Thanks Meter 654
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: East of Seattle
Originally Posted by SickSkillz22
I was going to try Straight Talk but at this point im not sure if I should even waste my money.I just thought for some reason unlocking it would let me use it on another network but I guess now they Ban it from all networks im guessing.If I dont find a solution than I guess ill have to pay someone on ebay to repair the imei.BTW how do I know if its fully unlocked since im not prompted to enter any unlock code when I insert a non tmobile sim card.
If the sim card is not based on tmo's network, and you are running a TW ROM, and you are not getting the prompt - unlocked.
I encourage you to avoid attempting an IMEI "repair". It may be physically possible, but it's not ethical. Don't let your mistake of buying a phone from a scumbag turn *you* into a scumbag.
The carriers don't block IMEIs for no reason. Either the phone was not paid for, or it was outright stolen. Other people have an actual ownership or unfulfilled financial claim to it.
IMEI "repair" is in essence similar to changing the plates on a stolen car so it can be used without catching the eye of the police.
Hastily spouted for your befuddlement