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.


cdo7

30 posts

Geek


#28677 8-Dec-2008 15:24
Send private message

does anyone know if there is a way to remove the simlock off a phone without paying vodafones fees for doing it? I'm planning to buy a nokia 5610 soon but may want to get another providers sim to use in it sometime down the track.

Create new topic
freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
68838 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

#182759 8-Dec-2008 15:29
Send private message

Vodafone do not lock its handsets.




 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletcricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Coinbase | TheMarket | My technology disclosure


sbiddle
29282 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #182761 8-Dec-2008 15:30
Send private message

freitasm: Vodafone d not lock its handsets.




Unless of course the poster is in Aussie like their flag shows. Vodafone AU do lock handsets.




There are other ways to unlock handsets but Vodafone AU only charge $25 to do this online which makes hardly makes it worth the effort looking elsewhere.



 
 
 
 


cdo7

30 posts

Geek


  #182762 8-Dec-2008 15:34
Send private message

i thought that vf nz started locking handsets a while ago? but if not, then thats fine too. makes my life more simple.

scottjpalmer
Minimalist
5651 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #182765 8-Dec-2008 15:41
Send private message

cdo7: i thought that vf nz started locking handsets a while ago? but if not, then thats fine too. makes my life more simple.


As has been discussed elsewhere on the forums, they did start but after a few days scrapped it. Any that were locked during that time can be unlocked.

GeekGuy
487 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #182773 8-Dec-2008 15:52
Send private message

I bought a Vodafone (au)SE W880i that was prepaid last year in Oz for $199 and unlocked it for free by going to there web site and entering the imei.
I was quite surprised that I did not have to pay the $75 to get the unlock code ... I also suspect that this does not work with all of there prepaid phones.

cisconz
cisconz
1258 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #182823 8-Dec-2008 18:44
Send private message

sbiddle:Unless of course the poster is in Aussie like their flag shows. Vodafone AU do lock handsets.

We mere mortals don't get this flag that you mention of.




Hmmmm


cdo7

30 posts

Geek


  #182833 8-Dec-2008 19:48
Send private message

cisconz:
sbiddle:Unless of course the poster is in Aussie like their flag shows. Vodafone AU do lock handsets.

We mere mortals don't get this flag that you mention of.


yes, what is this flag? I live in new zealand and have for all my life. I can't see any flags

 
 
 
 


freitasm
BDFL - Memuneh
68838 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

#182834 8-Dec-2008 19:53
Send private message

Ok, we used to show flags that would tell other users where you are posting from (based on an IP address database lookup). We found that in periods of high transaction volume the flags were causing delays because of the number of database accesses and IP address translation.

Since we have a new bigger server I am restoring the flags - but only for users that are logged in. If you are not logged in the flags won't show up.

Note that some ISP will show as AUS even though they are based in NZ. And Telecom CDMA will show as USA. I have no control over the contents of this IP database and have to rely on the updates we receive.

Back on topic...




 

 

These links are referral codes

 

Geekzone broadband switch | Eletcricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Coinbase | TheMarket | My technology disclosure


Create new topic





News »

Vodafone enables 5G roaming - for when international travel comes
Posted 30-Oct-2020 15:03


Spark awards funding to Kiwi businesses in 5G funding initiative
Posted 30-Oct-2020 14:58


Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13









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.