Tip & How-To about Cell Phones
CHECK SIM-LOCK Note - If you bought your Nokia on UK Vodafone or UK Cellnet you do notneed to check this because they both transmit on GSM900, and they don't lockthe phones. However if you bought your phone on UK Orange or UK One2one yourphone may be blocked. The reason is that they both transmitt on GSM1800. Tomake a call on GSM1800 you need what is known as a "Dual band" phone.A dual band phone is able to transmit on both GSM900 and GSM1800, so they lockthe phones so you can't use it with any other network sim card. If you findthat your phone is locked you can try different software to unlock it. (We haven'tfound one that works yet), or you can ask your service provider who will gladlyexchange the 10 digit code for about £35. This is how to check the status of the 4 different locks. Aslo don't tryentering the wrong number, because after 3 times it will block the phone forgood. There are 4 different locks on yourNokia phone. · COUNTRY-LOCK · NETWORK-LOCK · PROVIDER-LOCK · SIMCARD-LOCK The code to read out the sim-lockstatus of your phone is #PW+(MASTERCODE)+(Y)# · #= DOUBLE-CROSS · W= PRESS "*" THREE TIMES · P= PRESS "*" FOUR TIMES · += PRESS "*" TWO TIMES · MASTERCODE= 1234567890 · Y= NUMBER 1 TO 4 The master code is a secret code. Thecode has 10 digits, to read out the sim-lock status you can enter everycombination you want! "Y" Shows the status of thenetwork-lock. Here you can enter a number from "1" to "4".The "4" is for the sim-card lock.
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