Since the BlackBerry Z10 went on sale yesterday in Canada, the CrackBerry forums and twitter have been a buzz with questions on if and how the Z10 can be unlocked. Unlocking your BlackBerry from its native carrier allows you to use a SIM card from another carrier in it. This is especially handy when traveling - instead of roaming you can pick up local SIM cards. In the case of the Z10, there is a different sense of urgency going on. With the Z10 not coming to the US until March, a lot of eager BlackBerry fans in the US are looking to pick up a Canadian Z10, unlock it, and then use it on their local US-based carrier.
When we picked up our Rogers and Telus Z10s yesterday, we immediately tried to unlock them and found the standard third party "instant method" of unlocking wouldn't work. It took our unlocking partner a little time to get it all sorted, but we're now up and running! You can now get your BlackBerry Z10 unlock codes for Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin Mobile and Koodo from our CrackBerry Unlocking store at crackberryunlocking.com/blackberry-10. The cost of these unlocks is more than the standard instant unlock, but if you want to unlock your Z10 asap, it's the unlocking store you can trust.
If you're in need of an unlock code you can obtain one from the link below. For instructions on how to unlock your phone, watch the video above where I unlock my Rogers Z10. For written instructions, pricing and more details on unlocking, keep reading below.
Unlock your Canadian BlackBerry Z10 at CrackBerry Unlocking
BlackBerry Z10 Unlocking Prices
Unlock codes for the BlackBerry Z10 are currently clocking in at:
Rogers / Fido - $45 USD
Bell / Virgin - $30 USD
Telus / Koodoo - $30 USD
Unlock codes for hot new devices (especially using the non-instant method) tend to start out a bit high and get driven down over time. These prices should come down over time, but right now that's where they're at.
Keep visiting crackberryunlocking.com/blackberry-10 as we continue to roll out more carriers around the globe.
For BlackBerry 7 and older devices, instant unlocks are available from crackberryunlocking.com for $10. Payment methods available at CrackBerry Unlocking currently include Paypal and Amazon Payments.
To buy an unlock code, you need to provide the carrier of the phone, along with your IMEI code. On BlackBerry 10, you can find your device IMEI by going to Settings > About > and selecting Hardware from the drop down option. Or if you have the box your Z10 came in, it will be listed on the side of the box.
Once a BlackBerry Z10 unlocking code is ordered, it will be delivered within 3 to 24 hours.
BlackBerry Z10 Unlocking Instructions
Once you have obtained an unlock code, whether by purchasing it from a third party unlocker or from your carrier, BlackBerry has made it really simple in BlackBerry 10 to unlock your phone.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Security and Privacy > SIM Card
Step 2: Scroll down to Phone Network Lock, and tap the Unlock Network button
Step 3: Enter your 8 digit unlock code, and hit OK.
Voila! You'll see a pop up message saying Network Code Entered Successfully! From there, you can put the SIM card from different carriers into your BlackBerry Z10.
TAKE NOTE: You only have 10 tries to unlock your BlackBerry. If you enter the wrong code ten times, you're going to have a useless phone. So don't do it. Before you enter your code, double check you spelled it right. From there hit OK. If the code does not work, stop right then.
What US carriers will unlocked BlackBerry Z10s from Canada work on?
If you're on AT&T, T-Mobile and their MVNO's like Simple Mobile and Net10, an unlocked BlackBerry Z10 from carriers in Canada (Rogers/Fido, Bell/Virgin Mobile, Telus/Koodoo, ) will work.
More About CrackBerry Unlocking
CrackBerry Unlocking is a new service from CrackBerry. With new legislation in the United States affecting Americans unlocking their phones from their local US carriers, we knew things would get a little bit messy on the unlocking front. Around the world BlackBerry unlocking is extremely popular and there are a lot of smaller third party BlackBerry unlockers out there and BlackBerry owners don't always know who to trust.
So we sought out the absolute best provider in the unlocking business and we have them running our CrackBerryUnlocking.com store. They've taken the care to dot the i's and cross the t's in regards to the rule changes in the US (be sure to read through the Terms & Conditions), and we've vetted their customer service and support. If you ever have questions, the unlocking store offers live chat support during daytime hours, and if you run into issues they are fast to reply via email (just fill out the contact form on the site). I wouldn't put the CrackBerry name on the service unless I trusted it completely.
So there's only one name you need to know when it comes to unlocking your BlackBerry from now on, and that's CrackBerryUnlocking.com!