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    How to verify a phone is unlocked

    How can I verify if a phone is really unlocked without using a 'foreign' SIM? I got my phones unlocked using a DCT 4 code generator, and each phone accepted the first code at first try. The phones would be used abroad with local prepaid SIM, so it would be a bummer if it turns out the they are still locked. Any thoughts?

    Also, what would happen if one enters another unlock code into a phone that is already unlocked - would it simply ignore it? I'd appreciate input from those who've done this.

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    Re: How to verify a phone is unlocked

    Originally posted by upilogue
    How can I verify if a phone is really unlocked without using a 'foreign' SIM? I got my phones unlocked using a DCT 4 code generator, and each phone accepted the first code at first try. The phones would be used abroad with local prepaid SIM, so it would be a bummer if it turns out the they are still locked. Any thoughts?

    Also, what would happen if one enters another unlock code into a phone that is already unlocked - would it simply ignore it? I'd appreciate input from those who've done this.

    Thanks.
    When you finish entering the unlock code if you get a message something like "SIM restriction off" or similar it's unlocked.

    Generally when you unlock you'll only need to use code #1 or #7.
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    If your 6310i is ATT phone, borrow a friend's Cingular or TMO SiM and put it in. See if it goes to either one, if it does, it's unlocked. If it isn't, it would say 'insert sim'.

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    Originally posted by Donkey
    If your 6310i is ATT phone, borrow a friend's Cingular or TMO SiM and put it in. See if it goes to either one, if it does, it's unlocked. If it isn't, it would say 'insert sim'.
    Did you read the original question? He wants to know how to tell without using another SIM card.

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    Ahhh, my bad. Didn't sleep very well last night. OH well, I try to be more careful what I am reading then. Thank for pointing it out.

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    Originally posted by Donkey
    Ahhh, my bad. Didn't sleep very well last night. OH well, I try to be more careful what I am reading then. Thank for pointing it out.
    You left off the "s" or "you" after "Thank."
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    OMG! Better go to bed early tonight. But not before that silly WWE RAW

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    Originally posted by Donkey
    OMG! Better go to bed early tonight. But not before that silly WWE RAW
    you might be a redneck if.....
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    i know if you put the unlock code in twice the phone will say "phone not restricted"

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