on eBay that sells phones that people give them, so there is no way I or they could get a hold of them, and I have no way of using my SIM since I am from Canada.
AT&T wants me to call a number to get this whole thing sorted out but the number they provide is from the US and I don’t have international calling available. I am unsure about what I should do in this situation because I don’t want to have to send the phone back since I paid a decent amount of money for it and it would be a shame to send it back!
does anyone know a way to get around the payment problem or any other way to unlock it?
PS, no I am not willing to pay for a 3rd party to unlock it since I don’t feel like getting scammed out of my money or if the code is wrong, I just paid for nothing.