Can you use a other network sim in a locked to Virgin Mobile phone?

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Found 28th Jul 2011
I have a Nokia which is locked to Virgin Mobile and it is so expensive (26p per minute), so i was thinking if any other sim can fit in it without unlocking it. e.g. Virgin sims works locked to t-mobiles phones, also vodafone and asda.

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T-mobile. And vice vercer. I'm on virgin and I can put a T- mobile sim in and it works as they are on same network

Original Poster

Hi, whats vice vercer?

I think he means vice versa

26p a min?! How is Virgin Media still keeping it's mobile arm running with those prices? What is the standard nowadays? I have no idea as I've been on contract for years now.

Mikey91

26p a min?! How is Virgin Media still keeping it's mobile arm running … 26p a min?! How is Virgin Media still keeping it's mobile arm running with those prices? What is the standard nowadays? I have no idea as I've been on contract for years now.


i got a free htc desire hd with unlimited mins/internet and texts for £22 over 2 years and it baffles me how they do it

raptorcigs

i got a free htc desire hd with unlimited mins/internet and texts for £22 … i got a free htc desire hd with unlimited mins/internet and texts for £22 over 2 years and it baffles me how they do it



With Virgin Media? That's a very good price. They must think people on PAYG are mugs.



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Edited by: "darklight" 28th Jul 2011

Tom4646
Hi, whats vice vercer?
solarforce
I think he means vice versa
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Yer that's wat it means. I spell the way I speak. If you speak it you no wat it meens

Original Poster

Mikey91

26p a min?! How is Virgin Media still keeping it's mobile arm running … 26p a min?! How is Virgin Media still keeping it's mobile arm running with those prices? What is the standard nowadays? I have no idea as I've been on contract for years now.


You can get at cheap as 8p per minute with giffgaff or o2 is 20p

Original Poster

Bump - are they the only networks which work also i tried a t-mobile sim in it and it didnt work but im not too sure if that sim has been cut off.

Banned

Do you understand the concept of "locked"?

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dimebars

Do you understand the concept of "locked"?


Yes, but as i said some said to be 'locked' mobiles can actually work on other sims. e.g. Asda Mobile work in a locked Vodafone mobile.

Asda uses the voda network which is why their sims work in the locked phones. Same with Virgin - they run on the t-mobile network so their sims work in virgin locked phones too.

Can I use a Vodafone Sim in a locked virgin phone

Jeanh1

Can I use a Vodafone Sim in a locked virgin phone



No, Virgin 'piggy backs' from EE network (formally Orange and T-Mobile) as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator alongside other MVNO's Co-Op Mobile and Asda Mobile.
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