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.




869 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 23

Subscriber

Topic # 41962 26-Sep-2009 14:55
Send private message

I need to unlock an old alcatel one touch max db.
It was a cheap coke/vodafone promo from long ago and it is locked to vodafone prepay SIM.
Any other card and it wants a network code.


Would vodafone customer service have this code, don't want to ring them at this stage because it's hard 
enough to get them work out simple stuff let alone a question like this.


Do Vodafone have to provide a unlocking code as phone's are not allowed to be locked in NZ?





Create new topic
24990 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4878

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 258570 26-Sep-2009 16:00
Send private message

Vodafone don't handle the locking of handsets any longer. When they did lock handsets for a brief period ~2 years ago Brightpoint handled all of this.

Somebody posted here a few weeks ago looking for an unlock code for another ~10 year old handset and it appears these codes are simply not available anywhere. These were available free from Vodafone for a couple of years from about 2001 or 2002 onwards when they stopped locking handsets.

You're far better off cutting your loses and buying a lot better phone for $20 off trademe.


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 »

Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30


Review: Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones
Posted 12-Jun-2017 08:08



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.