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USA Dell Streak WARNING!!!!

2nd August 2010, 05:11 PM |#1  
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Hi all.
I am currently on the phone with AT&T as my USA beta Streak has quit working!! I am being told that the US Streaks were designed to quit after the evaluation period was over!! I now can not make any calls with it at all except to AT&T!!
Any one else had their Streak IMEI blocked by AT&T??

UPDATE: Over at Modaco they are starting to drop like flies......several posts about it now! It is happening as we speak!!
UPDATE 2: Quote from Dell:
All 1100+ US beta Streak IMEI's are now invalid! They could not (or would not) say if the IMEI's will be good again after the release!
UPDATE 3: Dell states that it was AT&T that did this to us and that the affected units will work again AFTER the official USA release! They could not say when that would be tho.....
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2nd August 2010, 08:06 PM |#2  
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that sucks. im glad i didnt do anything rash like buy a streak on ebay or something.
2nd August 2010, 10:20 PM |#3  
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Yeah, mine went down around 10 am. Sucks, I've only had it two days, I guess I'm stuck using my old unlocked G1 again temporarily...
2nd August 2010, 11:19 PM |#4  
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just a heads up guys... found this on engadget!

AT&T blocking Dell Streak beta units?


looks like your out of luck till AT&T sort themselves out.
3rd August 2010, 08:59 PM |#5  
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mine went down an hour ago, im glad i got mine through the beta and did not pay for it
3rd August 2010, 11:04 PM |#6  
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mine is down now too. I was using an Ipad sim card. Will try later with my other ATT sim to see if it works. Let's hope the streak releases soon!
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Another reason to hate at&t. I was 100% going to get the dell streak once it came out in the U.S. for tmobile. Fortunately, I had a change of heart when the Galaxy S (Vibrant) was released. Not only has dell announced it will be available only for at&t, but also at&t has delayed its release for ages. Poor dell, should have gone with a different carrier.
8th August 2010, 04:24 PM |#8  
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so if it's only being blocked on AT&T then if we use it here in Canada it should be good then right? Or is it the actual device that is being remotely nuked?
8th August 2010, 07:43 PM |#9  
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I'm curious. Couldn't those who are blocked use another SIM card?
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I found my answer. International_Mobile_Equipment_Identity is phone specific, not SIM specific.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...pment_Identity
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