Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




800 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Subscriber

Topic # 41962 26-Sep-2009 14:55 Send private message

I need to unlock an old alcatel one touch max db.
It was a cheap coke/vodafone promo from long ago and it is locked to vodafone prepay SIM.
Any other card and it wants a network code.


Would vodafone customer service have this code, don't want to ring them at this stage because it's hard 
enough to get them work out simple stuff let alone a question like this.


Do Vodafone have to provide a unlocking code as phone's are not allowed to be locked in NZ?

Create new topic
20387 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1931

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 258570 26-Sep-2009 16:00 Send private message

Vodafone don't handle the locking of handsets any longer. When they did lock handsets for a brief period ~2 years ago Brightpoint handled all of this.

Somebody posted here a few weeks ago looking for an unlock code for another ~10 year old handset and it appears these codes are simply not available anywhere. These were available free from Vodafone for a couple of years from about 2001 or 2002 onwards when they stopped locking handsets.

You're far better off cutting your loses and buying a lot better phone for $20 off trademe.


Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Post your Boat
Created by TimA, last reply by TLD on 30-Jan-2015 20:40 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by Sideface on 29-Jan-2015 23:07 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by KiwiNZ on 30-Jan-2015 21:35 (166 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


FCC defines US broadband: 25 Mbps minimum now
Created by freitasm, last reply by coffeebaron on 30-Jan-2015 22:53 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Which canon flash?
Created by esawers, last reply by timmmay on 30-Jan-2015 16:15 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by jimbob79 on 30-Jan-2015 16:01 (77 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


New to VDSL and wondering if I can change where the modem connects in the house
Created by Valcor, last reply by quickymart on 29-Jan-2015 20:59 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by wally22 on 29-Jan-2015 09:55 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.