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Hi Guys If you have a Vodafone Mobile that is locked, vodafone will now unlock them for free. Not too sure if it is to with a new law coming, but call vodafone customer services on 191. Contract … Read More
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Hi Guys

If you have a Vodafone Mobile that is locked, vodafone will now unlock them for free.
Not too sure if it is to with a new law coming, but call vodafone customer services on 191.
Contract phones of any age, even expired contract ones. They will also unlock contract phones recently taken out within 12 months.
PAYG phones have to be at least 12 months old.

They just need your IMEI number (type *#06# on the handset). They will then tell you the unlock code to unrestrict the handset and instructions. They know the phone make from the system after they have your IMIE.

I have just unlocked a new N95, and a dead old Motorola no problems.
Get digging them old phones out of the draws.

Apparently you can also request this online if you have a online vodafone account.
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berba 5-1
its not hot as you could do this via other websites for free for years

That's not true. Certain Nokia handsets can be unlocked with just a code generator, but not all of them. For others, such as the N73, 6680, etc (BB5 Nokia phones), you need to purchase a DKU 5 cable to connect the phone to a PC to flash them. There are no code generators available online for free for the BB5 Nokias. That's only the Nokias..then you move onto the SEs, the Samsungs, the LGs, etc, etc. My K610i on 3 was actually quite a complicated unlock involving flashing the phone and costing £6 online (no code generator for that one), but I'd rather pay £6 to unlock and debrand (remove all the 3 ****) my K610i, than pay 3 £30 just for the unlock code. My K510i was unlocked by Vodafone using a an operator generated code, but there's no free alternative on the net. So, unless you've got a one of the earlier Nokias, it's not that easy.

Check out [url]www.gsmliberty.com[/url] to see what I mean.

EDIT: HTC phones are easy enough to do for free (windows mobile smartphones), but even then, it's not a simple code unlock - it's flashing.
A quick question, I have a 5 months old Orange PAYG SE K550i phone. I would like to unlock it so that I can use other operator's card. Is there any way like this one for my phone, other than going to the high streetshops to unlock?

gsmliberty.com - will cost you around £6.50. You'll need to do the work yourself, mind. They'll email you the software, instructions, etc. You use the USB data cable that came with your phone. They have the K550 and the K550im listed on their site. You can also purchase the K550 flash firmware update, which will debrand your phone. Check with your local traders and market stalls to see if they charge less..some charge £5, but depends where you live.
Great! I am about to leave vodafone after 9 years on contract to go to 02. Gave my mum and dad a v3 on vodafone which i couldn't unlock(got codesoff internet for all mine and families phones) making them the only vodafone in family. Its over 12 months old so will try this!

Hope its a better service than when they block the damn things! I have lost 2 contract phones and reported them and of course vodafone put a block on the sim. Trouble is i used the sim in other vodafone and unlocked phones and vodafone have a habit of blocking all phones the sims have been in. Took months of emails and phone calls to get them to unblock them
Hmm wonder if it will work with the treo 750v. Trying to hack it seemed to be a paid (code + wire connect to pc etc). Will a simple code unlock it.
Voted super hot.
remember guys that u will still loose guarantee if u go for it

LOL !!!

Where do people get their info from :w00t:
I wrote to them this morning and this is the reply i got:

Good morning Mr. Simpson,

Thank you for contacting Vodafone Customer Services about the Network Unlock Code (NUC) for your phone. I’d like to help you with this.

Please note t if your phone is over 12 months old there will be no charge for supplying the NUC.

However, if your phone is under 12 months old, you’ll be charged £19.99 for the NUC.

To get your NUC, please provide us with the following details:

- Make and model of your phone

Once you reply to this email, I’ll be pleased to provide you with your NUC.

In order to help you further with your query, can I please confirm some security checks by asking the following information:

- Your PIN code / password*

If you don’t know your PIN code / password please provide the following details:

- The first line of your address and your postcode
- Your date of birth
- Your method of payment

Once I’ve received this, I’ll be more than happy to help.

I’ll look forward to your reply.

I only got my N95 8gig 1 month ao so i will be charged if I do it by online contact.
Not true, you are still bound to a contract so they still make money off you. Not all networks lock their phones, my recent n95 8gb off O2 was not locked, branded yes but not locked....

fair point, but what you are talking about is an exception to the rule rather than the norm for Vodafone anyway, maybe O2 work differently. I know this as Vodafone for almost 7 years and work as a successful (well, always employed!!) freelance Telecoms Consultant (for 4 years)
O2 may not have locked your phone, but if you have a contract you will still need to pay it if you decide to move to say, Vodafone (so you will be paying for two contracts for a certain amount of time)
how much did you pay for phone?
I have just called VODAFONE 191 for unlock code and with no further questions they have provided me with my unlock code.

I am havin N95 8GB which is 4 months old...so this definitely is a great find...thanks rep
Super Hot!!!!!!!!!

JUST got two UNLOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet dude thank you So much for letting us now. Just got my Sony Ericsson V6320i unlocked!!!
awesome thanks
got my n95 unlocked now... great
i called them(191) this morning, the girl she said she will send me email with unlock code
i just finish unlocking this afternoon, there is no problems.

1.With the Vodafone sim card inside the handset.
2. Key #pw+NUC(put your unlock code here)+1#
(The p w and + symbols are found by keying the * key twice for the + symbol, three times for ‘p’ and four times for ‘w’).
3. The handset should then display “Sim restriction off”
Just rang them, i think they have different call centres, i Spoke to one ,gave the imei and was given the code which didn't work.
I then rang them and was told i couldn't have the code as my PAYT sony K800i didn't come out until june 2007 even though i have owned it since 25th of january 2007 from Play.com for £149.99.
I then get told it was first used february this year and that i should take the original receipt (as proof) to a vodafone shop to get it unlocked for free,which i don't have.
So after 8 years with vodafone i am gonna leave them,never seen such a shambles, anyone else have any probs.?
If you are on contract, I thought unlocking has always been free? I've been with Vodafone for a couple of years and everytime I upgrade to a new phone, they let me get the unlock code free. They charge £20 for unlock codes if the phone is newly released by Vodafone (less than 1 year old) while if the phone have been released by Vodafone for over a year, then its free.

So are they sending unlock codes now for newly released mobile on Vodafone or what?
Heat and rep added. Cheers.
Just now called vodafone, my imei number aint on their databse, so they're contacting nokia and will receive the unlock code on email. my model is N80 bought on ebay and using with corporate sim.
Heat and rep added.
Voted Mucho Scorchio! :thumbsup:

Called up Vodafone who seemed a little busy. Gave the IMEI for my one month old E90 and the lady gave me the code and what to type in. I'm now running my E90 with an O2 contract SIM and have my Voda SIM in my Crackberry.
had my n95 8gb for one day and they gave me the nuc within seconds. the first person i spoke to said it would cost £20, but when i advised her that it was free she too some advice and changed her mind. contract is free anytimje and PAYG is free after 12 months
I phoned vodaphone this morning they asked for my IMEI number then I received an email with instructions. Phone unlock, saved me alot of time money and I have just sold my phone for 55 pounds.
3 month old N95 8gb unlocked....... happy as larry ...cheers....heat added
FINALLY! Unlocked for free my Nokia N95 8GB!!!! Not even been out for a year! Not even on COntract!
FINALLY! Unlocked for free my Nokia N95 8GB!!!! Not even been out for a year! Not even on COntract!

After all that hastle with them yesterday.. lol..

Glad it worked out in the end.
I just spoke to a lady at vodafone and went through all details i.e., imei code and phone model no and in the endshe told me to ring back in 2 to 3 weeks to get the code.
God what a pain in the neck - it must all depend who you actually are speaking to.
Friend of mine spent ages trying to get a Vodafone unlocked using every website & unlocker he could find!

He gave up and gave his mum the fone at the weekend.


Sent him this this morning, he was well impressed!


Great find OP. Heat added! :thumbsup:
Heat added rep when I have some
...yeah but what about three???
Hot Deal!!!

Just called and unlocked my phone

**** service from vodafone. Phoned them 3 times in last couple of days and they said will send it via email, Still waiting for it
Hot Deal!!!

Just called and they emailed the code with insructions in around 10 Minutes now i have an unlocked Nokia N95

is it for 1 year and over phones
Thank You Chiptivo, it was my motorola (not old brand new!!!!! less than 12 months old) and hubbys N95 you unlocked originally, his brother got a free upgrade from vodaphone but didnt want it so gave it to him you saved us alot of cash xx
is this a limited offer, just bought a vodafone sony erriccsson w200i and i dont have a sim card and it wont let me call without credit. boo hoo.
Could I use an old contract wit this to get a Vodafone W950i/W960i unlocked?
is this a limited offer, just bought a vodafone sony erriccsson w200i and i dont have a sim card and it wont let me call without credit. boo hoo.

You can call from a landline - details below:-

Existing Vodafone customer, you can contact us by calling 191 from your Vodafone phone.

Already a Vodafone customer and calling from another phone?

Calling us in the UK
(Lines open 24 hours)
Pay monthly
08700 700191
Pay as you talk
08700 776655
Calling us from abroad

Pay monthly
+44 7836 191 191
Pay as you talk
+44 7836 191 919
+44 7836 191 191
I phoned today but was told it was £19.95 and , when I asked, that it was not free.

Mind you the chappie I spoke to had a wonderful Irish accent and I had to ask him to repeat a question he was asking me four times before I worked out it was something like "are you planning to change the SIM" .

Maybe I annoyed him with my cloth ears :)
Thank You:)
Phoned Vodafone whilst at work and after some Q&A they emailed me the NUC.

Good stuff.
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Sir Francis
I phoned today but was told it was £19.95 and , when I asked, that it was not free.

It is, see the link to the official Voda forum.

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