I thought about signing up with T-Mobile for access to the net when hanging outside the house whether at Starbucks or Borders, but I came across BayAreaFreeFi.com and I said screw it. Why pay $360 per year for online access if its available for free at many establishments in the Bay Area.
By next year (2005), you will begin to see desktop and laptop systems with Blu-Ray disc format, the next generation of DVDs that will enable storage up to 50GB. Currently, DVDs can store only 4.7GBs. HP, Dell, Hitachi, LG Electronics, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pioneer, Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, Sony and Thomson Multimedia are behind the Blu-Ray disc format.
Meanwhile there is another competing format called HD DVD or high definition DVDs. This alternative format is capable of storage of up to 30GB. Memory-Tech, NEC, Sanyo Electric and Toshiba are behind this format. It’s unclear which format will be popular a couple of years from now, but I have an inkling that the Blu-Ray format will win over due to its higher disc capacity and backing from major US companies.
Sun Microsystems is now offering Solaris 10 for free. Wow, that is big news. So, it looks like Sun is feeling the heat from Linux and other open based operating systems. From what I hear around the industry, Sun is struggling to sell its products because companies have switched to running Linux on systems that were once dominated by Sun systems.
Need I say more! The number of downloads since version 1.0 was released on Sep. 14, 2004.
Mozilla Firefox, a free browser has doubled its user base these past 9 months starting January 2004 to September 2004. The browser available from mozilla.org has gained popolarity due to two major features not available in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
I am sure millions of Americans on the verge of retirement have thought about moving to a warm weather state such as Florida, New Mexico and Arizona. I have friends who have visited the United States mention to me that if there’s a state they want to live in, it would be Florida.
I recently purchased a Nokia 6800 cell phone from AT&T Wireless. I wanted to unlock the phone so that I can use other SIM cards from another service provider, a very convenient feature especially when traveling outside of the United States. Well, this page contains the detailed steps necessary to remove the restrictions placed on cell phones by your wireless service provider. Why unlock the phone? There are several compelling reasons why you should unlock your phone. It basically comes down to two things: money and service. Here are few of the benefits:
- I want to use other SIM cards from other service providers other than my own to save some money.
- I want portability. When I travel outside of the United States, I’m not going to be restricted to my own provider.
- I want to switch between my contract with my provider to a prepaid service using the same phone.
- I want better coverage using a local service provider when outside the United States. Signals do vary by provider.
- I want to sell the phone later. Unlocked phones are much more priced higher and are much more marketable.
- I have a mistress and I don’t want my wife to know about it. This is a joke, but it’s probably not funny to some people.
- Software – Cyberman & Hallowman DCT4 Calculator.
- IMEI number or serial number (15 digits long)
- located inside your battery compartment
- or enter code *#06# to display serial number on phone.
- Another SIM card! (Optional – very helpful in determing if your phone is locked)
- Insert another SIM card in your phone. If your phone is not locked, then there is no sense going further. Here are possible messages if your phone is locked.
Download the software and unzip the package.
Run the program and generate the code.
- Nokia = “Enter restriction code” or “SIM card rejected”
- Motorola = “Enter special code”
- Ericsson = “Enter Correct SIM”
- Sony Ericsson = “Incorrect SIM”
- Samsung = “Invalid Network SIM…Enter Code”
- Panasonic = “Invalid SIM”
- Siemens = “Phone disabled! NETWORK LOCK”
- Sharp = “Invalid Network SIM”
Click the Calculate button to generate the code!
- Enter your phone’s EMEI number. (Double check!)
- Select your country and service provider
- Select Type 2 for all phones except for Nokia 7650 or 3650. The software generates codes for the following Nokia handsets: 1100, 2300, 3100, 3200, 3300, 3510, 3510i, 3650, 3660, 5100, 6100, 6220, 6230, 6310, 6310i, 6510, 6600, 6610, 6650, 6800, 6810, 6820, 7200, 7210 ,7250, 7250i, 7600, 7700, 7650, 8310, 8910, 8910i and N-GAGE. If you are not sure if your phone is supported, read the recommended links below.
Remove simcard from phone. Power up and enter the generated code.
- There will be 7 codes generated
- Select code # 7 (recommended)
- If #7 does not work, try #1 or #5. Technically, all codes should work.
- A sample code is provided here: #pw+946132374423631+7#
- Enter the entire code from first # to last # sign
- Press * 2 times for “+” sign
- Press * 3 times for the letter “p”
- Press * 4 times for the letter “w”
- If you entered code incorrectly 3 times, then STOP! You are doing something wrong. Double check your entries, e.g. IMEI number, etc.
- If you entered code incorrectly 5 times, you will not be able to unlock your phone even with the correct code. Don’t worry, your phone is not damaged. You need to take it to a professional phone mechanic. He will unlock your phone for you using a cable solution, which is by the way, available for purchase online.
- If you entered the correct code, you should see a message saying, “Phone restriction off.” That’s it. It’s that simple!
I take no responsibility whatsoever to any actions taken based on the contents of this page. I am not responsible for loss, damage or malfunction of any phone equipment as a result of these instructions. I am not liable for any legal action resulting from the use of these instructions. I am not in any way associated with the mentioned links nor am I associated with the software made available on this page.
Am I just getting older or am I seeing more stupid things the people do? I was driving home from a workout at the gym and I saw this truck speeding down the number #2 lane in the freeway. Number #2 lane is the next lane to the fast lane. I was on lane #3.
I purchased a Nokia 6800 cellphone via AT&T Wireless along with a 2 year contract back in March. I found out much later that the phone is locked to AT&T network only.
I just downloaded a new WordPress Styles called “Silver is the New Black.” The name is too long in my opinion, so I abbreviated it to just “silver.” This is now the default style of My Blogs until I find another one that will fancy my liking.