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    Can you use a 3 sim card in a non three branded phone?

    Basiaclly want to remove the Planet3 soft key from a Nokia 6288 so that my old Mum cannot accidentally run up bills that Three acn substantiate or explian how to stop, so I am getting the phone unlocked and de-branded.

    But then I had this aful feeling - will the sim card still work inthe phone.

    I know 3 get very arsy if you use a 3 sim in a 2G phone, but can you use a3 sim in an unbranded 3G phone i.e. Nokia 6288?

    I have googled this and the results are confusing, some forums say yes some say no.

    So anyone here got any first hand experience?

    TIA

    EliTom

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    why dont you switch the key off ?

    go into settings then go into shortcuts and change the planet key too something else

    I've got a fully unlocked nokia 6070, originally an Orange handset.
    This is only a 2.5G phone at best and i use it all the time, have done since November on the 3 network. I went to Nokia and got sent the settings for 3 wap so i can check my balance, but i can do not much more than that with it wap-wise.
    As for calls and texts, no problems at all, even rang 3 on the handset

    Original Poster

    I have tried thsi and you can't do this with "3" firmware on the phone.

    you can do this with standard Nokia firmware, hence the need for debranding

    The Planet 3 softkey is hard coded and not changable as it the up navigation button to turn on active standby or whatever it is called.

    thanks for the help BTW

    EliTom

    elitom;1790135

    I have tried thsi and you can't do this with "3" firmware on the … I have tried thsi and you can't do this with "3" firmware on the phone.you can do this with standard Nokia firmware, hence the need for debrandingThe Planet 3 softkey is hard coded and not changable as it the up navigation button to turn on active standby or whatever it is called.thanks for the help BTWEliTom



    what i have said can be done on a nokia 6500 classic with 3 firmware and on a nokia 6280 with 3 firmware.you need to go into (settings) then into (my shortcuts) then the planet 3 button will be set as (right selection key) just change that to another option such as stopwatch etc.if its not set as that then go into (navigation key) and it will be either up down left or right. then change the option too something else instead of planet 3
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