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Topic # 154317 24-Oct-2014 05:49
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Partner is currently in UK, with an active sim from the Three network.

The lumia 520 isn't connecting to a network though.

Have tried checking the network settings , enabling 3G, and changing the country to UK.

Person in the phone shop said the phone needs unlocking, but that can't be right as it is originally a Vodafone handset that has been on degrees network until now.

Running out of ideas to get it working over there..

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  Reply # 1161122 24-Oct-2014 07:33
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  Reply # 1161186 24-Oct-2014 09:46
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check with Vodafone - they were definitely sim locking some of their handsets.  not sure if 520 is one

if the phone is > 9 months old, they don't charge an unlock fee - check here: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/mobile-phones/unlock/





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  Reply # 1161294 24-Oct-2014 11:54
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Vodafone 520's weren't locked.

Check which frequency bands Three run on for 3G. The Vodafone variant only supports 900/2100 3G



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  Reply # 1161317 24-Oct-2014 12:27
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Thanks, the Three network is only on 2100 band, with some 2G fallback. Staying in a town centre so should be in good coverage.

Would the 'network selection' app in the store be of use?


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  Reply # 1161321 24-Oct-2014 12:33
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Are you running Windows Phone 8.1?

If so, go to the 'Settings' app, then 'Cellular + SIM' then at bottom you will see 'SIM settings' and in that you can set your connection speed (2G, 3G, 4G etc) and Network selection.




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  Reply # 1161350 24-Oct-2014 13:26
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Is it seeing the sim? My 1520 initially didn't see the telecom sim until I rebooted it. This also meant that it didn't see any networks.

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  Reply # 1161355 24-Oct-2014 13:30

Regs: check with Vodafone - they were definitely sim locking some of their handsets.  not sure if 520 is one

if the phone is > 9 months old, they don't charge an unlock fee - check here: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/mobile-phones/unlock/



The only Windows Phone that has been SIM locked by Vodafone NZ to date is the Lumia 530. :)




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