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Fido unlocked my G Pad...then blacklisted it?

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  • Feb 14th, 2018 2:50 pm
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Fido unlocked my G Pad...then blacklisted it?

2 weeks ago I get my G Pad unlocked via online chat. Process is 100% smooth. I wondered why agent asked 'why do you want to unlock' but whatever...I don't have my sim in this tablet very often (it's usually at home) so when I tried my Freedom Mobile and Fido SIMS they both had disabled service (when tablet boots it shows 'service disabled'}. O
I checked APN settings, reset network settings etc. Nothing worked. There's no reason my Fido SIM shouldn't work...

Did that Fido agent really blacklist my IMEI after giving me my unlock code for a tablet I'm still on contract for??? I want that guy fired
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Maybe call them and find out?
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I called and they said everything good on their end
...so I guess I gotta factory reset to see if it is still broken after....ugh.
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Factory reset didn't work.....G Pad 3 says 'service disabled' when it first loads into lock screen. Is this a hardware issue?
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mcfart wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 7:32 am
Fido unlocked my G Pad...then blacklisted it?
Why is it a big deal?
If you cannot use it with a SIM, then use it as a tablet then. I have the G Pad and did not even bother to have it unlocked
I have a G Pad but it only had my Fido data SIM in it for a few hours only.
The Fido data SIM is permanently in my cell
mcfart wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 6:25 am
Factory reset didn't work.....G Pad 3 says 'service disabled' when it first loads into lock screen. Is this a hardware issue?
It is not blacklisted. You have either a hardware or software issue.
You should have been able to use the tablet with wifi
Daniel

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danieltoronto wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 8:46 am
Why is it a big deal?
If you cannot use it with a SIM, then use it as a tablet then. I have the G Pad and did not even bother to have it unlocked
I have a G Pad but it only had my Fido data SIM in it for a few hours only.





It is not blacklisted. You have either a hardware or software issue.
You should have been able to use the tablet with wifi
True but having a SIM means I can use it for data while traveling or something without draining phone that is being used as wifi hotspot
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Did you check to see if it's blacklisted on the device check website mentioned above?
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Devhux wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 9:10 am
Did you check to see if it's blacklisted on the device check website mentioned above?
mcfart wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 2:34 pm
I called and they said everything good on their end
Apparently that has not been blacklisted
Daniel

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