Snipwire - Austin's Trusted Flashing and Unlocking Source - Android and Blackberry Full Flashing

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Wednesday, 28 November 2007

A: Flashing and unlocking are the terms used to describe the process that allows you to use your cell phone on different cell phone carriers such as Verizon, Sprint, Qwest, Cricket and more. This process is what allows you to switch carriers and keep your same phone!

A: In most cases, voice calls and text messaging are the only features that work on a flashed phone. However, there are some phone models where internet and mms will work. Please contact your Snipwire Location to find out which phone models. If you own an Android or other smartphone please call us and we will let you know the features that we can switch on to the new carrier

A: At Snipwire, there are two ways you can get your phone flashed/unlocked. You can take your phone into one of our Snipwire Locations and they will flash/unlock your phone within minutes. If you are not located near one of our locations then you may mail in your phone to Snipwire by following the mail-in instructions.

A: Any cell phone carrier that doesn't use Subscriber Identity Module cards, also known as a SIM card. T-Moile, Cingular/AT&T and Nextel for example, use a SIM card to enable service. Since other carriers such as Verizon, Sprint and Cricket (just to name a few) don't use SIM cards, their cell phones will work on each others network assuming the phone has been flashed or unlocked.

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A: Please call your nearest Snipwire Location.

A: The process typically takes 10 to 30 minutes. If you mail-in your phone, depending on which shipping option you choose, we will flash/unlock your phone and ship it back to you the same day we receive it.

A: While it is recommended that you back up your phonebook, in most cases you will not loose any information when your phone is flashed or unlocked. That means you get to keep your phonebook, ringers, pictures, etc. In rare instance, we may have to reset your phone which will erase all information in your phone. Should this need to be done in order to complete the flashing/unlocking process, we will contact you.

A: Flashing is the software reprograming of your phones, it is generally used in the US to refer to re-programming CDMA phones (phones that don't use SIM cards), the purpose of which is to use it with another carrier or change the operating system.

A: It's simple, you really like your phone, but you want to change to a different cell phone carrier. Now you can bring your existing phone with you to the new carrier once your phone is flashed/unlocked.

A: This depends on the model of your phone and may vary from $30 to $100. Please call your Snipwire Location for pricing information.

A: While most handsets can be 'basic' flashed (talk and text) and many phones can be 'fullí flashed (talk , text, Internet and MMS), Please call us to get more info on adavnced features like Android Market Compatibility, Youtube, etc for your device, however variation in hardware and firmware on many phones limits or restricts the extent to which these handsets can be fully flashed. Snipwire technicians work closely with our customers to ensure that each phone receives a dedicated analysis regarding the flashing potential of the unit. While we always strive for 100% customer satisfaction, some phones list as full-flash capable may not be, under certain circumstances, capable of being full-flashed. Our customers are never charged for unsuccessful flash attempts.

A: Please feel free to contact us at anytime by emailing us at Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 March 2008 )