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Topic # 91024 5-Oct-2011 09:52
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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
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I would say yes they are

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  Reply # 529409 5-Oct-2011 10:19
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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
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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
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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
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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)

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

 

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