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Unlocking your mobile phone for free

May 24, 2005
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Instead I wanted to pursue a free and more civilised approach and thus decided to contact my Vodafone customer support and start arguing.

During the last 3 days I have been given several answers from Vodafone customer service:

  1. It cannot be done
  2. We do it because all other networks do it
  3. We have to contact the manufacturer (SonyEricsson), it will take weeks and cost you £30
  4. Just pop into a Vodafone shop and they will do it for you for £15
  5. Of course sir, your contract has expired and as such you have the full rights to your mobile phone. Here is the unlocking code
It was the customer support responsible for "Using your phone abroad" that was finally able to help. I recommend you to navigate (via the multiple choices phone system maze) to them if you are at the end of your contract and would like to reclaim your mobile phone.



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  1. Troy Says:

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    T-Mobile USA unlocked my phone for me whilst I was still under contract for free. T-Mobile UK on the other hand, charged me £30 back in 2002 even though I was going to use the phone on T-Mobile USA network. It's just a scam to make more money, just like ATM/Cashpoint "fees."

  2. Odraudeatam Says:

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    PLEASE HELP ME TO UNLOCK A K700I FROM
    TELCEL IN MEXICO (Network: 33402000)
    IMEI: [masked]

    THANKS

    David says:

    Eh, I do not unlock phones. SonyEricsson phone can not be unlocked remotely anyway (a cable is needed) as only the operator has the necessary codes.

    First contact your operator and try to make them release the unlock code, they should have it.

    If the operator is not helpful, try these guys as they are cheap and good: davinci team

  3. jake Says:

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    how do you unlock a Motorola v220 to any network

    David says:

    See the above comment.

  4. ELEANOR DIKANA Says:

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    how do you unlock a Sagem MyX3-2 bought from vodafone.

    David says:

    Once again, it is best if you ask Vodafone for the unlock code as this is the "authorised" way. It will not void your warranty.

    Be persistent and call multiple times until you reach a customer support staff that does customer support

  5. Olando Barrett Says:

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    I don't know yet

  6. jake Says:

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    how do you unlock a sony ericsson k700i (locked to T-Mobile)!"!"!!!!!!!!!


    P.S: Plaes help me

  7. Daniel Hough Says:

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    i cant find the unlock code for a sendo s330 plz e-mail me at dan_hgh at yahoo dot com if u have the code

  8. ricardo Says:

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    please send me the unlock code for sony ericsson t226 modle phone. i really need it very badiy.

    David says:

    See above...

  9. Grant Says:

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    please send me the unlocking code for a Sagem MX-7 on Orange i've looked all over the net and Orange refused to give me the code, they said they did not have access to it. i have called them around about 20 times and still they are not budging. plaease sen me the code...please

  10. biola Says:

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    pls help to unlock motorolav300 with t-mobile sim