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Topic # 3750 27-Mar-2005 08:03
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My son has put a password on his phone and cannot remember it. Does anyone know if these permanently lock after so many attempts and if they do how do we go about getting it working again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  Reply # 13851 27-Mar-2005 13:39
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My brother had a similar thing done to his Nokia (CDMA) phone by his 'friends', who also burned through $40 or so of games too.

From what I was told by the Telecom helpdesk - you have the unlock code which you have 7 tries... then you have a security code which I was politely told that it was borg'ed (they couldn't do anything without me bringing it in) and that I had to take it in a service agent.

I'm not sure if that information is valid so I'd try calling them (from a different phone of course to either *123 or 0800323232 )

$50 and 10 days later, still haven't got it back.




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Reply # 13853 27-Mar-2005 17:22
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Why set a PIN code you can't remember,

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Reply # 13856 28-Mar-2005 13:31
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I don't know.... maybe its fun?

(I keep a written note of my SIM pin and phone lock pin. They are kept in a safe place, away from the phone)




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  Reply # 13857 28-Mar-2005 14:08
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It's usually the last 4 digits of your phone number.




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  Reply # 13860 28-Mar-2005 20:49
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Thanks for responses. I guess we are off to the telecom shop to figure out if this phone can be resurrected. Beats me why he put a password on which he cannot remember but its probably going to be a very expensive lesson. Cheers

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  Reply # 13864 29-Mar-2005 14:38
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Dont bother taking it to a Telecom shop. They will just send it to Mobile Fone Repair. Telecom will charge $75 and MFR will charge bout $45.

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Reply # 13867 29-Mar-2005 17:42
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Yep. I just went into a Telecom store with my Hyundai TX115 and they told me that if they send it away for repair it would take up to 10 working days (they don't offer a loan phone during this period) and they admitted that it would be quicker if I took it directly to their service agent. They also pointed out the price difference for the inspection fee as you describe.

Whilst the handset is still under warranty, I strongly suspect that the fault has been caused by impact damage so I don't think it's even worth getting it fixed. The staff member that I spoke to said that the Sanyo 8200 should be out in the next couple of weeks (unfortunately, they don't know the exact release date until the stock turns up on their doorstep).

Anyone want to make any guesses on pricing for the 8200?

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  Reply # 13870 29-Mar-2005 21:03
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I got told $400 - $500 - so that probably means the 8100 will go down to $300.




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Reply # 13872 29-Mar-2005 21:30
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You could well be right, but $400+ seems like a lot considering that the 7400 is only $600, and I would've thought that they'd try to get rid of the remaining 8100s before releasing the 8200.

Considering that I'm not interested in video messaging, I think the PalmOne Treo at $500 would be the only handset that I would be willing to spend more than $300 on.

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  Reply # 13873 29-Mar-2005 21:36
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Perhaps they'll sell the 8100 as a Budget Phone and the TX115c and 8200 as Midrange?

I'm expecting a Price Drop on the New Samsung, No one seems to be buying them. If it was $400 I'd buy one ASAP!




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  Reply # 14184 14-Apr-2005 19:39
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Going on the price Hyundai will soon be bottom of the range if not off the market. A drop to under $200!

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