Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Rick, Apr 24, 2002.
Does a Nokia 8390 work on Cingular network?
yes. but the phone has to be unlocked.
that the phone would work with any provider
When a GSM service provider activates your phone, they lock it into their systems. This prevents people from taking advantage of a free phone promo and then cancelling and going to another provider. Generally, you need to be with your original provider for a certain period of time before they will gleefully unlock your phone.
I take no responsibility for what you do, however there are utilities that can unlock your provider lock. I know you can do it with the 5190/6190 series with a data cable. You should be able to unlock via IrDa with the 8390.
Bear in mind that most Nokias have safeguards installed that will _fry_ your phone firmware if you attempt to hack them too many times. You have been warned.
I suggest you simply call Voicestream or whoever your current provider is and politely ask them if they will unlock your phone