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Porting Failed from Bell - Blackberry Z30

Just complete porting my number from Bell to Fizz successfully on website. On my blackberry it said "the device is network locked. Contact your service provider". I got this phone released from my employer and have been used on Bell network for a long time. Any fix?

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You need to unlock your phone or find another phone for your SIM card. Try to reach Bell to know what they can do. 

 

If you bought your phone from another mobile provider and want to use it on the Fizz network, you need to make sure your phone is unlocked.

Check if your phone is locked and find its IMEI

Insert your Fizz SIM card (activated or not activated) into your phone.

When your card is inserted:

  • Your phone is unlocked if it connects to the network or asks you for a PIN code to unlock the SIM card.
  • Your phone is locked if it asks you for a SIM unlock code. Follow the instructions below to unlock it.

If you bought your phone from a Canadian provider after December 1, 2017, it is unlocked by default.

If your phone is locked, ask the mobile provider who supplied your phone to help you unlock it

Because Fizz is not the company that locked your phone, we cannot unlock it. Only the provider who sold you your phone (and who locked it) can unlock it for you. Ask this provider’s customer service team for an unlock code and instructions for unlocking your phone.

Make sure you have your IMEI handy when you contact the company who sold you your phone. 

An IMEI is your phone’s ‘identity card’. It allows you to obtain your unlock code. It’s also an anti-theft provision that allows you to identify and block your phone if it is lost or stolen.

Where can I find my IMEI?
  • By dialing *#06# on your phone’s keypad
  • Under your phone’s battery or on the supporting card that holds an iPhone’s SIM card
  • On a sticker attached to your phone’s original packaging

If the number is more than 15 digits long, use only the first 15 digits.

Don’t remember where you bought your phone? Look in your phone’s settings to find the name of the original provider. Go to settings > cellular data > service operator.
Many mobile providers have tools on their customer support site that enable you to obtain your unlock code and instantly unlock your phone without having to contact customer assistance.

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This probably isn't failed porting.  If you put the sim in an unlocked phone, it will likely work.  The problem is that the phone is locked to the bell network, and you will have to contact them for an unlock code. They should provide this for you free of charge.

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Bell can be very sneaky in these cases. Law stipulates that they must unlock it for a user or former user. But in your case, the user is your former employer, technically not you. So if after calling 310-BELL, they dont agree to unlock it you might have to ask your former employer to do the call.

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Thanks all. Just touched base with Bell support and it seems to be the blackberry issue. Got the unlock code but unable to unlock. Will call Blackberry tech support tomorrow.

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Thats not too bad, at least things are moving forward

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Your device is locked to Bell. Give them a call and ask them for the unlock code, there is no charge for this.