Most Blackberry devices purchased through a contract deal are locked to your network provider. That means that if you want to switch networks, you need to unlock your Blackberry device so that it will accept other network’s SIM cards. Without unlocking your Blackberry, your phone won’t function with other networks.
Unlocking Blackberry handsets used to mean having to pay to do so. Blackberry users would either have to pay their network provider, or pay over the counter at a mobile phone store to have their device unlocked. But now you can unlock your handset for free, thanks to an innovative new site launched by a giffgaff community member.
giffgaff is a community-based mobile service provider that offers users affordable SIM card deals. A giffgaff member has launched an unlocking Blackberry handset site called FreeMyBerry.com, where any Blackberry user can unlock their device for free, and receive a code within 24 hours, without any tools.
Using the site’s service is free and easy, and it can be used to unlock the full Blackberry handset range. All you need to do is download two pieces of Blackberry software from the site, including Blackberry Manager, which most Blackberry users have installed on their laptop or PC anyway. Submit details provided by the software to the unlocking site and your unlock code will be emailed within 24 hours. Once you enter the unlock code, you’re free to use your handset with any network SIM card you wish. The following step-by-step instructional video will guide you through the process if you’re unsure.
giffgaff is a community-based company, which is run by giffgaff users for other giffgaff users. They’ve recently launched the new giffgaff Blackberry service. It costs £3 on top of whichever giffgaff goodybag you choose, and allows you to use the full range of Blackberry services, such as Blackberry messaging. Many pay as you go SIM card deals require you to pay a little extra to access the full range of Blackberry services on top of the cost of your mobile phone top-ups.
Besides the unlocking Blackberry site created by a member, giffgaff run the Unlockapedia site, which gives instructions for unlocking a whole range of other mobile phones and smartphones. The service is provided so that anyone looking to use a giffgaff SIM card is free to unlock their mobile, so that it will function on the giffgaff network, and to avoid unlocking scams prevalent online.
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