Can you unlock a Nokia 5800?

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Found 22nd Mar 2010
OK, my daughters Nokia 5800 developed a fault, so I sent it back to Marshall Ward for repair. Only they didn't even bother repairing it, just sent it back and credited my account GRRRRRRR I got it really cheap from one of the offers on here. I'm fuming to say the least. Anyways, I have argued a replacement out of them, but it will be locked to T-Mobile, but I need it for o2, can they be unlocked?

google is confusing me! lol

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They can be, but it's a phone shop job. Should cost between 10 and 20 quid.

Or T could unlock it, I think they charge 20 quid. . .

I'd be weary as i wanted to get my 5800 unlocked around christmas time and took it to several phone shops but they couldn't do it yet as it was some different version, can't remember the reason. Since virgin uses T-mobile network, might be the same? This was a few months ago so might of changed now.

Go to any market stall that offers phones and they will do it, never had any phone not unlockable yet

Well if you bought an o2 one then they should replace it with an o2 one?

Original Poster

GAVINLEWISHUKD;8176417

Well if you bought an o2 one then they should replace it with an o2 one?



They don't sell it anymore

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rwm24;8176418

http://www.avforums.com/forums/nokia-mobile-phone-discussions/1147780-unlocking-5800-t-mobile.html



That thread would imply its not that easy then?

ChipSticks;8177150

That thread would imply its not that easy then?



Yup it doesn't look like an easy unlock, it's probably worth taking to somewhere on the high street/market though

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rwm24;8177487

Yup it doesn't look like an easy unlock, it's probably worth taking to … Yup it doesn't look like an easy unlock, it's probably worth taking to somewhere on the high street/market though



The thing is, I don't want to open the phone and then be told it can't be unlocked, I'm stuck with it then.

Can you definitely get an unlock from T mobile? I don't mind paying a bit extra if it's guaranteed to work.

I can't find anything on the T Mob site

ChipSticks;8177600

The thing is, I don't want to open the phone and then be told it can't be … The thing is, I don't want to open the phone and then be told it can't be unlocked, I'm stuck with it then. Can you definitely get an unlock from T mobile? I don't mind paying a bit extra if it's guaranteed to work.I can't find anything on the T Mob site

What do you mean opening the phone? Send over it i will do it FOC just enclose return postage if its a SL3 i will simply return it or can get it done for you but that will be at cost

spitroast

I got my 5800 unlocked - it was originally on TMobile and I am now using it on O2

It is a tricky unlock but shouldn't cost more than £10 - I would only take it to a phone shop (not a market stall)

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spit roast;8179264

What do you mean opening the phone? Send over it i will do it FOC just … What do you mean opening the phone? Send over it i will do it FOC just enclose return postage if its a SL3 i will simply return it or can get it done for you but that will be at costspitroast



hiya, lovely of you to offer, but you must agree, I'd have to be slightly mad to send a brand new £150 phone to a total stranger from the internet? lol. many thanks though

what is SL3?

Mrs.Z;8179411

I got my 5800 unlocked - it was originally on TMobile and I am now using … I got my 5800 unlocked - it was originally on TMobile and I am now using it on O2It is a tricky unlock but shouldn't cost more than £10 - I would only take it to a phone shop (not a market stall)



What kind of phone shop? the only places I know that unlock phones are market stalls lol :oops:

ChipSticks;8182004

hiya, lovely of you to offer, but you must agree, I'd have to be slightly … hiya, lovely of you to offer, but you must agree, I'd have to be slightly mad to send a brand new £150 phone to a total stranger from the internet? lol. many thanks though :)what is SL3?What kind of phone shop? the only places I know that unlock phones are market stalls lol :oops:

New sercuity basically and im a very trusted members across forums i live in Derby your more then welcome to come to me! and i would'nt risk getting banned of this awsome money saving forum

spitroast

*#0000# on the phone

This will show the software version of the phone.

If your phone version is not a double figure before the decimal point ie. 6.51 then i CAN unlock it

spitroast

Original Poster

OK, i checked the version and it is double figure before the .

Does that mean it's unlockable?


And sorry for slow response, it only just arrived

Yea can be done but not in house any pro unlocker will have to send it away £20 to £35

spitroast

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spit roast;8185884

Yea can be done but not in house any pro unlocker will have to send it … Yea can be done but not in house any pro unlocker will have to send it away £20 to £35spitroast



Gutted

Would TMobile unlock it for me?

On a side note, do you know anything about unlocking a Samsung Genio Slide? Would I have the same problems? it's locked to Vodafone, thinking of just swapping this Nokia for the Samsung one.

ChipSticks;8186637

Gutted :(Would TMobile unlock it for me?On a side note, do you know … Gutted :(Would TMobile unlock it for me?On a side note, do you know anything about unlocking a Samsung Genio Slide? Would I have the same problems? it's locked to Vodafone, thinking of just swapping this Nokia for the Samsung one.

T-Mobile will charge you £15 for the unlock code but it's not instant,you wont have any problems getting the Genio unlocked if you do just send it over i will do it FOC

spitroast

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Thanks for you help, will rep xxx
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