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Old May 22nd 06, 05:43 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm
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Hi all,

I have a Siemens S-55 tri-band phone that takes sim cards. It was used
briefly by me in Canada where I live. Planning a trip to Germany next
year, and will need a phone there. I heard I can just get a sim card
overseas, pay for the credid, and be on my merry way.
Then I heard of locked or unlocked phones. How can I tell here and now
if my phone is locked or not? I have no other sim card to try it with.
Took a look through the newsgroups, and found if I push *#06#, I get
the IMEI number. But that number does not mean anything to me.
Any ideas or helpful hints are very much welcomed.

Cheers, Frank
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Old May 22nd 06, 09:36 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm
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"Frank H" wrote in message
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Hi all,

I have a Siemens S-55 tri-band phone that takes sim cards. It was used
briefly by me in Canada where I live. Planning a trip to Germany next
year, and will need a phone there. I heard I can just get a sim card
overseas, pay for the credid, and be on my merry way.
Then I heard of locked or unlocked phones. How can I tell here and now
if my phone is locked or not? I have no other sim card to try it with.
Took a look through the newsgroups, and found if I push *#06#, I get
the IMEI number. But that number does not mean anything to me.
Any ideas or helpful hints are very much welcomed.

Cheers, Frank



No way of telling untill you put a diffrent network sim in the phone.
Buy a german card from http://experimentalist.co.uk/shop/index.php?cPath=39
If dont work then its locked you may have to pay to get unlock then might
not even be locked.

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Old May 22nd 06, 11:57 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm
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On Mon, 22 May 2006 20:36:29 +0100, "www.goldno.com"
wrote:

Thanks for the reply. That might be the way for me to go.
Get a card and try it. I will take care of that in the next few days.
Cheers, Frank


No way of telling untill you put a diffrent network sim in the phone.
Buy a german card from http://experimentalist.co.uk/shop/index.php?cPath=39
If dont work then its locked you may have to pay to get unlock then might
not even be locked.


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Old May 23rd 06, 12:05 AM posted to alt.cellular.gsm
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Yep, you can just get a prepaid sim and pop it in your unlocked phone.

You have to put another provider's sim in it to verify that though.
Check with a friend, co-worker, etc.

Frank H Wrote:
Hi all,

I have a Siemens S-55 tri-band phone that takes sim cards. It was used
briefly by me in Canada where I live. Planning a trip to Germany next
year, and will need a phone there. I heard I can just get a sim card
overseas, pay for the credid, and be on my merry way.
Then I heard of locked or unlocked phones. How can I tell here and now
if my phone is locked or not? I have no other sim card to try it with.
Took a look through the newsgroups, and found if I push *#06#, I get
the IMEI number. But that number does not mean anything to me.
Any ideas or helpful hints are very much welcomed.

Cheers, Frank



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Old May 23rd 06, 07:38 AM posted to alt.cellular.gsm
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On Mon, 22 May 2006 22:05:49 +0000, mrcamp
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Yep, you can just get a prepaid sim and pop it in your unlocked phone.

You have to put another provider's sim in it to verify that though.
Check with a friend, co-worker, etc.


That is a great idea. I'll as around if somebody else is using a
sim'ed phone with a different provider and give it a try.

Thanks, Frank
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Old April 22nd 14, 05:39 PM
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Hi all, I have a Siemens S-55 tri-band phone that takes sim cards. It was used briefly by me in Canada where I live. Planning a trip to Germany next year, and will need a phone there. I heard I can just get a sim card overseas, pay for the credid, and be on my merry way. Then I heard of locked or unlocked phones. How can I tell here and now if my phone is locked or not? I have no other sim card to try it with. Took a look through the newsgroups, and found if I push *#06#, I get the IMEI number. But that number does not mean anything to me. Any ideas or helpful hints are very much welcomed. Cheers, Frank
HI you can buy German sim from online providers and try to use it in your siemens s55 mobile if it accepts then it mean your phone is unlocked else if your phone displays messages like sim unlock code ,network unlock code ,NCK code and so on then it mean your phone is locked to any particular network .To fix this you have to unlock your phone from its present network provider .You can easily unlock your phone using sites like Unlocking4U.com here they are rendering unlock code for all mobile models at reliable cost ....
 




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