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# 32747 23-Apr-2009 09:41
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Hi,

I purchased a Vodem (Huawei E220 HSDPA) off trade me a couple of months back. All working good and loving the new data plans. However I'm heading to the UK next month and wondered if the device is unlocked and usable on one of the other UK networks which is not Vodafone - O2. I know Vodafone don't lock phones so I'm assuming it's the same with it's data devices?  Could I just pop a O2 data sim card in once I arrive and off I go? or does it need to be unlocked / buy an 02 specific usb data stick?

Thanks

Knoydart


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  # 208747 23-Apr-2009 09:49
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Thank you for clarifying the situation. O2 here we come!

 
 
 
 


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  # 208756 23-Apr-2009 10:34
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freitasm: All devices are unlocked.


This is correct and you can even use the same software just chanage the APN from www.vodafone.net.nz to the 02 UK internet APN

John



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  # 208758 23-Apr-2009 10:37
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johr;

This is correct and you can even use the same software just chanage the APN from www.vodafone.net.nz to the 02 UK internet APN



That's great news, one less thing to sell on Trademe before I go. Off to scroogle that O2 APN

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  # 208761 23-Apr-2009 10:52
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Thats great to hear. I need to use mine in OZ in a couple of weeks and was going to try an OZ Prepay sim.. Any recommendations of a prepay with good data?




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  # 208862 23-Apr-2009 19:26
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openmedia: Thats great to hear. I need to use mine in OZ in a couple of weeks and was going to try an OZ Prepay sim.. Any recommendations of a prepay with good data?



Virgin had an ok deal on pre pay data. $15 = 500mb(30 day expiry),$30 = 1GB(30day),$50 = 3GB (60 day).


3 had $49 = 4GB (30 day exp) good in big cities


DODO had $40 for 3 GB or 70 hours use (you choose the option)60 day exp 

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