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#56851 26-Jan-2010 09:57
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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

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  #293083 26-Jan-2010 10:00
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  #293084 26-Jan-2010 10:01
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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.

 
 
 
 




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  #293088 26-Jan-2010 10:09
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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..

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  #293090 26-Jan-2010 10:15
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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.




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  #293121 26-Jan-2010 12:31
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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.)




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  #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

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  #293169 26-Jan-2010 16:33
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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

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