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Old August 9th 04, 08:24 PM
GMS
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Hi all,

Just reached the end of a 12 month contract with T-mobile through Phones 4 U
(uk).
I have a Nokia 3650 which I'm quite happy with, but I was offered a new
handset to get me to stay.

I took them up on this and took a Samsung x600 to pass on to my girlfriend.
She has a virgin PAYG and I'm thinking of unlocking the x600 so she can use
it but I'm a little unsure of what I'm doing.

I looked at a load of online unlocking services which look OK on the surface
but I was wondering if any of you had any advice, recommendations or words
of warning that I can think about before going ahead.

The only concern that I can really identify is that the handset may still
belong to the network. Is this a real concern?

Thanks for any thoughts,

ste


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Old August 9th 04, 08:40 PM
GMS
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"Cyrus Afzali" wrote in message
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On Mon, 09 Aug 2004 18:24:27 GMT, "GMS" wrote:

Hi all,

Just reached the end of a 12 month contract with T-mobile through Phones

4 U
(uk).
I have a Nokia 3650 which I'm quite happy with, but I was offered a new
handset to get me to stay.

I took them up on this and took a Samsung x600 to pass on to my

girlfriend.
She has a virgin PAYG and I'm thinking of unlocking the x600 so she can

use
it but I'm a little unsure of what I'm doing.


You mean using it on your plan? If so, you'd have to convert to some
shared minutes or "family" plan. Otherwise, she'd have to get a plan
on her own.

I looked at a load of online unlocking services which look OK on the

surface
but I was wondering if any of you had any advice, recommendations or

words
of warning that I can think about before going ahead.


You say you got the phone through a UK provider, but was your TM
contract with T-Mobile USA or one of its overseas units? I don't know
what the policy is of the units outside the U.S., but TM USA will give
you the unlock code once you've been a customer for about 90 days, as
long as your account is in good standing. Once you have that, you can
unlock it yourself and save any fee.

The only concern that I can really identify is that the handset may still
belong to the network. Is this a real concern?


Not if it's properly unlocked.

Thanks for any thoughts,

ste



Sorry - should have been clearer. I'm in the UK and my contract and
everything are with T-mobile UK.
I'm just interested in getting my girl's Virgin pay as you go sim and
sticking it in the Samsung that's currently locked to T-mobile.

When you say "Not if it's properly unlocked", can you clarify what you mean
by that?

Cheers


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Old August 9th 04, 11:15 PM
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"GMS" wrote in message
. uk...
The only concern that I can really identify is that the handset may still
belong to the network. Is this a real concern?


No. You paid for the phone, either directly in cash or as a part of your
monthly service fees. The phone belongs to you, so you are free to unlock
it (or not) as you wish. However, before you pay someone to unlock it,
phone T-Mobile and ask if they can give you the unlock code for your old
phone. They might.

Jim


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Old August 9th 04, 11:34 PM
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From what I hear, T-Mobile will help you unlock it after mere 14 days.
Ask them before you spend any time or money.
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Old August 10th 04, 12:31 PM
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"Newbie" wrote in message
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From what I hear, T-Mobile will help you unlock it after mere 14 days.
Ask them before you spend any time or money.


great stuff - thanks all.


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Old August 13th 04, 01:18 AM
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"GMS" wrote in message
. uk...
Hi all,

Just reached the end of a 12 month contract with T-mobile through Phones 4

U
(uk).
I have a Nokia 3650 which I'm quite happy with, but I was offered a new
handset to get me to stay.

I took them up on this and took a Samsung x600 to pass on to my

girlfriend.
She has a virgin PAYG and I'm thinking of unlocking the x600 so she can

use
it but I'm a little unsure of what I'm doing.

I looked at a load of online unlocking services which look OK on the

surface
but I was wondering if any of you had any advice, recommendations or words
of warning that I can think about before going ahead.

The only concern that I can really identify is that the handset may still
belong to the network. Is this a real concern?

Thanks for any thoughts,

ste

You can unlock it FREE here,

http://www.cellphonehacks.com/viewtopic.php?t=13672

MahaRaj


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Old August 13th 04, 01:28 AM
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"MahaRaj" wrote in message
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"GMS" wrote in message
. uk...
Hi all,

Just reached the end of a 12 month contract with T-mobile through Phones

4
U
(uk).
I have a Nokia 3650 which I'm quite happy with, but I was offered a new
handset to get me to stay.

I took them up on this and took a Samsung x600 to pass on to my

girlfriend.
She has a virgin PAYG and I'm thinking of unlocking the x600 so she can

use
it but I'm a little unsure of what I'm doing.

I looked at a load of online unlocking services which look OK on the

surface
but I was wondering if any of you had any advice, recommendations or

words
of warning that I can think about before going ahead.

The only concern that I can really identify is that the handset may

still
belong to the network. Is this a real concern?

Thanks for any thoughts,

ste

You can unlock it FREE here,

http://www.cellphonehacks.com/viewtopic.php?t=13672

MahaRaj



post your IMEI no and I will send you unlock codes FREE.





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Old August 15th 04, 03:53 AM
James D
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MahaRaj,

How can you do that for free?
Is it safe to post an IMEI number?
I just want to make sure...

jim




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Old December 16th 11, 11:38 AM
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hi i wish to add my experience here .i brought my nokia mobile from uk locked with t-mobile .i have no idea about how to solve the problem .many guided me to use software to unlock it .but the process seems to be long and it seems to consume more time .then one of my friend guide me to use codes to unlock the mobile .i got the codes from here mobileunlocksolutions here they ask the following details before providing the codes they are mobile model,country and the network which locks your mobile ,imei
number of the mobile .finally they will send the codes to unlock the mobile.i felt happy with their service.
 




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