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    Vodafone Nokia 5800

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    Hey All,
    I'm thinkin of buying a new Nokia 5800, I've seen a few on ebay. I'm jus wondering whether a vodafone branded nokia 5800 is locked to vodafone or not? Also can the phone be debranded?
    I'm sure someone on this wonderful site will know!
    Rep for any help received!!

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    I think debranding needs the software changing, but i am not sure.
    I know last year Vodafone phones were being issued unlocked or if they were locked vodafone would unlock them for free as i had a couple of vodafone phones and did this.
    I presume this is still the case.
    This was the statement from Jan 08
    Vodafone will supply a Network Unlock Code (NUC) for you if you've purchased a phone from us on either Contract or Pay As You Talk (PAYT) (* not applicable for the BlackBerry Storm - see post three on this thread). An NUC allows you to use non-Vodafone SIM cards inside your Vodafone handset.

    If you got the phone with a contract the NUC will be free of charge, regardless of its age, as all new contract phones are now dispatched unlocked.
    If the phone is a PAYT handset over 12 months old the code will also be free of charge.
    If it's a PAYT handset that's less than 12 months old a charge of £19.99 including VAT would apply. The £19.99 will need to be credited to your phone before you apply for the code. Once the NUC has been issued the charge will be debited.

    Check out this thread:

    hotukdeals.com/for…336

    These Nokia's from Vodafone are unlocked and are not branded ;-)

    The ones from 02 are unlocked also by the way.

    If you got your phone on a contract and it is locked, a simple call to them will get it unlocked FOC,
    For de-branding, search for user Item number: 320340725037 and he/she is selling that software on Fleabay. I bought of him and it's so easy to do. I paid about £5 from him, but he's recently dropped to £3.75.
    It definetly makes the phone faster and easier to use.

    You shouldn't need to pay for software to debrand as the main one (Nemesis) is a free download, it simply works by allowing you to change the product code so that when you hook it up to the Nokia software updater it updates your phone with a generic edition rather than the branded version.

    John

    Johnmcl7;4405048

    You shouldn't need to pay for software to debrand as the main one … You shouldn't need to pay for software to debrand as the main one (Nemesis) is a free download, it simply works by allowing you to change the product code so that when you hook it up to the Nokia software updater it updates your phone with a generic edition rather than the branded version.John



    How do you know which product code to use with each model? The item I bought came with these for all sorts of Nokia phones.

    kyalion;4405127

    How do you know which product code to use with each model? The item I … How do you know which product code to use with each model? The item I bought came with these for all sorts of Nokia phones.



    Just search for the type you want, they're easy to find - many sites maintain lists showing all the different product codes for various regions and types.

    John

    Original Poster Banned

    Hi all, thanks everyone for the advice! I knew HUKD wouldn't fail me! Rep added to all posters....
    Cheers! :-D

    Nemesis doesn't work on the 5800

    hi Takos,
    do you want to buy?....I am selling brand new (just bought it on contract), but want to use my old PDA phone instead of 5800...
    Pl. let me know.

    Hi Takos

    I too have one for sale - unused and in box - i dont even think ive opened it - i'll have to double check. I know it is unbranded and i can check if it is unlocked if u wish?

    Let me know.

    Robbie Smith;4452111

    Hi TakosI too have one for sale - unused and in box - i dont even think … Hi TakosI too have one for sale - unused and in box - i dont even think ive opened it - i'll have to double check. I know it is unbranded and i can check if it is unlocked if u wish?Let me know.



    im also interested purchasing a nokia 5800, pls lmk ur askin price

    Bablu;4451580

    hi Takos,do you want to buy?....I am selling brand new (just bought it on … hi Takos,do you want to buy?....I am selling brand new (just bought it on contract), but want to use my old PDA phone instead of 5800...Pl. let me know.



    interested in gettin one of these myself, love the look of this phone pls lmk how much you looking for pls

    Uridium;4422952

    Nemesis doesn't work on the 5800



    What? It don't work? What do you mean it won't work?

    not good!!

    I think the vodafone one is blue as well

    rash;4465136

    What? It don't work? What do you mean it won't work?not good!!



    JAfFand Phoenix are your only options at the moment. Be aware Nokia are getting very keen checking product codes on handests in for warranty repair now as well

    Uridium;4475123

    JAfFand Phoenix are your only options at the moment. Be aware Nokia are … JAfFand Phoenix are your only options at the moment. Be aware Nokia are getting very keen checking product codes on handests in for warranty repair now as well



    lucky 4 me all my nokia's phones are sim free!

    I had a 5800 for a week on vodafone upgrade, I thought it was pants. Poor GUI, poor touchscreen response, didn't like the raised edge, cheap plasticky look and feel, bendy screen etc etc. I am used to Symbian (had an N95 8GB) but I found this s l o w.
    I compared it to a friends iphone and the 5800 was outclassed in almost every way. Even the supposed excellence of the dedicated sound card on the 5800 sounded no better to me than my N95 8GB.
    If you can do without the 'slightly' better camera on the 5800 (I wasn't impressed with it) and the mms thing etc then go for an iphone. I've just ordered one.
    5800 on PAYG = £250 + min £5 pm web = £310 over 12 months
    iphone on PAYG = £340 with free web for 12 months
    £30 more, but in my opinion a vastly superior bit of kit, like 5 times as good.
    Just thought I'd add my opinion for anyone who is not sure. I wouldn't have bothered with the 5800 if I had known.
    PS I am not anti-Nokia or pro-Apple, but I just like quality kit
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