How to Unlock a Sprint BlackBerry Tour 9630

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Today I received my Sprint BlackBerry Tour and it’s amazing. But, you’re not here for a review, you’re here because you want to unlock your Sprint BlackBerry Tour. Here’s what you do. Thanks to my friend at CIO.com, Al Sacco, I knew the steps to unlocking it. Fortunately, the good folks at Sprint will walk you through the process as well. Here’s what I did to unlock the SIM slot on the Sprint BlackBerry Tour.

1. Call Sprint International Support – (817) 698-4199, prompt #2
2. Ask them if they’d kindly unlock your SIM slot on your BlackBerry Tour
3. Turn off your wireless network connection on the Tour (yes, you’ll have to call from another phone)
4. Click on Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card
5. Type MEPD
6. Type MEP2
7. The representative should give you a 16-digit code
8. Thank the representative for their help
9. Reboot your phone and you’re ready to go

There you have it! It took me about 5 minutes to get my phone unlocked. I tested my Sprint BlackBerry Tour with a T-Mobile SIM card and was able to access the web, use BlackBerry Messenger and send and receive messages.

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  • ray

    hello i just wanted to know how did you use the tour on tmobile? i have the tour from sprint and unlocked it but when i make a call it says No Circuit/Channel Available.

  • ray

    hello i just wanted to know how did you use the tour on tmobile? i have the tour from sprint and unlocked it but when i make a call it says No Circuit/Channel Available.

  • sunny

    sprint decided that most of their phones should be unlocked. So most tours were sold unlocked, even before you open the box. Verizon on the other hand locked their tours. I wish I bought the Sprint one, Verizon reps were a bitch to get my phone unlocked.

  • Bulldog

    Thank you very much, i'm gonna call them right now …

  • ajster1989

    Hello, I just got my Black Berry Tour, and it's locked to the Sprint Network as well, Unfortunately I don't have the Sim Card, the old owner still has it and it not an option to get it, I can't access the Sim Card Options without a “Valid” Sim Card, is there any other way to unlock my phone?

  • ajster1989

    Hello, I just got my Black Berry Tour, and it's locked to the Sprint Network as well, Unfortunately I don't have the Sim Card, the old owner still has it and it not an option to get it, I can't access the Sim Card Options without a “Valid” Sim Card, is there any other way to unlock my phone?

  • elvisdizon

    hello im elvis from dubai.i both a blackberry sprit here in dubai but i dont know how to open line.here.what i will do.

  • jovannyperez

    i have boost mobile and my boost have sim card u think that gonna work but my sim in the blackberry tour or all blackberry???

  • Maurice

    Go to Options>Mobile Network> Change Network Technology to GSM/UMTS, then change Network Mode to 2G……….everything should work now

  • andy

    I think you have to put the DEC number first and then the 16 digit code.

  • wackaflocka

    me 2

  • Kari

    Hey Juan I am having the same trouble with my Blackberry Tour did you get this resolved?

  • gstarr

    no ur sim isnt unlocked, the phone is unlocked to accommodate the sim, if u unlock your bb tour and use for example a tmobile sim in there, and you decide to get a bb storm from verizon you would have to unlock the storm too in order for your tmobile sim to work in it

  • guest

    New number is 877-507-4287

  • mTrippp

    If they already sold most of their phones unlocked, how can I check if mine is unlocked without having another SIM?

  • ALICE_CHAPMAN

    AFTER ENTERING MEPD SCREEN COMES UP BUT MY NETWORK SAYS DISABLED, AND WHEN I ENTER MEP2 NOTHING HAPPENS. NOW WHAT DO I DO? HELP!

  • Nightrider1069

    Will this work for a spint blackberry 8330 quadband phone?

  • idontknow :S ..

    okay so i called Verizon asking if they could shes just like uh you using it over seas i say no oh we cant help you with that so what should i do

  • Thhh

    that means your phones already unlocked

  • Deadbyterror

    they wont do it cause of all you ass holes so people that really fucking need it unlocked get fucked over i would like to drop kick you fucking faggots who fuck people over cause you think its cool to unlock your fucking phone fuck off you fucking faggots

  • Taylor

    Well, Chris I have the opposite problem to you. I can make calls but i can’t send mms or sms. How did you send the mms and sms.

    Can you help me please?

  • Abbas Moshood

    My blackberry tour 9630 sprint is showing invalid sim card, which means it is not recognising my sim card in nigeria. pls what can i do to unlock it

  • Jojo_cookies

    i likeee thaaat phonee > isn’t it the same as a curve but with out the sensor button. ??

  • deadbyterror is a fag

    u r a retard if u just ask nicely they will

  • darcy

    i have a sprint blackberry 9630 as well, im trying to unlock it. How did u figure out how to unlock? please help! :)

  • Jazzyj152

    i dont think so. for the simple fact that boost uses iden while this blackberry seems to support gsm.

  • Pradeep Rajak

    Hi everyone…I need a small help..i bought this Sprint Unlocked Phone from Amazon…and i am using this in India on Vodafone…i am able to make calls and send SMS…but i am not getting EDGE in caps. i tried all possible things…called the service provider…they are not able to Help. in SIM options i have all options as “Disabled”. Can anyone please help. It will be a waste of money for me…as i primarliy purchased this device for emails. How do i get the capital EDGE.on this Sprint Phone…

  • Pradeep Rajak

    i tried calling Sprint and told them my problem..that i got the phone in US and using it in India…but they are saying that they wont be able to help without the account information. So can anyone help on this too..coz i dont know the original buyer of the phone and i got it from Amazon..they also dnt know about it…spoke with them too.

  • Taeshawnbailey

    i have a blackberry that my friend had given to me but it is sprint and i have a tmobile sims card can i put the tmobile sims card in it or what?????? help?????

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely adore this phone. I received my device in a timely manner, which was three days before the estimated arrival date.I bought mine refurbished which is practically new. No glitches so far but i guess thats the wonder of refurbished items…they’ve been repaired.

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely adore this phone. I received my device in a timely manner, which was three days before the estimated arrival date.I bought mine refurbished which is practically new. No glitches so far but i guess thats the wonder of refurbished items…they’ve been repaired.

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely adore this phone. I received my device in a timely manner, which was three days before the estimated arrival date.I bought mine refurbished which is practically new. No glitches so far but i guess thats the wonder of refurbished items…they’ve been repaired.

  • bob

    You have issues and should seek a counselor

  • bob

    You have issues and should seek a counselor

  • Jcw4

    Hi, I am having trouble with unlocking the blackberry tour when I get to the screen where I am suppose to enter mep2. Under the network it does not say “inactive” it says “disabled”.  When I type mep2 nothing happens.  How do I get past this?  Thanks

  • Jcw4

    Hi, I am having trouble with unlocking the blackberry tour when I get to the screen where I am suppose to enter mep2. Under the network it does not say “inactive” it says “disabled”.  When I type mep2 nothing happens.  How do I get past this?  Thanks

  • Jcw4

    I have this same problem.  “AFTER ENTERING MEPD SCREEN COMES UP BUT MY NETWORK SAYS DISABLED, AND
    WHEN I ENTER MEP2 NOTHING HAPPENS. NOW WHAT DO I DO? HELP”

    When the screen comes up to enter mep2 under “network” it should say “inactive” after it has been unlocked,   not “disabled”.

  • Lourz_chin

    does a blackberry tour supprts or has a simcard slot?thnx

  • laposte

    I called Sprint to ask for the MEP code and the Sprint international support person said all “international” phones (i.e. with sim cards) are shipped unlocked. He said I won’t be able to replace the sim card in the US, like with AT&T or other carriers but will be able to purchase a sim card overseas and be able to use it there without any problems.  

    I guess I wil find out.

  • laposte

    I called Sprint to ask for the MEP code and the Sprint international support person said all “international” phones (i.e. with sim cards) are shipped unlocked. He said I won’t be able to replace the sim card in the US, like with AT&T or other carriers but will be able to purchase a sim card overseas and be able to use it there without any problems.  

    I guess I wil find out.

  • Dds2485

    how did you get it to work with tmobile

  • DDS2485

    how did you get it to work with tmobile???

  • Gene Snyder

    Actually, I called and they refused to help with anty unlock codes.  They said they could not help unlock “their” phones.  I reminded them that it is “my” phone but they still would not help..Dead end here.

  • Nitaj4352

    the answer above says that he can access the web and  send and receive texts but can you also make, and receive calls with the sprint unlocked and t-mobile sim card installed

  • Hopelesspirate

    I know this is an old thread, but since it still ranks high in the Google listings for “Unlock Sprint phone” I’ll add some info.
    Long story short, Ive gone through two ATT phones while a practically new SPRINT 9650 sat in its box in my closet. Id always been told by Sprint and read online that Sprint and ATT are NOT compatible NO way, NO how.
    After my ATT Blackberry Curve passed away last night, I figured, “It never hurts to try.”
    So I inserted my ATT SIM card into the SPRINT Bberry 9650, went to Options>Network Connections>Mobile Network> and set the Network Technology to GSM/UMTS and the Network Mode to 2G (as suggested below).
    It works.
    I am now using ATT service in my Sprint Blackberry 9650 IN THE U.S. And I didnt have to call anyone or unlock anything. (These phones that have a SIM card slots are pre-unlocked). Wish I wouldve tried it a long time ago instead of listening to the customer service phone reps at Sprint saying it couldnt be done.

  • CaraD

    Id like to know how to unlock a blackberry tour from us.cellular so i can use it with straight talk. any help? it’d be really appreciated so thank you much in advance lol :)