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Old January 10th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sharaa09 View Post
Thank you ww227.I got my MSL thru your tutorial.please clarify me whethel msl and spc code are the same.I am from India and here they are asking spc code for intiall programing to activate the phone.Please help
Short answer, Yes, in this decade they are one and the same, just different terminology. So use the MSL where they ask for SPC

Long answer, in the beginning;
MSL is permanent in phone
MSL gives access to all programmable settings.
SPC was temporary, could only be used once.
SPC gave access only to menu for setting up the phone for a particular carrier, phone number, home system etc.

I have not seen a real temporary SPC for a decade, but many folks still use the term. Since real SPC's were phased out in CDMA before GSM, the term spc is now usually only heard in countrys with only [or mostly] GSM.

History lesson over.
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