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#8796 29-Jul-2006 19:23
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New question then, can you unlock a mobile that is sim locked under 3

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  #42860 30-Jul-2006 13:56
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Depnds on handset make and model



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#42887 30-Jul-2006 23:17
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make Nokia, model is 6280 and has a 3 logo on the bottom. I'm in the UK

 
 
 
 


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  #42888 30-Jul-2006 23:43
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This cannot be done as '3' are unwilling to unlock handsets from their network.

Vodafone UK and others will unlock them for free. I read a story of somebody paying 200 pounds to '3' to get it unlocked only to have them tell him it couldnt be done and refuse to give the money back.



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#42889 31-Jul-2006 07:13
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How about T-Mobile, will they unlock for free?

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#42897 31-Jul-2006 09:53
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Ask T mobile

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  #42902 31-Jul-2006 10:39

danshere: How about T-Mobile, will they unlock for free?


NOBODY will unlock it for free. Especially not the operators.
There are people dealing with unlocking, I knew one here on the forums, probably others can tell his nickname.
Try with him, he may unlock it for you, but not for free.




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#42910 31-Jul-2006 11:38
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Aloha:
NOBODY will unlock it for free. Especially not the operators.
There are people dealing with unlocking, I knew one here on the forums, probably others can tell his nickname.
Try with him, he may unlock it for you, but not for free.


Nobody is very inclusive and as for the operators, have you seen VFAU's website?

 
 
 
 


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#42912 31-Jul-2006 12:10

ahhh... sorry I mixed with unblocking....




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  #42913 31-Jul-2006 12:32
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From what i have read, all the UK operators are happy to unlock the phones, maybe for a small fee. All except '3'. It only applies to the new S40 3rd edition Nokias

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#42935 31-Jul-2006 14:52
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Phones are locked because operators sell them at reduced price and tied to a contract. Operators are happy to unlock for a fee, after the contract is finished, or for an even higher fee if the contract is not up yet.

Some operator will plainly refuse to unlock a phone.

An operator can not issue an unlock code for a phone sold by another operator.

Some people unlock phones, but not for free, as it involves cost with software, work, etc.

Phones are blocked when reported lost or stolen. In this case operators will most likely not unblock a phone.






 

 

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  #44894 28-Aug-2006 22:26
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danshere: New question then, can you unlock a mobile that is sim locked under 3



try www.nokiafree.org, i have unlocekd 100's of phones using this software and never had a problem


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