Tesco Mobile now only £10 to unlock your phone
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Tesco Mobile now only £10 to unlock your phone

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Found 7th Jun 2015
My lumia 535 was locked to tesco mobile ( even giffgaff sim would not work in the phone) .

Rang them up, from last week they have dropped the unlocking fee ( for under 12 month old phones ) to £10 ( WAS £20).

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Not happy - I just paid £20 a few wks ago

Great post tho op

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fadedhalo

Not happy - I just paid £20 a few wks ago :(Great post tho op


Thats the way of the world

Gonna phone and see if I can get a 10 rebate . unlocked a 535 last week

Fingers crossed

Do you go to store or do you ring CS to get the unlock? Does anyone who's unlocked know if they take the tenner from the PAYG balance or do you give card details. Many thanks

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i wonder if they will unlock amazon fire phone

I wasn't charged to have a phone unlocked from them .

Eh? I've got a bloke on eBay who unlocks phones for £1.49.
Edited by: "Halloway" 8th Jun 2015

Halloway

Eh? I've got a bloke on eBay who unlocks phones for £1.49.



Can you pm me the link, need a reliable unlocker

1apple

i wonder if they will unlock amazon fire phone


You mean your phone thats EXCLUSIVE to the O2 Network, & not to Tesco Network yeh? hahahahaha lool. :-)

zoeandjack15

I wasn't charged to have a phone unlocked from them .


Your a 'Contract' Customer right?.
These are Pay & Go peeps? .. not the same thing mate? lol. :-)

frakison

Can you pm me the link, need a reliable unlocker


Why PM only? .. share it for the World to benefit if possible?. :-)

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amour3k

You mean your phone thats EXCLUSIVE to the O2 Network, & not to Tesco … You mean your phone thats EXCLUSIVE to the O2 Network, & not to Tesco Network yeh? hahahahaha lool. :-)


I'm taking the wee mate did you not realise ?

If your phone is over 12 months old, it is free to unlock and you have to phone customer service.

frakison

Can you pm me the link, need a reliable unlocker



Can't PM you as you don't have private messaging enabled. I've always used a chap called Lineoutcomms.

Halloway

Eh? I've got a bloke on eBay who unlocks phones for £1.49.


Only SOME phones!!!! Recent Nokias (Lumia Windows Phones and even the ridiculously cheap 101-105 series) seem impervious to the cheap unlockers.oO

I got an official code for a Nokia Lumia 630 a couple of weeks ago - it was 20 digits long!!!!!



Edited by: "BrianM" 8th Jun 2015

you know what's mad. i got the tesco s6 a few weeks ago and it was already unlocked...

I got my Tesco Motorola Moto G unlocked for £1.69 I think on eBay.

zoobenny

I got my Tesco Motorola Moto G unlocked for £1.69 I think on eBay.



as well as 95% of hotukdealers here!

MentaL

you know what's mad. i got the tesco s6 a few weeks ago and it was … you know what's mad. i got the tesco s6 a few weeks ago and it was already unlocked...


That is extremely unusual! Tesco phones are almost always locked to TescoMobile SIMs only - not even SIMs from O2 or any other operators using the O2 network will work.

BrianM

That is extremely unusual! Tesco phones are almost always locked to … That is extremely unusual! Tesco phones are almost always locked to TescoMobile SIMs only - not even SIMs from O2 or any other operators using the O2 network will work.



I know, i was surprised too!

just to clarify

as of the 01/06/2015 all pay as you go unlocks are £10

all contract phones can now be unlocked free of charge now...only exception being iphone 6 and 6 plus, these two can only be unlocked once you've paid out your contract, hope that helps!

This should be illegal anyway imo. If it's my phone, they shouldn't have the right to restrict it especially when the original contract has finished. It's also limits competition so I'm surprised OFCOM haven't looked at this sooner.

Which? have a petition to stop network locking going. I don't know if it influenced all the recent price drops or if ebay has though.

great deal because can't see any cheap eBay unlocking for those Nokia lumia phones at all .......

We unlocked my wifes last Moto G that was locked to Tesco for around £2 off Ebay.

But this might be worth it for other phones that might be more expensive or too worried if it might muck up your phone.

Halloway

Can't PM you as you don't have private messaging enabled. I've always … Can't PM you as you don't have private messaging enabled. I've always used a chap called Lineoutcomms.



Thanks for that, I'll have a look later, EE are really messing me around by delaying the codes and I need a backup plan

are you sure this is all handsets?

lander1990

are you sure this is all handsets?


It won't be!! Some handsets are easy - other (like Nokia Lumias!!!) are either extremely expensive or just cannot be hacked.

Rukanau

all contract phones can now be unlocked free of charge now...only … all contract phones can now be unlocked free of charge now...only exception being iphone 6 and 6 plus, these two can only be unlocked once you've paid out your contract


Wonder why? They are not really any different to any other high-end handsets.

So what do I do where do I take my contracted MotoG to get it ulocked for free.

any help please

BrianM

That is extremely unusual! Tesco phones are almost always locked to … That is extremely unusual! Tesco phones are almost always locked to TescoMobile SIMs only - not even SIMs from O2 or any other operators using the O2 network will work.



Me and the Mrs both got Xperia Z2's from Tesco mobile a few weeks ago, and despite it saying "I'm locked to the Tesco network" on the box, both were fully unlocked and unbranded.

BrianM

It won't be!! Some handsets are easy - other (like Nokia Lumias!!!) are … It won't be!! Some handsets are easy - other (like Nokia Lumias!!!) are either extremely expensive or just cannot be hacked.



yeah my exact thoughts

amour3k

You mean your phone thats EXCLUSIVE to the O2 Network, & not to Tesco … You mean your phone thats EXCLUSIVE to the O2 Network, & not to Tesco Network yeh? hahahahaha lool. :-)


the guy in the did my wife's fire phone for free(changed internet settings I'd all it took)

mikegrath

the guy in the did my wife's fire phone for free(changed internet … the guy in the did my wife's fire phone for free(changed internet settings I'd all it took)

typos....

It's a crazy system, that at best has only spawned a cottage industry of market traders offering phone unlocking. Doesn't surprise me in the least that Apple remain locked in, surprise surprise!

neilcaldwell

It's a crazy system, that at best has only spawned a cottage industry of … It's a crazy system, that at best has only spawned a cottage industry of market traders offering phone unlocking. Doesn't surprise me in the least that Apple remain locked in, surprise surprise!



Apple sell the iPhone unlocked. Phones sold with network contracts are locked at the request of some of the networks (phones locked after sim card inserted). Three do not lock iPhones now. All networks can unlock iPhones locked to their network.

Ralph888

Do you go to store or do you ring CS to get the unlock? Does anyone who's … Do you go to store or do you ring CS to get the unlock? Does anyone who's unlocked know if they take the tenner from the PAYG balance or do you give card details. Many thanks



I rang them yesterday to unlock my Nokia Lumia 530. They only take the fee from the balance. Asked them if they can charge my card for the tenner and it was a no.

£10 is a good price?

Or don't buy a locked phone in the first place.bit of research will tell you which are and aren't before you buy.

Many thanks, tried to do it through dialing CS menu it asked mobile number kept saying not a valid option. Went online Chat same issues eventually spoke to human who confirmed I had enough credit and deducted a tenner, She said it will take up to 10 days for the unlock code to arrive via email address I gave her. Fingers crossed!

abhaleem

I rang them yesterday to unlock my Nokia Lumia 530. They only take the … I rang them yesterday to unlock my Nokia Lumia 530. They only take the fee from the balance. Asked them if they can charge my card for the tenner and it was a no.


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