Pretty please???? Here's the thing. I have cingular, and my aging cell phone sucks, and has a plethora of problems. A buddy of mine just canceled his T-mobile service, and gave me his old phone. This new phone of mine is a PEBL, and is quite nice compared to what I am using currently. The problem lies in the fact that this PEBL is locked to t-mobile service. I need a "subsidy code" in order to unlock it. When a service provider locks a phone, they take that phone's unique IMEI (kinda like a VIN) and they make a subsidy code based on it. Only that specific subsidy code will unlock a phone and allow it to be used on another network. T-Mobile is the only place for me to get said code, but I'm told they won't give it to a Cingular customer. They might give it to a T-mobile customer in good standing however. What I need is... For someone to call T-mobile and tell them that they are going to Europe for a while and taking your cell phone. You are going to be buying local SIM cards so you can use your phone while in Europe, so you need the subsidy code for your IMEI. You have a PEBL U6 whose IMEI is: 358920000737590. I *think* the subsidy code will be about eight digits, but I'm not sure. More pleading to add to my case, skip it if you're already convinced... I really hate how service providers lock cell phones just to make it inconvenient for users to switch service. It should be illegal if you ask me. Back in the day (a couple years ago in the wireless world) you could just hook your phone up to your computer and run a free program to unlock it. Now for this phone it involves disassembly, grinding/cutting/soldering, applying voltages and jumpers to test points, etc; all in conjunction with more complicated program crap. I would go to these lengths, but I haven't found the programs or the instructions yet. The sob story... It might sound dishonest to you, but hey, I'm trying to save money. I just got out of the AF (that's right, help a vet ) and haven't found that perfect job yet. My cell phone is my primary means to communicate with family/friends and possible emloyers, and my current one is very unreliable. Besides, con'ing them into coughing up a subsidy code could be "your little way of sticking it to the man." A little overboard I know, but what else am I gonna do right now?