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Samsung A437 Quad-Band GoPhone
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#0 Ben




Joined: 11 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Samsung A437 Quad-Band GoPhone Reply with quote

Product: Samsung SGH-A437 Quad-Band GoPhone
Manufacturer: Samsung
MSRP: $249.99 [BizRate]
Lowest Historical Price: $30 [History]

Introduction
The first time we posted this phone, we checked out the specs and thought "Wow, this costs only $30?" It seemed to have a compelling feature set: Quad-Band, Bluetooth, Built-in Camera. After discovering how easy it was to unlock it, we decided to buy the phone and review it. At a price point of $30, and with no contract to add any surprise costs, the only risk was if we ended up disliking the phone.

Specs
Colors: Slate, Red, Gold
Band: GSM/850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Network & Data: EDGE
Weight: 2.9oz
Dimensions (HxWxD): 3.74"x1.89"x.63"
Form Factor: Clamshell w/ Internal Antenna
LCD (Internal): 65k TFT at 128x160 Pixels
LCD (External): 4 Grey Scale at 96x96 Pixels
Battery: 5 hr talk time / 250 hr standby time
Memory: 3MB
Camera Resolution: up to 640x480 w/ 2x Digital Zoom and Self Timer
Video Recording: Yes
Voice Memo: Yes
Email: Yes (sort of)
Bluetooth: Yes
Internet HTML Browser: Media Net Internet Browsing
Calendar: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
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#1 rjs




Joined: 30 Jul 2006
Posts: 555

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

The original link didn't work for me.

Unlock code:
http://www.vahini.net/info/samsung-a437-unlock-code-sgh-a437/

http://www.zuneboards.com/forums/non-zune-buy-sell/18080-samsung-a437-quad-band-gophone-20-a.html

To unlock this phone, heres the steps i found on a website:

First with different carrier SIM in phone at WRONG CARD screen ENTER on the keypad
*2767*3855# (wait 10-15 seconds) phone will reboot(restart)
When phone completes reboot ENTER
*7465625*638*0*0#
NEXT ENTER
#7465625*638*0#
AND THEN *#7465625# to check the locks....all locks are inactive...these are all the locks...
network lock - inactive
subset lock - inactive
sp lock - inactive
cp lock - inactive
sim lock - inactive
activa lock - inactive
phone lock - inactive
auto network - inactive
auto subset lock - inactive
auto sp lock - inactive
auto cp lock - inactive

hope that helps for people that wants this phone

*

Insert different carrier SIM in phone and then Display Screen shows WRONG CARD

THEN ENTER on the keypad

*2767*3855# (wait 10-15 seconds) phone will reboot(restart)

When phone completes reboot ENTER

*7465625*638*0*0#

NEXT ENTER

#7465625*638*0#

AND THEN

Turn off your phone and turn back on.
Your phone is unlocked now.

Note: We dont guarantee for all the Phones will work with this code. Do IT At your own Risk. We dont take any responsibility, if the code does not work or the phone is locked. Dont try it for more than once.
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#2 hawk




Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

I need a unlock code for sony ericsson w580i, thanks.
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#3 petrodollar




Joined: 09 Feb 2008
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

I need an unlock code for a Motorola StarTAC, tyia.
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#4 nitemeer




Joined: 11 Sep 2007
Posts: 647

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

sony ericsson phones can't really be unlocked..
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#5 nightowl




Joined: 24 Jul 2006
Posts: 1217

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

The only thing the review doesn't mention is that it does not support Chinese text.
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#6 monkieinabarrel




Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 1016

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:50 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

i got it, nice, sound quality not as good as my old sony ericsson. other than bluetooth, quadband and camera its just a basic phone.
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#7 s00nertp




Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 172

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

i need an unlock code for a Lexus G7
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#8 NotBen




Joined: 04 Sep 2006
Posts: 814

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

#4 - Sony Ericsson phones can really be unlocked....ask me how I know.

#2 - There aren't really unlock codes for them. You need a cable and certain programs depending on the phone. Or just search on Google and pay one of the unlock groups 10 bucks or however much it is to remotely unlock it for you. Or just take it to your provider and tell them you want to use it.
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#9 yo




Joined: 19 Jan 2007
Posts: 362

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

Ok, So I got 2 of these last week for 19.99ea. (both red) and got them pretty fast. I opened one and removed the card that it came with and put mine in, it worked right away. I have a before cingular/AT&T, AT&T plan. I never went to cingular but kept my old AT&T plan, they told me that the phones under that plan will not work w/ cingular and visa versa, so everyphone I ever got, I had to purchase on e-bay and unlock them. Well these works with my olddddd AT&T plan great, no need to unlock. They are great, a little on the lighter side compare to my old Razr, so far so good. Sad they went up $10. The one I am using looks new right of the box. Laughing
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#10 hawk




Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

thx #8. hmmm, i may talk to my provider local store to see if they can unlock for me FREE that I really really need it outside of the S
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#11 fifo




Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 61

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

IMHO this is a PoS phone with a rediculesly high price
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#12 SAMSAMHA




Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 199

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

this phone sucks. short battery life and the outter screen cracks easily (mine cracked) and samsung does not reapir it.
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#13 yo




Joined: 19 Jan 2007
Posts: 362

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

I was able to get 2 red, when they were $20. I am trying to get another one and it doesn't allow me to.
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#14 jaywhoa802




Joined: 25 Feb 2008
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:57 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

you can buy another one but u can't use the same address or name. you have to use another name and address. Another good deal right now at AT&T is the Nokia 6126. That's even cheaper and better features and camera. problem is that it can't be unlocked. and the Sony Ericsson can be unlocked but it requires flashing and debranding instead of just a code.
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