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How To Unlock Your BlackBerry For Free

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February 23, 2009 by Robb Dunewood

I know that there are a lot of GSM BlackBerry users out there that want to use their BlackBerry on antother network, however, don’t want to pay to get an unlock code so that they can do so.

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I didn”t have access to a GSM BlackBerry at the time of this posting so I cannot vouch for the process, so, if you decided to try it out, and it works or doesn’t work, please leave us a comment and let us know how you made out.

How To Unlock Your BlackBerry For Free

  1. Call your carrier.
  2. Ask for the MEP code.
  3. Give them your IMEI number.
  4. To get your IMEI number, type this on your phone, *#06#, and it should pop up.
  5. Once you get your MEP code, turn off your wireless radio on your phone.
  6. Go to SETTING or OPTIONS.
  7. Then go to ADVANCE OPTIONS.
  8. Then go to SIM CARD
  9. Type “MEPD” on your phone.
  10. You should see “Network as Active”
  11. Hold SHIFT + type “MEPE” or “MEP2”
  12. You should see “Network as Disabled”
  13. You are now the proud owner of an unlocked Blackberry


Robb Dunewood says

The first question that comes to mind is how willing are the carriers to give up the MEP code? Will you have to concoct some story about how you are going to be touring Europe for the summer with friends and that you want to be able to buy pre-paid SIM cards depending on what country you are in?

Espacesimo says

for free unlock your blackberry or alcatel or zte… is free 100%

Beilks says

AT&T would not give me the MEP code over the phone. Said it was against their procedure. Anyone know of a way to get around this?

Wayne Schulz says

I bought my BlackBerry 8900 on 2/11 from Amazon.

I just called T-Mobile to check on how easy this would (or would not


1. T-Mobile requires that you be outside of your remorse period (14 days) – so in my case I have to wait a few more days to be able to request this.

I bounced around between a few people who did not seems to know what a MEP code was. Finally I hit BlackBerry support where once I said MEP code she replied “Oh, you want to unlock”

She asked ” Why ”

The only reply I’ve ever used is “I’m going to be traveling to Bahamas” and would like to use a prepaid SIM card (this is pretty standard excuse to give and they seem to take it no questions asked)

2. Assuming you are outside of the remorse period, T-Mobile will take your information (which I believe is IMEI ) and generate an unlock code.

3. This unlock code is sent to you via email with instructions to enter it into your phone.

I’ve done this once before with T-Mobile on a different device – and I can confirm that the above does indeed work.

I’m unsure how other GSM carriers handle this though if I have a free minute I may try calling on my Bold just to see what the response is.

Juan Zamora says

I don’t know why you need the MEP code. the article says in the point 2.- ASk for the MEP code but in the next steps never says why do you need this.

In the point .11 says you have to hold shift and type “MEPE” or “MEP2”. it never says where to type the MEP code the carrier gave you. Anyone help?

chad says

you need to click the black berry button and click show keyboard and you just type the word mep not the other one cuz it will screw it up an realy dont try putten any code till it works they block ur card then

Juan Zamora says

ok i got it now. they forget to put that after .11 hes gonna ask you to type in the MEP code the carrier gave you. now i get it

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