Originally Posted by ru1dev
I got a TMobile (US) DEFY as a gift (I believe it is an Oprah show giveaway) and have been having a very hard time trying to unlock the phone. even the code that TMobile provided was wrong.
1 - TMobile - they said they did not have it in their database and contacted motorola. The code they sent was 8 digits and did not work.
2 - Unlockitnow-com - Paid $20 - Sent me 3 codes and all three did not work (I did a motorola database "not found" lookup) -> I made a youtube video of the code not working to get a refund and they said they are mailing me a sim unlock kit.
3 - Private Unlocker in Toronto - Paid $35 - Sent me 1 code and it was the same as one of the codes from unlockitnow-com so I did not try it as I knew it failed previously -> he then contacted motorola who advised him that the phone may possibly have a network lock and not a simlock so it would require 2 codes?? both 16-digit subsidy codes as the phones sent to Oprah were never sent to TMobile to remove the subsidy codes and insert TMobile 8digit calculated codes.
Debating trying to apply for a subsidy code from GSM liberty -> gsmliberty-net/shop/16-digit-motorola-subsidy-code-p-3213.html
Anyone else with a DEFY from the Oprah Show manage to unlock it? please help! PM or reply!! thanks in advance
I have the same problem with this oprah defy phone. I bought it for my husband for christmas (Im a Tilt2 .. and sticking with it..LOL)
You got much further than I did with T-Mobile, after being "disconnected" twice, I called back a third time only to have possibly the rudest tmobile rep on the planet tell me that there is no way they can know whether or not I stole the phone! and so it is impossible for them to give me a code. She then said that because it was a prepaid oprah phone that it could not be unlocked.
I gave up on T-Mobile and bought a code from unlock to talk and they sent me 2, both of which didnt work...(currently shooting my refund video as we speak...LOL...but they didnt sound too eager to give me my money back either way).
If anyone finds a reputable place that can unlock this expensive paper weight, please please post!....