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Sony Ericsson C903 Silver PAYG O2 £99 (or £79 on Three) @ Dial A Phone (+quidco)
Sony Ericsson C903 Silver PAYG O2 £99 (or £79 on Three) @ Dial A Phone (+quidco)

Sony Ericsson C903 Silver PAYG O2 £99 (or £79 on Three) @ Dial A Phone (+quidco)

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Excellent Price with built in 5MP camera and 3G

Also available there for £79 on the Three network, depending on what you prefer for coverage.

The Sony Ericsson C903 is another cybershot triumph, but thats not to say its a one hit wonder. It has all the makings of a high-end device, packed with the latest features, and offering a range of different connectivity options. The C903 camera phone sits firmly in the all rounder category.

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Is it easy to unlock on 3 network ?

Original Poster

There are a lot of unlock places online from a google search, usually its done by entering a code.

The phone should come unlocked anyway but if it isn't this one can be unlocked for FREE.. Aerix is your friend.

Use ]this to unlock.

2 stars out of 5 for being "very unreliable" according to mobile-phones-uk.org.uk

Cheers
Simon

Posted already a few days ago..hotukdeals.com/ite…89- I added a few more links to reviews, including the mobile-phones-uk.org.uk link.

Didn't generate much heat. I read a lot about this phone and the reviews were mainly positive. And Dusty (above) commented that Dialaphone has unlocked/unbranded phones; so I went with the 3 option for £89.99 with top-up. I'd confirm this if my phone actually arrived today! ;-)

Going to use my Orange SIM in it.

JaYy_dOg;7435782

Use ]this to unlock.



would this program unlock a new Sony W995 thats on contract with T-Mobile? as i have got a new one coming tomorrow but wanna use it on 02 Pay as Go, would this work ok???

Fanimal;7436728

would this program unlock a new Sony W995 thats on contract with … would this program unlock a new Sony W995 thats on contract with T-Mobile? as i have got a new one coming tomorrow but wanna use it on 02 Pay as Go, would this work ok???



No only these
C510, C702, C901, C902, C903, C905
G905, G705
K630, K660, K850, K858
T700, TM506
V640
W595, W705, W715, W760, W890, W902, W908, W910, W980
Z750, Z770, Z780

JaYy_dOg;7437632

No only theseC510, C702, C901, C902, C903, C905G905, G705K630, K660, … No only theseC510, C702, C901, C902, C903, C905G905, G705K630, K660, K850, K858T700, TM506V640W595, W705, W715, W760, W890, W902, W908, W910, W980Z750, Z770, Z780


if i got it unlocked tho would it work as pay and go if it was on contract before??

Fanimal;7438727

if i got it unlocked tho would it work as pay and go if it was on … if i got it unlocked tho would it work as pay and go if it was on contract before??



Yes, the locking only restricts which network you can use it with, not what kind of payment arrangement you have.

Cheers
Simon

Fanimal;7438727

if i got it unlocked tho would it work as pay and go if it was on … if i got it unlocked tho would it work as pay and go if it was on contract before??



Contract hasnt got to do anything with the phone, the contracts in the sim, just put another payg sim in the phone and it will be fine

thats good 2 know .... cheers for that ...

I'd quite like to replace my SE 760i and this looked good, however my 760i isn't the most reliable phone ever, switches off, crashes, doesn't ring a caller the first time I call them, so I have to quit and dial again. The reviews of the C903 are poor. I wish SE would sort out their quality control as the firmware they put on their phones sucks these days.

i purchased C903 week before xmas, and up to now no problems, the only thing i have to say that is bad about it is battery life, only lasts a couple of days, and i hardly use it!!! And i wouldnt say its a 5mp camera, as my previous K800 seems to produce better photos, so i think i may be sending this one back x

I have a C903, and I love it!

It does all the things i want it to, set my own mp3 ringtones and message alerts, has radio on it, plays my MP3's has a nice big screen, is a flip phone, has a lovely little camera with loads of features (best pic, face capture etc.) I personally think it takes real good photos for a phone camera. Camera has its own shutter so the lens doesnt get scratched and a real bright light/flash.

It has its own Facebook and YouTube features (plus loads more, like Google Maps with My location). I can upload my pics/vids direct to Facebook/Youtube from my picture library (very handy).

The only other things I personally use are Alarm Clock and Loudspeaker oh and of course the phone part


Oh BTW, Ive had my phone since June last year, and i haven't had any issues of it lockin up or anything since then.

I have attached a pic that i uploaded to facebook from my phone - dont ask why a drain - its an inside joke between friends!

facebook.com/pho…723

I had problems with my G502 messing about, shutting down - invalid USIM etc..... cured that problem by using the Update Service... re-install the phones software and all problems seemed to go and ran like clockwork.

Dusty;7435290

The phone should come unlocked anyway but if it isn't this one can be … The phone should come unlocked anyway but if it isn't this one can be unlocked for FREE.. Aerix is your friend.



That software is the best!!!!!!!! amazing and sooooo easy to use.

Awesome!!!!

Seriously considering buying this. I have O2 Sim, but obvs cheaper to buy it on 3, can i truely unlock it via the site suggested for free?

Anyone got any links for unlocking an INQ Chat 3G?

louiselouise;7435953

And Dusty (above) commented that Dialaphone has unlocked/unbranded … And Dusty (above) commented that Dialaphone has unlocked/unbranded phones; so I went with the 3 option for £89.99 with top-up. I'd confirm this if my phone actually arrived today! ;-)


Did it arrive ? Was it unbranded and unlocked ?

Nom;7444609

Did it arrive ? Was it unbranded and unlocked ?



I am also interested to hear. Unfortunately Three reception is useless in my area, so I need to make sure it is unlocked and not covered supplied with Three custom SW.

I've ordered the 3 one even though i will be using it on an O2 sim (most likely the Sim offer thats hot atm), from bits and bobs i've read on other websites they come unbranded and worst case scenario will unlock it using the site suggested.
Potentialy an awesome deal, under £100 for a phone that has all the mod cons, internet, gps etc for the fraction of the cost AND not tied down to a huge contract!

The phone was a day late, must be the weather. Sadly the phone wasn't unlocked, it won't read my Orange SIM (I got the 3 version). The phone itself however, has no network software or branding. Going to try Aerix!

Surprised the original post about this phone didn't go El Scorchio!

Edit: Also, in the box, you don't get the USB cable for transferring files, which might be an annoyance to new users (I'm a SE veteran so have a few). The headphones as expected aren't great, but I use my Koss PortaPros anyway. Any deals on 16GB cards, apart from Play.com, anyone?

The keys are silver, I was expecting the purple-y keys from the pictures I saw on other sites, but it doesn't matter to me either way.

Another Edit: Woops, forgive me, I've just noticed as I switched the phone off it *does* have 3 Software on it. Bah.

louiselouise;7445223

The phone was a day late, must be the weather. Sadly the phone wasn't … The phone was a day late, must be the weather. Sadly the phone wasn't unlocked, it won't read my Orange SIM (I got the 3 version). The phone itself however, has no network software or branding. Going to try Aerix!Surprised the original post about this phone didn't go El Scorchio!Edit: Also, in the box, you don't get the USB cable for transferring files, which might be an annoyance to new users (I'm a SE veteran so have a few). The headphones as expected aren't great, but I use my Koss PortaPros anyway. Any deals on 16GB cards, apart from Play.com, anyone? :)Another Edit: Woops, forgive me, I've just noticed as I switched the phone off it *does* have 3 Software on it. Bah.



No big deal about the 3 branding, rarely turn my phone off anyway! Can you keep me posted with regards to unlocking it, just ordered one and I can't see it being a problem. Keep us updated!

Bit stumped here. I've registered with Aerix, signed in, connected the phone and pressed the model number and unlock on the Aerix app. I've logged in my registration details via Settings. (Tried the Primary and Secondary Servers from the Readme file).

I kept getting "This Boot Mode Is Not Supported", "You Must Boot Via ROM". (I assume it's going into EROM each time; how do I get it to boot into ROM)? I've tried pressing 2 & 5, and then trying the C button on another attempt.

(Edit: It works with 2 & 5, same when you're using the A2Uploader program. Managed to get it to boot via ROM, it must be because it's quite hard to press 2 & 5 simultaneously with the flat-ish keypad. Still getting errors!)

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2292/error2bm.th.jpg

missgem;7443493

i purchased C903 week before xmas, and up to now no problems, the only … i purchased C903 week before xmas, and up to now no problems, the only thing i have to say that is bad about it is battery life, only lasts a couple of days, and i hardly use it!!! And i wouldnt say its a 5mp camera, as my previous K800 seems to produce better photos, so i think i may be sending this one back x



Ack, I read a review that said the photos weren't any better than the K800's camera (I've got a K810i, which is basically the same phone in a different casing). I'd be able to confirm it if I could get my SIM to work in it!!

I found a camera mod program for the C903 on the Estato forums.

Some advice, please :cry: I've downloaded A2uploader as recommended by someone on Estato (the newest version, had to hunt for that too) but can't find Firmware for the C903, reading things that are out of date. Any links to help?

I read this though: "Patching a RED phone can't be done for free atm as the semcboot needs to be patched. If you happen to have a RED CID53 phone then there is no free way to change to BROWN." With A2uploader the C903's certificate is shown as RED. esato.com/boa…630 The C903 shows as FLASH CID 0053.

And, "Aerix Unlocker don`t support CID53,only CID52,so you have topay to do this if it is CID53!" (from another forum). I've been chasing my tail with Aerix, it seems. Had enough reading through threads for tonight!

Has anyone purchased the O2 option? Is the unlocked or locked like the Three one?

louiselouise;7449400

Some advice, please :cry: I've downloaded A2uploader as recommended by … Some advice, please :cry: I've downloaded A2uploader as recommended by someone on Estato (the newest version, had to hunt for that too) but can't find Firmware for the C903, reading things that are out of date. Any links to help?I read this though: "Patching a RED phone can't be done for free atm as the semcboot needs to be patched. If you happen to have a RED CID53 phone (W995 for eg) then there is no free way to change to BROWN." With A2uploader the C903's certificate is shown as RED. http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=189630 The C903 shows as FLASH CID 0053.And, "Aerix Unlocker don`t support CID53,only CID52,so you have topay to do this if it is CID53!" (from another forum). I've been chasing my tail with Aerix, it seems. Had enough reading through threads for tonight!



Does Aerix actually tell you what your phone is? CID52 or CID53 and does it say if its Brown/Blue/Red?

May be you have to use the other program A2uploader to tell you what your phone is?

As I said earlier, "With A2uploader the C903's certificate is shown as RED."

Screenshot: http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5008/error3r.th.jpg

louiselouise;7450267

As I said earlier, "With A2uploader the C903's certificate is shown as … As I said earlier, "With A2uploader the C903's certificate is shown as RED." :pScreenshot:



Sorry, missed that.

It is more that fact that is CID53 and not CID52 that is the problem.

In which case there our other unlocking tools available that you can use online, but you have to purchase credits to use them.

All of you who left comments about unlocking the phone, could do with some help!

Is Davinci the only way to unlock this (paid option)? Has anyone else got their C903 yet and what are they doing with theirs?

******!!!! :thinking:

My one arrived..... LOCKED but unbranded? Turbo sim dont work either...... :x

louiselouise;7455348

All of you who left comments about unlocking the phone, could do with … All of you who left comments about unlocking the phone, could do with some help!Is Davinci the only way to unlock this (paid option)? Has anyone else got their C903 yet and what are they doing with theirs?



There is another pay one called SE Tools you could look at.

I'm not sure which is cheapest/best.

Dusty;7458228

******!!!! :thinking:My one arrived..... LOCKED but unbranded? Turbo sim … ******!!!! :thinking:My one arrived..... LOCKED but unbranded? Turbo sim dont work either...... :x



Same

adwebb;7458325

Same



Was that the Three one or the O2 one?

I decided to order the O2 in the end - it should be delivered tomorrow (weather permitting)

mbailey;7458359

Was that the Three one or the O2 one?I decided to order the O2 in the end … Was that the Three one or the O2 one?I decided to order the O2 in the end - it should be delivered tomorrow (weather permitting)



3 one, wish i'd just ordered the O2 one to save this aggro, might pop down the market and get it unlocked!

Hey all, this is useful if you use MMS. Just been having a right good talk to this phone because it didn't want to play - Eventually SE came to the rescue :w00t:

]http//ww…=en

Dusty;7458822

Hey all, this is useful if you use MMS. Just been having a right good … Hey all, this is useful if you use MMS. Just been having a right good talk to this phone because it didn't want to play - Eventually SE came to the rescue :w00t:]http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/phones/detailed/phonesetupmms/c903?cc=hk&lc=en



Did you get yours unlocked Dusty? I'm not sure which tool to use.

louiselouise;7458848

Did you get yours unlocked Dusty? I'm not sure which tool to use.



Not yet Louise, I'm still pricing it up. There is a Sony Ericsson forum knocking about that offers discounts for forum members but do you think I can find it :?
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