Unlocked the Treo - Jay Maynard

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Tuesday, 8 November 2005


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2124 - Unlocked the Treo

In preparation for the trip to Spain, I decided to see about getting a prepaid SIM while there so I wouldn't have to pay Cingular's incredible roaming fees. That meant that I had to get the phone unlocked; if not, the SIM would simply refuse to work.

That process was easy. All I did was call Cingular customer service, tell them what I needed, and give them the Treo's IMEI number (a unique number assigned to the particular machine). They told me it'd take a few days to email me the unlock code. It was waiting for me when I got home. Whee.

There's a service that will buy a SIM and deliver it to your hotel in the Madrid area, and email you the number in advance. Get to the hotel, swap SIMs, and go. Nice and easy.

current mood: [mood icon] pleased

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