Unlock a Verizon Voicewing ATA-186

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-11-12
I recently purchased a Cisco ATA-186 off of e-bay.  I knew the device was used with the Verizon Voicewing VoIP phone service but thought I would be able to unlock it fairly easily.  I have come to find out that is not the case.  Does anyone out there know how to unlock a Cisco ATA-186 that is password protected from Verizon Voicewing service.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:mfehrmann
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    Last I heard was that thisn't possible and secondly that the license agreement basically prohibits the sale of the unit from its original owner. Even though its a "real" product, my best bet is that if you call Cisco for help they will tell you the same thing. Even though the Cisco stuff is good, I dont recommend buying them used. Really good ATA's without any problems like this include both the Sipura (recently bought by Linksys which is owned by Cisco) and Grandstream.
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    Guess he wasnt happy with my answer since it didn't actually solve his problem. Buyer beware.

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