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.


275 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


Topic # 56851 26-Jan-2010 09:57
Send private message

Hi,

I've been given a brand new 2 degrees sim card and I am trying to see if it will work in my wife's old phillips alcatel mobile phone, but when i turn the phone on it asks me for the network key.

the instructions that came with the sim card just say to dial 200 and go from there, but i will obviously need the network key first to see if the phone will actually work...

can anyone help me with the network key for 2 degrees?

thanks

Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
60801 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11681

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 293083 26-Jan-2010 10:00
Send private message
26618 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6111

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 293084 26-Jan-2010 10:01
Send private message

I'm guessing you've got a locked handset, some very old BellSouth and early Vodafone prepay handsets were locked.

You'll have no luck finding an unlock code for a ~10 year old phone.



275 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 293088 26-Jan-2010 10:09
Send private message

thanks for your replies - yes the phone is about 8? yes old I guess and was on vodafone prepay, but the sim card ran out 4-5 yrs ago as we never topped it up.
my wife has a new phone and i just need something cheap (or free!) to make / receive calls and texts..
I guess i'll take it to a vodafone store and see what a sim csrd will cost..

thanks

BDFL - Memuneh
60801 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11681

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 293090 26-Jan-2010 10:15
Send private message

If the phone is that old I bet the battery life will be poor. Just get a cheap handset to use with your 2degrees SIM - the cheapest one on 2degrees is $79, on Vodafone is $99.




1249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 63


  Reply # 293121 26-Jan-2010 12:31
Send private message

freitasm: Just get a cheap handset to use with your 2degrees SIM - the cheapest one on 2degrees is $79, on Vodafone is $99.

You can get one of these with a $20 sim card from dick smith at the moment, and should be able to find an even cheaper 2degrees phone if you look around a little. (I've seen <$60 2degrees phones advertised lately.)




rm *


1917 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 110


  Reply # 293132 26-Jan-2010 13:17

you could also think about the extra you will pay just to keep that phone... a new VF simcard $30 + Calling/texting = rip off. a New 2d phone/sim = $50-80

ajw

1400 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127


  Reply # 293169 26-Jan-2010 16:33
Send private message

freitasm: If the phone is that old I bet the battery life will be poor. Just get a cheap handset to use with your 2degrees SIM - the cheapest one on 2degrees is $79, on Vodafone is $99.


Try Warehouse stationery. They are selling the Nokia 1202 for $58. 2D SIM card only costs you $2. If you want to get ripped off pay $30 for a Vodafone prepay SIM.

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?ProductRef=310011@WSL-B2C&SLIParameters=&w=Mobile%20Phones&view=list&sort=score&champ=1

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 »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

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



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.