Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




514 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 18068 26-Dec-2007 08:14
Send private message

Hi guys
am just wondering how can i find out whether a phone locked or unlocked? am using N95 btw.
thanks

Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 101813 26-Dec-2007 12:15
Send private message

That would depend on who provided the handset



514 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 101822 26-Dec-2007 13:38
Send private message

thanks for reply John. i bought my one on trademe and the guy who sold does not know.
so we cant check anything on the phone ,is it ?

 
 
 
 


4330 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 93

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 101823 26-Dec-2007 13:42
Send private message

Generally speaking if you put a NZ sim card in your phone, and it says simcard not recognised, that is a good indication that it is locked.

If you can send and recieve SMS and MMS messages and phone calls then it should be un-locked.



514 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 101824 26-Dec-2007 13:55
Send private message

the guy i bought it from say he bought it in NZ,so want to know if i go to USA if i can use it there !!?

btw when i put my SIM card it did not say its not recognised and i could send SMS fine. if this phone bought in NZ it wont say SIM not recognised ,would it ?

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 101825 26-Dec-2007 13:59
Send private message

Sounds like its not locked to me and vodafone nz has not locked handsets for about 5 years.

BDFL - Memuneh
63017 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 13592

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 101834 26-Dec-2007 15:55
Send private message

sqlpro: the guy i bought it from say he bought it in NZ,so want to know if i go to USA if i can use it there !!?

btw when i put my SIM card it did not say its not recognised and i could send SMS fine. if this phone bought in NZ it wont say SIM not recognised ,would it ?


Ok, so you put your VFNZ SIM card and it works. It means the phone is not locked to any other network. And since VFNZ is not locking phones for the last few years then the phone is unlocked.

As for the "phone was bought in New Zealand" it doesn't mean anything. If it was bought from a Vodafone store the seller would say. Since nothing was said, the phone may well have been bought in New Zealand, still parallel imported.

If it's going to work in the US? I doubt you will connect to HSDPA in the US since they use a different band. It won't connect to 3G either. It is likely it will be only be usable for voice and SMS/MMS around there.






514 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 101873 27-Dec-2007 07:01
Send private message

thanks john and Mauricio for ur comments.

yes Mauricio ,its bought in nz and in vodafone store.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51


RackWare hybrid cloud platform removes barriers to enterprise cloud adoption
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:50


Top partner named at MYOB High Achievers Awards
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:48


Great ideas start in Gisborne with hackathon event back for another round
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:42



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.