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So I Bought a Cell Phone At The Flea Market

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Gunm, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    I bought a a cellie at the flea market the other day. It's one that just needs you to slap in your sim card and you're good to go. Okay, did that.

    Now i get a prompt on the screen to enter a restriction code...wtf? What the hell is this all about? How can i get around this? Is there somewhere i can go to get the restriction code reset so i can use the damn thing or is it destined for use as a paperweight?

    :(
     
  2. WitE TrAsH

    WitE TrAsH Member

    Joined: May 1, 2004 Messages: 416 Likes Received: 1
    Paperweight, nothing really good comes from Flea Markets. If so you got a special find.
     
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  3. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    probably bought a stolen phone...
     
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  4. SLAUGHTER305

    SLAUGHTER305 Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 24, 2004 Messages: 113 Likes Received: 0
  5. sneak

    sneak Guest

    im not surprised it doesnt work...a flea market is the best place to get rid of a fucked phone.

    dont buy important stuff (phones, tv's etc) from the less reputible places.
     
  6. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    Tough luck lens same shit happened to me too. I was at a flea market, saw a phone i liked and i bought it. I asked the motherfucker if the shit was going to work he said yes.(yeah like the little shit was going to say no) I get home the same shit happens, enter a restriction code. It wasnt much money but like sneak said its best not to buy important shit from flea markets and shady places like that.
     
  7. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    :lol: sucker...

    come on lens, you shoulda been smarter than to buy a celly at a flea market! those places are cool for some shit, but not everything.
     
  8. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    m'eh, It seemed like a hot idea at the time. Oh well.....so i'm ten bucks lighter.....shit happens
     
  9. krs702

    krs702 Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 6, 2000 Messages: 1,212 Likes Received: 0
    shit, you could take it apart and get a kick out that or just break the fucker. 10 bucks of fun.
     
  10. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 6,532 Likes Received: 168
    break it? hell no, sell that shit.


    pay it forward.
     
  11. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    Lens. it is possible to unlock your phone. theres a bunck of links if you google it...click
     
  12. T=E=A=S=E

    T=E=A=S=E Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2004 Messages: 3,271 Likes Received: 0
    a 10 dollar cell phone?

    was it like 12 inches tall and weighed 10 pounds to?
     
  13. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    too, tease, not to, idiot...

    lens, i'd fuck with numbers and codes and shit as much as i could, if its a good phone man, might as well try, if not, just 10 bucks...
     
  14. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    definatly
     
  15. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 40
    you need to get it unlocked from its network. there might be some sites that show you how to do it, and retailer will chare you a few hundred to do it, look and ask around in china town, theres always a dodgy store that will do it for 30 bucks.
    or if your in london, old street station has a vendor that will do it for 10 squid. or in rome, i know this iraqi guy who will do it for 20 euros.
     
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