How do I unlock this old Cingular phone to use abroad?
July 29, 2011 3:43 PM Subscribe
I have an old Cingular Motorala Razr V3 GSM phone that I'd like to unlock. What do I need to do to unlock it for use abroad?
posted by apip to technology (10 answers total)
I'm going to be out of the U.S. for several months and I need to have a GSM phone to use. I'm currently with Sprint. I have this old Razr that I found in my "electronics stuff" box.
I've tried to a bit of research on this, but it's a mixed bag. There are some poorly recorded YouTube videos that say I need some software to unlock it and there are websites telling me I need to have an unlock code purchased (or issued, but that's probably not possible, as I didn't have service on it). What do I need to do to have the phone unlocked and usable on other networks abroad?
What will I need to do for the SIM card? I don't have one ATM. Should I purchase a SIM card when I arrive, or should I purchase one beforehand on Amazon or something?