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Alcatel 2038x 3g phone coco grey and Persian blue - £5 @ O2
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Alcatel 2038x 3g phone coco grey and Persian blue - £5 @ O2

£5£7.9937%O2 Shop Deals
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Posted 11th Apr
Can unlock for 99p on ebay

Alcatel 2038x brand new for £5 no need to top up via o2. I know there was a bearly new one kicking about but this is brand new 3g phone.

Want a phone that keeps things simple? The Alcatel 20.38X is easy to use, with big buttons and a clear display. You can call, text and get onto the internet, without the hassle. And you can even take photos and record videos of your loved ones.

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99p to unlock via eBay click.
RiverDragon811/04/2019 14:48

99p to unlock via eBay click.


Doesn't the OP's Alcatel 2038x 3g phone come to you as unlocked already?, or ... thanx.
Free to unlock via O2. Did this with an old O2 locked phone a few days ago and was surprised they gave me the code quickly, given previous experiences.
They don't normally give you a charger with new or used phones so this may be a consideration depending on your intended use/offloading of this handset.
amour3k4 m ago

Doesn't the OP's Alcatel 2038x 3g phone come to you as unlocked already?, …Doesn't the OP's Alcatel 2038x 3g phone come to you as unlocked already?, or ... thanx.


I don't think you can guarantee this with older, cheaper phones. Pot luck I guess.
Edited by: "apeman69" 11th Apr
apeman6911/04/2019 15:16

Free to unlock via O2. Did this with an old O2 locked phone a few days ago …Free to unlock via O2. Did this with an old O2 locked phone a few days ago and was surprised they gave me the code quickly, given previous experiences. They don't normally give you a charger with new or used phones so this may be a consideration depending on your intended use/offloading of this handset.


how did you manage to get the code ? thanks
amour3k12 m ago

Doesn't the OP's Alcatel 2038x 3g phone come to you as unlocked already?, …Doesn't the OP's Alcatel 2038x 3g phone come to you as unlocked already?, or ... thanx.


All mine came locked.
Got this for £3 for my dad the other day.
Got it for £1.50 "As New" a week or so ago. Have asked O2 for the unlock code. Cant go wrong... even as a toy for the grandchildren!
Edited by: "tmohammad" 11th Apr
will this work on three network?
SoupDragon115 m ago

will this work on three network?



Should do, its advertised as a 3G phone. However, it will need unlocking
Edited by: "tmohammad" 11th Apr
tmohammad16 m ago

Got it for £1.50 "As New" a week or so ago. Have asked O2 for the unlock …Got it for £1.50 "As New" a week or so ago. Have asked O2 for the unlock code. Cant go wrong... even as a toy for the grandchildren!


I got the same £1.50 price for this phone some Day's back also (I'm still yet to use it for anything though ... )

Thanx for those that mentioned it was locked though, I've since checked it, and yes, you're all right, is is unfortunately locked. :-(

Hehehehe, but it's all good though, so thanx, lol.

I'll have to go with the advice that one or two also mentioned on here, of going for a free unlocking code via O2 themselves, or something?, hehehehe.

Ps.
Was that via O2 online? (eMail/Live Chat, or whatever?), O2 Shop (as in in person, etc?).

Or ...

Thanx.
Edited by: "amour3k" 11th Apr
Unlock for 99p on eBay was quick and easy to do. You will need another sim other than O2 network to make the unlocking process work
Perfect for Roadmen
emmant11/04/2019 15:22

how did you manage to get the code ? thanks


Created an O2 account with an existing O2 SIM, logged into My Account on O2 website. There's an option at the bottom of the screen (site navigation area) for 'Unlock my device'. Enter the phone details and wait for an email.
The phone was an old Xperia X Compact which I had just bought and have never used with any SIM card. As long as a phone is locked to O2 they will attempt to give you the unlock code. This applies to new or old bought from O2 and new, second hand bought from anywhere as long as it is locked to O2.

There's always a high probability that phones bought from certain networks will be locked. If you use their network then this isn't a problem.

Many of the networks will unlock phones for free though they have different restrictions/requirements. O2 is probably the most lenient presently: as long as you keep on to them if they say they can't provide the code or they give you the wrong code (yes, this does happen).

Voda insist that the phone's been used on their network with the registered SIM from your account for at least 30 days.

Haven't tried EE yet but some will be done for free if bought from them, or £8.99 charge for others (depending on their reasonably complicated and unclear conditions: proper old-style if...then...else...maybe...phone us and find out). I think you can use mobile phone credit to pay for this with EE so some of the deals with a compulsory £10 top-up could become a bit more attractive if you factor in the unlocking cost/potential for actually using the credit you're forced to buy. This would need to be confirmed with EE though, as I haven't unlocked anything with them yet. £8.99 may seem steep but this is reflected in the cost of eBay unlock services for many EE locked models (generally £10+ and some phone models locked to EE aren't even listed on eBay, e.g. Alcatel 10.66 which is not necessarily such a good deal if bought directly from EE).

Three (3) will do it for free according to their website but I haven't tried this network myself.
Before buying a network-locked phone, it can be worthwhile googling or visiting the network's site and searching for 'unlock my device' or similar so you can determine whether it's worthwhile purchasing a cheap phone if you need to factor in any unlocking cost. Sometimes there are cheaper options when purchasing a cheapie phone like this if you need to unlock it afterwards. With a more expensive handset there's not a comparatively large difference in overall total cost.

It's always worth investigating the potential for free unlocking from the respective network rather than instantly heading to eBay and adding to the cost of your purchase.
apeman6911/04/2019 19:38

Created an O2 account with an existing O2 SIM, logged into My Account on …Created an O2 account with an existing O2 SIM, logged into My Account on O2 website. There's an option at the bottom of the screen (site navigation area) for 'Unlock my device'. Enter the phone details and wait for an email.The phone was an old Xperia X Compact which I had just bought and have never used with any SIM card. As long as a phone is locked to O2 they will attempt to give you the unlock code. This applies to new or old bought from O2 and new, second hand bought from anywhere as long as it is locked to O2.There's always a high probability that phones bought from certain networks will be locked. If you use their network then this isn't a problem.Many of the networks will unlock phones for free though they have different restrictions/requirements. O2 is probably the most lenient presently: as long as you keep on to them if they say they can't provide the code or they give you the wrong code (yes, this does happen). Voda insist that the phone's been used on their network with the registered SIM from your account for at least 30 days.Haven't tried EE yet but some will be done for free if bought from them, or £8.99 charge for others (depending on their reasonably complicated and unclear conditions: proper old-style if...then...else...maybe...phone us and find out). I think you can use mobile phone credit to pay for this with EE so some of the deals with a compulsory £10 top-up could become a bit more attractive if you factor in the unlocking cost/potential for actually using the credit you're forced to buy. This would need to be confirmed with EE though, as I haven't unlocked anything with them yet. £8.99 may seem steep but this is reflected in the cost of eBay unlock services for many EE locked models (generally £10+ and some phone models locked to EE aren't even listed on eBay, e.g. Alcatel 10.66 which is not necessarily such a good deal if bought directly from EE). Three (3) will do it for free according to their website but I haven't tried this network myself.Before buying a network-locked phone, it can be worthwhile googling or visiting the network's site and searching for 'unlock my device' or similar so you can determine whether it's worthwhile purchasing a cheap phone if you need to factor in any unlocking cost. Sometimes there are cheaper options when purchasing a cheapie phone like this if you need to unlock it afterwards. With a more expensive handset there's not a comparatively large difference in overall total cost.It's always worth investigating the potential for free unlocking from the respective network rather than instantly heading to eBay and adding to the cost of your purchase.


Three does not lock their phones, O2 stopped recently to lock their PAYG phones (new stock only)
tyr1 h, 33 m ago

Three does not lock their phones, O2 stopped recently to lock their PAYG …Three does not lock their phones, O2 stopped recently to lock their PAYG phones (new stock only)


I know this. However, you do not know whether an O2 phone you buy is old or new stock.
With three phones which are locked (people do buy used phones from many sources), I am offering an alternative unlocking possibility when it transpires that your phone is not already unlocked.
You can not assume that every phone you buy will be unlocked just because the network says 'our phones are unlocked'.
I checked with 3 whether they think that an Xperia XZ bought from 3 would be locked.
The phone was released in 2016. 3 state that all phones sold from 1/1/2014 (IIRC) will be unlocked. The phone IS locked to 3.
Believe whatever you're told if you wish. Sometimes you have to find the truth /reality the hard way.
Edited by: "apeman69" 11th Apr
Unlocking for 99 P? That is too expensive - its almost 20% of the price of the phone
MusaX11/04/2019 18:01

Receipt?



I'm the receipt, do a search, many bagged these last week
Edited by: "Sharpharp" 11th Apr
kenny009uk11/04/2019 15:25

Got this for £3 for my dad the other day.


it was alcatel 2003 2G phone for £2.99 from Argos, right?
tyr2 m ago

it was alcatel 2003 2G phone for £2.99 from Argos, right?


Just have to wait the 30 days to unlock from voda. Expired now as well so wish you’d expire it
Edited by: "Anon32" 11th Apr
Sharpharp11/04/2019 22:24

I'm the receipt, do a search, many bagged these last week


Done the search. Nothing at £3. Not on HOTUK eBay Amazon o2 or CeX. Let’s see your receipt or the site you bought it from shall we? Chat S...
Bought this and got it yesterday, came unlocked and is working fine with 3 SIM. Basic but good backup phone. Forget Internet though, v basic mobile browser from 15 years ago which modern websites don't support anymore. But fine for calls and SMS, even on 3. Surprisingly light too.
Edited by: "andy1405" 11th Apr
MusaX11/04/2019 23:00

Done the search. Nothing at £3. Not on HOTUK eBay Amazon o2 or CeX. Let’s s …Done the search. Nothing at £3. Not on HOTUK eBay Amazon o2 or CeX. Let’s see your receipt or the site you bought it from shall we? Chat S...



I don't mean a stop and search, there is something called a "Search" box on the top of HUKD page.
Here is the link: hotukdeals.com/dea…726
Now, before you call anyone else out for chatting Sh, get yourself a copy of "Using the Internet for Dummies", hopefully you'll learn something
Sharpharp2 m ago

I don't mean a stop and search, there is something called a "Search" box …I don't mean a stop and search, there is something called a "Search" box on the top of HUKD page. Here is the link: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/alcatel-2038-3g-150-on-o2-payg-as-new-no-topup-required-3208726Now, before you call anyone else out for chatting Sh, get yourself a copy of "Using the Internet for Dummies", hopefully you'll learn something


There’s a difference between brand new and like new. Check the dictionary 🏽 anyway peace out
Good to know this keeps coming up. Still using mine from earlier this year, battery lasts a good few days.
tmohammad11/04/2019 15:53

Got it for £1.50 "As New" a week or so ago. Have asked O2 for the unlock …Got it for £1.50 "As New" a week or so ago. Have asked O2 for the unlock code. Cant go wrong... even as a toy for the grandchildren!


Just be mindful that they don't dial any emergency services though!
I know I don't want this, but still tempted - have some heat!
Were are all those smart phones for a tenner that Carphone Warehouse usually sell around now?
aLV4264 h, 44 m ago

Just be mindful that they don't dial any emergency services though!


Flight mode profile.....
tyr8 h, 28 m ago

it was alcatel 2003 2G phone for £2.99 from Argos, right?


Yep that’s it.
Can anyone confirm if the phone comes unlocked / able to use on 3 network immediately?
Edited by: "itr786" 12th Apr
Got mine today. Was not locked! Using ID sim (runs on 3).
itr78612th Apr

Can anyone confirm if the phone comes unlocked / able to use on 3 network …Can anyone confirm if the phone comes unlocked / able to use on 3 network immediately?


Yes and yes.
Where is thedr-uk he can unlock for free.
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