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Topic # 114097 8-Feb-2013 10:15
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hi ,i just got a huawei ascend y101 wildfire secondhand from trademe ,how do i unlock it for free ,skinny said google it !!! ,and i have and i can only find pay sites that look dodgy .as far as i know its not illegal to use 3rd party unlocking tools in nz ,can someone please help me ? ,really dont want to be with skinny and already have 2 degrees sim.

thanks :)

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  Reply # 757246 8-Feb-2013 10:17
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Skinny should be saying / doing more than Google it as they are the ones that hold onto the unlocking keys for the handsets they sell

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  Reply # 757247 8-Feb-2013 10:18
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http://www.skinny.co.nz/unlock

But you need to be a skinny customer

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  Reply # 757248 8-Feb-2013 10:19
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Link off to the Skinny website that has all the INFO required

http://www.skinny.co.nz/2370_EN-Phone_evice_Stuff-Unlocking.htm



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  Reply # 757251 8-Feb-2013 10:26
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so unless i sign up and stay with them for 9 months or pay $30 i cant unlock it to use on another network? ,i didnt buy it from them why should i have to do this???

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  Reply # 757252 8-Feb-2013 10:26
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Skinny will unlock phones if you are a customer and pay the fee or are nine months into contract. Ask the Trade Me buyer to unlock for you if you are not a Skinny customer.






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  Reply # 757253 8-Feb-2013 10:33
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freitasm: Skinny will unlock phones if you are a customer and pay the fee or are nine months into contract. Ask the Trade Me buyer to unlock for you if you are not a Skinny customer.


hmmm they won it....ill just find unlocking software for it ,or contact huawei and see what they can do.

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  Reply # 757254 8-Feb-2013 10:34
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cabbaze: so unless i sign up and stay with them for 9 months or pay $30 i cant unlock it to use on another network? ,i didnt buy it from them why should i have to do this???


If the phone has been connected for longer than 9 months unlocking it will be free. You would be best to check with the seller of the device or Skinny.


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  Reply # 757255 8-Feb-2013 10:34
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cabbaze:
freitasm: Skinny will unlock phones if you are a customer and pay the fee or are nine months into contract. Ask the Trade Me buyer to unlock for you if you are not a Skinny customer.


hmmm they won it....ill just find unlocking software for it ,or contact huawei and see what they can do.


Do you have a trademe reference number?
Did the trader say the phone can be unlocked?

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  Reply # 757256 8-Feb-2013 10:35
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cabbaze:
freitasm: Skinny will unlock phones if you are a customer and pay the fee or are nine months into contract. Ask the Trade Me buyer to unlock for you if you are not a Skinny customer.


hmmm they won it....ill just find unlocking software for it ,or contact huawei and see what they can do.


Pay the $30 and your phone will be working quicker than it'll take you to write another reply. Contacting Huawei is pointless as it's nothing to do with them.


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  Reply # 757257 8-Feb-2013 10:36
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It's not related to Huawei no need to contact them,

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  Reply # 757258 8-Feb-2013 10:38
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cabbaze: so unless i sign up and stay with them for 9 months or pay $30 i cant unlock it to use on another network? ,i didnt buy it from them why should i have to do this???


You purchased a locked phone, you have no rights to unlock it except within Skinny's terms.

You should as for a refund if the seller didn't inform you the phone was locked to Skinny.

Long and the short of it is you need to pay for it to be unlocked, get the original owner to unlock it or go with Skinny, or ask for a refund if the item was not sold as described.

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  Reply # 757260 8-Feb-2013 10:40
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One would have thought checking on NW/lock status would have been first on the cards before departing with any dollars to ensure for no hidden costs (much like when purchasing a car...)?

Including asking to get conformation it is not a cloned IEMI or bloked handset

If it wasn't mentioned as a 'skinny only' or locked/unlocked you can only but try request a refund on case of it being missing important information. Or flick it off again for what you paid.



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  Reply # 757261 8-Feb-2013 10:42
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hmmm will see if skinny will be nice and unlock it :) ,or if huawei nz can help ,just have a lot left on my 2 degrees sim :(

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  Reply # 757262 8-Feb-2013 10:43
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cabbaze: hmmm will see if skinny will be nice and unlock it :) ,or if huawei nz can help ,just have a lot left on my 2 degrees sim :(


Read my post above! Huawei will not support you as they locked the handset at the request of Skinny! Skinny hold onto the unlocking codes not Huawei



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  Reply # 757280 8-Feb-2013 12:49
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i knew it was skinny and knew of unlock fee ,will find way to unlock :)

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