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Topic # 91024 5-Oct-2011 09:52 Send private message

Have searched the forums but can't find an answer on whether prepay Oz phones are SIM locked. I'm off to Brisbane next week and was going to buy a Nexus S as they're only $269 Ozzie which is a bargain but can't find a definite yes/no answer if they're locked.

Appreciate any insights anyone might have

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  Reply # 529393 5-Oct-2011 09:56 Send private message

I would say yes they are




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  Reply # 529409 5-Oct-2011 10:19 Send private message

Yes they are. Details of charges listed here: http://vodafone.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2909

Looks like you would be in for a $25 fee for unlocking online, plus a $50 fee for unlocking in the first 6 months.




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  Reply # 529413 5-Oct-2011 10:24 Send private message

I don't think the Nexus S handsets are from further research

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1708730



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  Reply # 534888 18-Oct-2011 18:36 Send private message

Can confirm they're unlocked so can be had for just under $400 which I'm happy with. Great phone and always going to be supported unlike my Ideos X5. Updated to gingerbread 2.3.6 as soon as powered on

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  Reply # 534920 18-Oct-2011 19:55 Send private message

ajobbins: Yes they are. Details of charges listed here: http://vodafone.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2909

Looks like you would be in for a $25 fee for unlocking online, plus a $50 fee for unlocking in the first 6 months.


their policy may have changed. you can unlock for free nowadays at day 0 of purchase (not sure if applies to all mobiles but i unlocked my galaxy s2 for free)

also see 

http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?id=6094

 




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