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Vodafone NOW unlocking phones for free.
Vodafone NOW unlocking phones for free.

Vodafone NOW unlocking phones for free.

Hi Guys

If you have a Vodafone Mobile that is locked, vodafone will now unlock them for free.
Not too sure if it is to with a new law coming, but call vodafone customer services on 191.
Contract phones of any age, even expired contract ones. They will also unlock contract phones recently taken out within 12 months.
PAYG phones have to be at least 12 months old.

They just need your IMEI number (type *#06# on the handset). They will then tell you the unlock code to unrestrict the handset and instructions. They know the phone make from the system after they have your IMIE.

I have just unlocked a new N95, and a dead old Motorola no problems.
Get digging them old phones out of the draws.

Apparently you can also request this online if you have a online vodafone account.

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nice one thanks

will check it out

Great thanks for the heads up

Seriously hot deal.

Sounds Good i hope "3" adopt this policy

Voda unlocked a phone I bought for free a few months ago.Thought it was because the CS rep fancied me.

what new law is this ???????????:thinking:

i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you reckon they will give me the unlock code?

Well in a lot of EU countries it's illegal to have a phone locked to one network, maybe they are implementing that rule over here

how to do unlock on the Internet???

I have no credit can i still do this?

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tiaria;1948733

i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you … i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you reckon they will give me the unlock code?



they are supposed to be registered in your name, but in reality all you need to do is get a voda payt sim, and give them that mobile number and they shoud unlock any phone assuming its not reported lost or stolen

Gravityjay;1948741

Well in a lot of EU countries it's illegal to have a phone locked to one … Well in a lot of EU countries it's illegal to have a phone locked to one network, maybe they are implementing that rule over here



the EU has its positives then. :thumbsup:

How to do it online: here

Hope this helps, not all of us like to ring customer services!

colinsunderland;1948775

they are supposed to be registered in your name, but in reality all you … they are supposed to be registered in your name, but in reality all you need to do is get a voda payt sim, and give them that mobile number and they shoud unlock any phone assuming its not reported lost or stolen



thanks colin:thumbsup: and user1234

tiaria;1948733

i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you … i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you reckon they will give me the unlock code?



Think you need to be a vodafone customer but all that means is you have to get a PAYG or a friend on Vodafone...see forum.vodafone.co.uk/ind…483

Offical Vodafone instructions: forum.vodafone.co.uk/ind…371

Maybe THATS why O2 are dumping the iPhones ?

cheers, not heard anything about the law...would be very surprised if its true....if it is then it will the consumer who loses out at the Mobile Network Operators such as Vodafone, Orange, etc who subsidise the cost of the phone by locking the customer into a contract

maybe another stupid law then! All that will happen is that new phones will become £200-1000 instead or tariffs will increase alot (more likely the former imo)

Incidentally - it is International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)...a unique identifer for each handset/phone

hot!! heat added
It's really annoying when you buy a phone and it's locked to particular network then you spend (some times more thank the original phone cost) more to unlock
should be followed by all networks

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dammit...no phones on voda.

remember guys that u will still loose guarantee if u go for it

raymcm;1948802

Maybe THATS why O2 are dumping the iPhones ?



no, cause they are ****.....look nice (to some), very gimmicky but as a mobile phone and for surfing they are dated (about 3 years+ out of date!!)...i mean no 3G, no multi messaging, no bluetooth...what!

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ramkmr;1948821

hot!! heat addedIt's really annoying when you buy a phone and it's … hot!! heat addedIt's really annoying when you buy a phone and it's locked to particular network then you spend (some times more thank the original phone cost) more to unlockshould be followed by all networks



enjoy paying £50 for phones that are currently £9.99 due to no subsidy's on them anymore if.when it happens!

raymcm;1948802

Maybe THATS why O2 are dumping the iPhones ?



O2 aren't 'dumping' the iphone afaik...

Original Poster

tiaria;1948733

i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you … i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you reckon they will give me the unlock code?





Yes, stick a voda sim in, call 191, give them the IMIE. Just say you have heard that you now unlock vodafones for free, and don't charge any more. He/she will ask for your IMIE, give you instructions and the code to type and when to type it..

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yahoo;1948834

remember guys that u will still loose guarantee if u go for it



rubbish, unlocking a phone by code does not in any way affect the warranty

ramkmr;1948821

hot!! heat addedIt's really annoying when you buy a phone and it's locked … hot!! heat addedIt's really annoying when you buy a phone and it's locked to particular network then you spend (some times more thank the original phone cost) more to unlockshould be followed by all networks


because the phones are heavily subsidised by the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) like Vodafone :roll:

Hot hot hot!

Original Poster

tiaria;1948733

i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you … i have just brought a phone from ebay which is locked to vodaphone do you reckon they will give me the unlock code?



Take care the IMIE is not cloned, check the sticker matches the code when typing *#06#

Also make sure it is not stolen, as it may flag on the IMIE database??

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Matt J;1948843

O2 aren't 'dumping' the iphone afaik...




I read on the other forum, that the o2 deal with iphone has another 2 years to run.... :roll:

Don't know how much o2 are paying, but they won't be getting monies worth on contract sign ups.. lol

colinsunderland;1948842

enjoy paying £50 for phones that are currently £9.99 due to no subsidy's o … enjoy paying £50 for phones that are currently £9.99 due to no subsidy's on them anymore if.when it happens!


and the rest....£500-1000 more like for the newest phones, older ones (6mths old+) will still be £200-500

janz70;1948729

what new law is this ???????????:thinking:



its a strange law, like the one where its illegal not to go to the local park on a sunday and practise your archery..............strange indeed as Virgin are soon to STOP unlocking phones for free according to reports on here.

sweet, just called them up the woman was like your phone isn't a year old, well the sharp 903 came out june 05, and has stopped being in production since like october 2006 so of course its more than two years old! so I shall be able to use my 50 or so sims all with free credit! woop im happy!

great find. heat and rep added
i'll be doing this first thing in the morning!

it says on
forum.vodafone.co.uk/ind…483
that they will unlock it for free if it was a contract phone or if it is more than 12 months old or otherwise it will cost £19.99

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tiaria;1948906

it says on http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=1483that they … it says on http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=1483that they will unlock it for free if it was a contract phone or if it is more than 12 months old or otherwise it will cost £19.99



The n95 I did is a month into its contract. Give them a ring... 191 Free call I understand if using a contract sim, not sure on PAYG.

Wow great info, requested unlock code for my K800i. WIll let you know of results. Heated and repped!

NO!!!! I can't do it. The guy says i need to have had my phone for a year... I gave him my phone version it was nokia n95 8gb. It hasn't been out for a year....

Chiptivo;1948909

The n95 I did is a month into its contract. Give them a ring... 191 Free … The n95 I did is a month into its contract. Give them a ring... 191 Free call I understand if using a contract sim, not sure on PAYG.



i'm with orange so will cost me £19.99:w00t: Great deal anyway heat and rep added.

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Chiptivo;1948909

The n95 I did is a month into its contract. Give them a ring... 191 Free … The n95 I did is a month into its contract. Give them a ring... 191 Free call I understand if using a contract sim, not sure on PAYG.



thats what he said

I must say I haven't heard of any change of policy on this - but then the voda intranet can be pretty slow in updating
Will be interesting to find out of others get payt under 12 months old unlocked free

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