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  Topic Started By:  arcticmonkey    On:  Fri 4th December, 2009 at 17:43
arcticmonkey
Member Since: 2006
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#1  phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 17:43
does anybody know how?
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NickP
Member Since: 2009
Posts: 27
#2  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 17:52
Need to do this myself, not got around to it yet though, found some info' here if you fancy braving it:

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/unlock-mobile-phone#step
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arcticmonkey
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#4  Re: Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 17:54

Originally posted by K2D

Originally posted by arcticmonkey

does anybody know how?

As in to use a different SIM or because you blocked it?

If you blocked it you have to contact the network..

If you want to use a different network SIM you need to download/pay for some software and get a data lead.

Or, find a stall in a shopping centre that will do it for a tenner.


need to put a diff sim i it.
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eldubbug
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#5  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 18:01
On a similar note, I just bought myself a snazzy new phone to replace the one that turns itself off at inopportune moments, with the plan of getting it unlocked to use in the next country I find myself in. Thing is, I'm either being really dense or it doesn't appear to have a place to put a sim card. It works, so I assume it must have one, but I can't work out how to take it out, or even where it is. Any clues? Is it possible that it's not removable? That's never something I've thought to ask when buying a phone.
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flibdong
Member Since: 2005
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Leamington Spa / Morzine
#8  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 19:06
Whaaat, its easy to unlock most mobile phones thesedays!

What Make and Model is it?
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arcticmonkey
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#9  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 19:13

Originally posted by flibdong

Whaaat, its easy to unlock most mobile phones thesedays!

What Make and Model is it?

either a nokia n95 or n79, I have both.
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vodkarb
Member Since: 2004
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Uk
#10  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 19:49
Is a lot cheaper and easier to buy paygo then insert network sim than arsing around unlocking phones !!
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arcticmonkey
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#11  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 19:55

Originally posted by vodkarb

Is a lot cheaper and easier to buy paygo then insert network sim than arsing around unlocking phones !!

Phone companies are such bastards.
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flibdong
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#12  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 20:05
Was it an old contract or PAYG phone?
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arcticmonkey
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#13  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 20:10
contract but I have decided to send them to envirofone. I get £178 for the 2 phones. Hurrah!
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arcticmonkey
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#15  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 20:26
Ive done that, dipshit. None of it worked so I was hoping for some Natives knowledge.
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flibdong
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Leamington Spa / Morzine
#16  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 20:27

Originally posted by arcticmonkey

contract but I have decided to send them to envirofone. I get £178 for the 2 phones. Hurrah!

Have you sent them yet?

I dont know for sure, but i assume if they are paying you 90quid each, if you unlock it you can sell it for alot more!

If you have fulfilled both the contracts on the phone you should be able to call them up and get a code to unlock for free.

Thus making them worth alot more than 90quid
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arcticmonkey
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#17  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 20:35
I can't be bothered selling them on ebay etc. Also, they charge for an unlocking code.
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flibdong
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Leamington Spa / Morzine
#19  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 20:39

Originally posted by arcticmonkey

I can't be bothered selling them on ebay etc. Also, they charge for an unlocking code.

Stick em on gumtree or something similar,free and easy to do.

They shouldnt charge for an unlock code if you fulfilled the contract?
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arcticmonkey
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#20  Re: phone unlocking  4 Dec '09 at 20:43

Originally posted by techmonkey

Originally posted by arcticmonkey

Ive done that, dipshit. None of it worked so I was hoping for some Natives knowledge.

Fail. Don't you think everyone here is just going to google it and post links?

I've unlocked 3 phones and debranded 4 more. Most recently being two Sony Ericssons. Google led to the techniques each time. You have to be patient and do some research. The manufacturers don't make it easy for a reason.

Now stop being lazy and try again, and don't complain about being bored until you've figured out how to do it or received confirmation that it can't be done.

I've done it and it says you can't get a code for my phone because it's really special. They say I could go and meet a man named Tone down an alley in lewisham. I'd rather not so I'm giving up and Im bored.
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