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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Will a network unlock my phone for me after so long? if so how do i go about this? i have a Sony Ericsson w910i locked to orange.
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
no they won't unlock your phone. They need to keep loyal customers, so unlocking means you might walk away. If you need it unlocked, you need other options. I am sure someone can inform you how.
#2
I believe that only Vodafone will unlock a phone after you have been with them for 1 year. I don't think any other networks do the same though.
#3
So how can i get it unlocked? and about how much would it cost?
#4
If you called up Orange to unlock it they might but will probably charge you around £20.
Best to call as if you went to a store, they'd only give you a number to ring.
Alternatively, head down to one of your local markets, find a stall that sells mobile accessories and ask them if they unlock phones. It's likely they do and will probably charge you in the region of £5-£10.
Obviously there are risks with getting it unlocked at the market whereas doing it through Orange will be safe.
#5
If you have had your phone how ever long your contract is eg 12 or 18 months you have basically bought it from them so they have to give you the unlocking codes. Some phones are not locked even thought they are on that network, try it with another sim card you might be lucky!
#6
Market stalls probably charge about £10.
#7
the law has been changed on this - if you had any sort of contract with the supplier more than twelve months - they are legally bound to unlock the phone for you - and free of charge - not sure what act it comes under - but i would think it's on the net somewhere .

just don't take no for an answer.
banned#8
beverley1403
If you have had your phone how ever long your contract is eg 12 or 18 months you have basically bought it from them so they have to give you the unlocking codes. Some phones are not locked even thought they are on that network, try it with another sim card you might be lucky!


All orange phones are locked I'm afraid

The phone is yours from day one, and Orange will give you the code, although for what cost will depend if you are contract or payt and how long you have been with them.

Try a sob story about how you are going away for 3 weeks and want to use a local sim (away as in to spain or somewhere) and they may give it to you free.
banned#9
iqships
the law has been changed on this - if you had any sort of contract with the supplier more than twelve months - they are legally bound to unlock the phone for you - and free of charge - not sure what act it comes under - but i would think it's on the net somewhere .

just don't take no for an answer.


thats wrong, they don't have to unlock it free of charge
#10
I find it quite hard to believe that a law has been passed on something so trivial as unlocking phones after 12 months...
suspended#11
they do have to provide an unlock code. But they can charge an admin fee for this process.

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/Oftel/consumer/advice/faqs/mobfaq3.htm
#12
Orange charge £20.00 per unlock code

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