The Blackberry Torch 9850 has been available since August 2011 through Sprint and U.S. Cellular. It can operate on the 2G network (CDMA 800/1900 or GSM 850/900/1800/1900), or on the 3G network (HSDPA 2100 or CDMA2000 1xEV-DO).
A few key features on this phone are the 5MP camera, it’s 1.2GHz processor, 4 GB storage (can support up to an additional 32GB using microSD cards), 768 MB RAM, and the BlackBerry OS 7.
If you purchased this Blackberry and have decided to switch carrier, or perhaps you are traveling and would like to use the phone with another simcard, you will need to unlock the phone. If you don’t unlock it, an error message will appear on the phone as soon as you insert a new simcard.
Listed below are the instructions you will need to unlock your Blackberry Torch 9850:
1. Insert a non accepted simcard (a simcard that isn’t from the original carrier). Power on phone.
2) After the phone boots up, it will show the message “Your current sim card requires an unlock code. Would you like to unlock it?”. Press on “Yes”.
3) Enter the unlock code. If you don’t have an unlock code, you can buy one at www.cellunlockcode.com
4) The phone should say “Code accepted”. Your Blackberry is now unlocked.
Here are the alternate unlocking instructions if the method above gives you trouble.
1) Input a non accepted simcard in the phone (any simcard that is not from the original phone carrier). Power on phone.
2) Go to Options > Device > Advanced System Settings > Simcard
3) Type MEPD
4) A Personalization screen will show up, which will show “Sim”, “Network”, “Network Subset”, “Service Provider”, “Corporate”. On that same screen, hold the ALT button and press the buttons MEP2 (as you type, you wont see anything appear on the screen, but just go ahead and type it anyway).
5) Phone will say “Enter Network MEP Code”
6) Enter the unlock code.
7) The phone should say “Code accepted”. Your Blackberry is now unlocked.