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Posted Nov 23, 2010
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Samsung Focus unlocking

Good day guys, new to the forum here. I am in a crappy situation.

 

I just picked up a Focus but I just found out that I am being sent to Guam a whole lot sooner than expected. So I thought, maybe I could unlock the phone and use it there... Then I found that there is no company, orgaization or group that knows how to unlock the Focus. So either, I turn it back in and lose the phone and money, bring it to Guam and get charged almost $2.00/minute or Hold on to a five hundred dollar brick. Does anyone have any suggestions.

Good day guys, new to the forum here. I am in a crappy situation.

 

I just picked up a Focus but I just found out that I am being sent to Guam a whole lot sooner than expected. So I thought, maybe I could unlock the phone and use it there... Then I found that there is no company, orgaization or group that knows how to unlock the Focus. So either, I turn it back in and lose the phone and money, bring it to Guam and get charged almost $2.00/minute or Hold on to a five hundred dollar brick. Does anyone have any suggestions.

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Nov 24, 2010 6:09:00 AM
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Head over to XDA Developer's website. You might find some useful information there.Smiley Wink

Head over to XDA Developer's website. You might find some useful information there.Smiley Wink

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Nov 24, 2010 8:03:11 AM
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Has it been more than 30 days since you got it?  I think you can return it within that time?

Has it been more than 30 days since you got it?  I think you can return it within that time?

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Nov 24, 2010 8:11:44 PM
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Thanks guys, there are nothing on the site that helps. It has been less than thirty days, I might just return it.

Thanks guys, there are nothing on the site that helps. It has been less than thirty days, I might just return it.

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Nov 25, 2010 5:58:37 AM
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Edited by prubin on Nov 25, 2010 at 6:17:53 AM

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Edited by gremlins on Nov 26, 2010 at 6:01:23 PM

When i had my ATT 8525/HTC Hermes WinMo phone awhile back told them if its alright if they can give me the unlock code for my phone due to getting deployed in the middle east and they gladly did. Still have the phone after 5 years and its still chugging along, and now upgrading nxt week to a new WM phone.

 

try calling ATT support and i'm sure they'll tell you the unlock code as long as you tell them your situation.

When i had my ATT 8525/HTC Hermes WinMo phone awhile back told them if its alright if they can give me the unlock code for my phone due to getting deployed in the middle east and they gladly did. Still have the phone after 5 years and its still chugging along, and now upgrading nxt week to a new WM phone.

 

try calling ATT support and i'm sure they'll tell you the unlock code as long as you tell them your situation.

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Nov 27, 2010 4:57:11 AM
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gremlins wrote:

When i had my ATT 8525/HTC Hermes WinMo phone awhile back told them if its alright if they can give me the unlock code for my phone due to getting deployed in the middle east and they gladly did. Still have the phone after 5 years and its still chugging along, and now upgrading nxt week to a new WM phone.

 

try calling ATT support and i'm sure they'll tell you the unlock code as long as you tell them your situation.


depending on the status of the phone, ATT may or may not give out an unlock code. Pretty good chance that the fous is under the exclusive clause and a unlock will not be given for at least 10 months or more. The decision to release an unlock code for a device it totally up to the carrier, there is nothing that forces them to give one at all.


gremlins wrote:

When i had my ATT 8525/HTC Hermes WinMo phone awhile back told them if its alright if they can give me the unlock code for my phone due to getting deployed in the middle east and they gladly did. Still have the phone after 5 years and its still chugging along, and now upgrading nxt week to a new WM phone.

 

try calling ATT support and i'm sure they'll tell you the unlock code as long as you tell them your situation.


depending on the status of the phone, ATT may or may not give out an unlock code. Pretty good chance that the fous is under the exclusive clause and a unlock will not be given for at least 10 months or more. The decision to release an unlock code for a device it totally up to the carrier, there is nothing that forces them to give one at all.

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Nov 27, 2010 2:33:35 PM
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Tried that, they simply refused to do anything like that until next year.

Tried that, they simply refused to do anything like that until next year.

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Tried that, they simply refused to do anything like that until next year.


pretty much expected that, they have the exclusive contract for the phone, phoes under that type of agreement tend to have 10, 12 months or longer where they will not unlock them. Pretty common among all the carriers.


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Tried that, they simply refused to do anything like that until next year.


pretty much expected that, they have the exclusive contract for the phone, phoes under that type of agreement tend to have 10, 12 months or longer where they will not unlock them. Pretty common among all the carriers.

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Finally got Samsung Focus unlocked and am using it for international travel. http://cgi.ebay.com/Unlock-Samsung-Focus-i917-Omnia7-Galaxy-Tab-CODE-/140482107888?pt=LH_DefaultDoma...

 

The code needs to be entered directly, with no pre-codes. 

 

 

Finally got Samsung Focus unlocked and am using it for international travel. http://cgi.ebay.com/Unlock-Samsung-Focus-i917-Omnia7-Galaxy-Tab-CODE-/140482107888?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b562d9f0

 

The code needs to be entered directly, with no pre-codes. 

 

 

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I can confirm this.

 

The seller sent me the unlock code about 2 hours after my payment, I popped a T-Mobile SIM in, entered the code (it asks for a PIN) and it worked. Highly recommend these guys NCKZone Smiley Happy

 

 

I can confirm this.

 

The seller sent me the unlock code about 2 hours after my payment, I popped a T-Mobile SIM in, entered the code (it asks for a PIN) and it worked. Highly recommend these guys NCKZone Smiley Happy

 

 

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Thanks everyone. I got with this guy and he sent me the code in like a day. Now I am using it freely. Thanks again for the help. I am totally loving this phone... The ONLY Windows Phone 7 on Guam.

Thanks everyone. I got with this guy and he sent me the code in like a day. Now I am using it freely. Thanks again for the help. I am totally loving this phone... The ONLY Windows Phone 7 on Guam.

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Folks,  lot of sites say they can unlock Samsung Focus but they cannot.  The only site, which has great service and almost all the codes is www.nckzone.com

 

I have unlocked 4 Samsung Focus phones on AT&T, and all of the work great during global travel.

Give it a try, very genuine and talented team.

Folks,  lot of sites say they can unlock Samsung Focus but they cannot.  The only site, which has great service and almost all the codes is www.nckzone.com

 

I have unlocked 4 Samsung Focus phones on AT&T, and all of the work great during global travel.

Give it a try, very genuine and talented team.

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This seems to be the cheapest way to do it, so far.

This seems to be the cheapest way to do it, so far.

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$12 at NCKzone.com just unlocked mine, took 15 mins to get code

$12 at NCKzone.com just unlocked mine, took 15 mins to get code

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AT&T now gives out unlock code for free for Focus.

AT&T now gives out unlock code for free for Focus.

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If you are travelling abroad, call AT&T and tell them so, and ask them for the unlock code and you can use your phone anywhere after that.
If you are travelling abroad, call AT&T and tell them so, and ask them for the unlock code and you can use your phone anywhere after that.

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