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My dad recently upgraded his contract and got a Nokia 6500 slide. He wanted to get it unlocked because he is going abroad in 2 weeks. I rang Three for him to ask about it and couldnt believe what they… Read More
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
My dad recently upgraded his contract and got a Nokia 6500 slide. He wanted to get it unlocked because he is going abroad in 2 weeks. I rang Three for him to ask about it and couldnt believe what they said!!!

They said that I will have to pay the full line rental for the remaining 18 months + £15 admin cost!!! After talking to the person for 5 minutes he said that because my dad has been a loyal customer for years, they will do it for 12 months line rental + £15?!?!

This cant be right can it? I recently heard that the UK law suggests that phones should be unlocked for free, hence Vodafone are doing it.

Any advice ( apart from getting it unlocked from a shop ) or has anyone had similar shocking experiences?.

Many thanks.
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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banned#1
Is he wanting it unlocked so he can use a diferent sim card?
If so, do you blame them?
#2
Pluun
Is he wanting it unlocked so he can use a diferent sim card?
If so, do you blame them?

Yes so he can use his phone with a different sim from the country he is visiting for 3 months!. All other networks do it either free or for a resonable charge unlike 3 asking for the whole terms line rental plus £15.
#3
Pluun;2223588
Is he wanting it unlocked so he can use a diferent sim card?
If so, do you blame them?

Yes he's wanting to use another sim in it (presumably a local one whilst abroad). Their charges are harsh though, id take it to a local market if I was you, last I heard ours charged £8.

I also think dejans software will work on this model now, http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=452120 double check first though!
#4
failing that this item appears to work on the phone http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/175339/i-smartsim-2008-sim-card-unlock-att/
#5
if going in asia they charge 3 pounds or something to unlock a phone in pakistan
#6
What country is it :thinking: 3 is not so bad for roaming and you can even use your minuites in certain places if theres a 3 signal :whistling:
#7
Yep thats what they said to me!

A bunch of bloody morons, but like other said should cost you about £15 to get it unlocked from a shop.

Unfortunatley the i-smartsim doesn't really work!
#8
Thank you all for your help and suggestions - I managed to get it unlocked for £10 through a highstreet shop.

BTW I am staying away from 3 from now onwards!.
#9
dcx_badass
Mine works in my Nokia 6680. Have you actually tried one?


Yes, I bought 3, they seem to very very reliable (no random restarts, extra power drain etc.)

However they are picky and choosy what phone/simcard combination they will unlock.

For example my CONTRACT t-mobile simcard will work in my N80 but not in my N95 8GB. However my PAYG t-mobile simcard works in both fine........
#10
harlzter
failing that this item appears to work on the phone http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/175339/i-smartsim-2008-sim-card-unlock-att/



this doesnt work on the 6500 slide on 3

been there .. looking for some back street shop

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