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Nokia N73 Help?

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Hey people i just got this N73 from my sister which i traded my blue psp for lol, Since im moving to Australia this is perfect since my sister says it only works abroad. It's locked to Vodaphone. But … Read More
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Hey people i just got this N73 from my sister which i traded my blue psp for lol, Since im moving to Australia this is perfect since my sister says it only works abroad. It's locked to Vodaphone. But is there any way of unlocking it to work in the UK? My sister went to a place in london where they unlock phones and they said they couldn't unlock the phone in the UK and they said it has to be unlocked abroad. I have no problem waiting to use it but was jst wondering if anyone knew about it? cheers
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
anyone?
#2
This can be unlocked in mobile phone shops easily most have the equipment to do it, or use the ismart sim between your sim and the phone, around £3.70 from deal extreme.

Hold on I think you are talking of unblocking as you mention it will only work abroad, and this is illegal as the phone is likely to be nicked.
banned#3
Can't use it till you go abroad, is it stolen by any chance?

To get it unBLOCKED you would need to take the receipt for the phone down to the police station, to prove you are the legal owner and they will inform your service provider to unblock the phone.
#4
Yeah.. Id say it has probably been reported stolen at some point hence being barred for use in the uk.
#5
No it's no stolen thank you, It was sent from Singapore to my Sister. And i went to the Vodaphone Shop today and was just me being stupid and didnt register my SIM Properly as it works in the uk fine :)
banned#6
"My sister went to a place in london where they unlock phones and they said they couldn't unlock the phone in the UK and they said it has to be unlocked abroad"

If your sim is working then the shop should have unlocked it, so why didn't they or are you lying. I can't imagine anyone ringing the police to trace your IP so don't be worried to admit yeah it probably is stolen.
#7
Marky264;2717862
No it's no stolen thank you, It was sent from Singapore to my Sister. And i went to the Vodaphone Shop today and was just me being stupid and didnt register my SIM Properly as it works in the uk fine :)


I'd try taking it to a different unlocking shop as I've not seen anything which indicates this phone cannot be unlocked.

John
#8
lumoruk
"My sister went to a place in london where they unlock phones and they said they couldn't unlock the phone in the UK and they said it has to be unlocked abroad"

If your sim is working then the shop should have unlocked it, so why didn't they or are you lying. I can't imagine anyone ringing the police to trace your IP so don't be worried to admit yeah it probably is stolen.

I dont know if it;s stolen do i? my sister does not steal things, She probably didnt even go and just told me that she did and made a fake whole story, The Phone is fine in the UK and i have it working right now next to me so all is well. It's not stolen as i stated it was bought in Singapore and was sent to my sister i even still have receipt where it was bought at The Duffrey Electronics shop in the terminal.
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Marky264
I dont know if it;s stolen do i? my sister does not steal things, She probably didnt even go and just told me that she did and made a fake whole story, The Phone is fine in the UK and i have it working right now next to me so all is well. It's not stolen as i stated it was bought in Singapore and was sent to my sister i even still have receipt where it was bought at The Duffrey Electronics shop in the terminal.


As above but I would take to a Vodafone shop and get them to unlock closer to home, you really don't need to go all the way to London for this service :thumbsup:

"Obtaining an NUC code

Vodafone will supply a Network Unlock Code (NUC) for you if you have an account with us either Contract or Pay As You Talk (PAYT.) An NUC allows you to use non-Vodafone SIM cards inside your Vodafone handset.

If you got the phone with a contract the NUC will be free of charge, regardless of its age, as all new contract phones are now dispatched unlocked.
If the phone is a PAYT handset over 12 months old the code will also be free of charge.
If it's a PAYT handset that's less than 12 months old a charge of £19.99 including VAT would apply. The £19.99 will need to be credited to your phone before you apply for the code. Once the NUC has been issued the charge will be debited.

To obtain an NUC code you would need to contact our customer services team on 08700 700 191 or 191 from a Vodafone mobile. You could also contact us by completing our online contact form.

You will need to have the following information available for us to process your code

* Make/model of mobile
* IMEI number (The IMEI can be found by entering *#06# into your phone or it is also given in the battery compartment of the device).

If the IMEI number is kept on our system we can give you the NUC straight away. If we don't hold the details there is a timescale of 72 hours to retrieve the code from the mobile phone manufacturer. The only exception for this is for Samsung, who have a timescale of up 16 days."



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#10
thanks for the above ;) ep added for help :D, i dont mind it being on Vodaphone quite like the network but if i do unlock it will get the NUC code from Vodapone instead of that free stuff that ya stated lol looks quite complicated the free way ;)
#11
You've said it was bought in Singapore, it is a Vodafone UK handset? If not, Vodafone UK won't be able to help you.

John
banned#12
Marky264
thanks for the above ;) ep added for help :D, i dont mind it being on Vodaphone quite like the network but if i do unlock it will get the NUC code from Vodapone instead of that free stuff that ya stated lol looks quite complicated the free way ;)


I would post the forum but it always gets my posts deleted :roll:
banned#13
If the phone is blocked (reported lost or stolen) then Vodafone will not provide the unlock code, lol

You can get it unlocked, however these are usually expensive as they are an awkward testpoint unlock :) N73, E65 and the N80 all have difficult testpoint locations... Usually £20-£25 to unlock. You could use a BB5 sim, however these arent always reliable, arent always practical and can be damaged easily and they dont always work with all network sims :)

LMAO, FREE DEJAN SOFTWARE WILL NOT UNLOCK THIS PHONE, you are risking damage to your phone trying this, lol :)
#14
MobilePhonez;2723402
LMAO, FREE DEJAN SOFTWARE WILL NOT UNLOCK THIS PHONE, you are risking damage to your phone trying this, lol :)

Agreed, it will appear to have worked then when you try to use the phone all you will get at most is a flashing/flickering screen:thumbsup::thumbsup:

You will at best then have a pile of N73 spares, a screen a battery, chassis and an aerial block:thumbsup:

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