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Topic # 55375 1-Jan-2010 18:54
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HI guys, my UK Nokia E51 and GFs E71 are both locked to UK networks and we want to use them with NZ sims. Where is the best place in Auckland to get them unlocked? (Mobile shop on the K Road?)

Also, whilst I will obviously take a back up, am I right in saying that in theory the data should be left untouched by an unlock? Is there anything else I should be careful of?

FYI they are on TMobile, but contracts have terminated - so not only will T mobile not unlock them but also it takes 28 days and I don't want to wait that long really.

(Should have had them done before I came - most high streets in London has stalls etc which will unlock phones for $18.  I gather it is more likely to be $50 here!)




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  Reply # 286512 2-Jan-2010 14:02
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Are phones generally not locked in NZ then?




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  Reply # 286516 2-Jan-2010 14:31
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try trademe.co.nz

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  Reply # 286518 2-Jan-2010 14:35
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aboylikedave: Are phones generally not locked in NZ then?


No phones in NZ are sold locked - mainly because we all pay for our handsets unlike many other countries where you get free handsets for signing a contract!


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  Reply # 286534 2-Jan-2010 17:54
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sbiddle:
aboylikedave: Are phones generally not locked in NZ then?


No phones in NZ are sold locked - mainly because we all pay for our handsets unlike many other countries where you get free handsets for signing a contract!



You can do a google search but here are a few links.

http://unlock.nokiafree.org/

http://www.unlockitfree.com/

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  Reply # 286547 2-Jan-2010 20:31
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Use internet unlock sites to unlock any UK phones you have. They take payment via the net and give you an unlock code.






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Reply # 286555 2-Jan-2010 21:55
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gadgetmannz: Use internet unlock sites to unlock any UK phones you have. They take payment via the net and give you an unlock code.
Unfortunately those I've tried don't seem to be able to do those models Frown




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  Reply # 286609 3-Jan-2010 09:07
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Try these guys...

http://www.unlock.net.nz/



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  Reply # 287323 6-Jan-2010 08:07
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andrewcnz: Try these guys...

http://www.unlock.net.nz/

Cheers Andrew and others. Emailed them and they seemed good, $50.

For feedback and future reference, just to let the forum know that I went to the place on the K road (opposite Dick Smith's IIRC) who did both phones for $80 (40 and 50 with 10 off for doing both) and everything worked fine. Nice to have my old phone back!




My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at HidetheScore.net. Compare league positions with wage bills at RealPremierLeague.net.


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