Question about Sony Ericsson w580i Cellular Phone
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1.> Get your cell phones IMEI number. Press *#06# ( 5 key press) and you should see this number displayed on your phone. Note down all numbers except the last two. You will need this when you call your providers customer service to ask for subsidy unlock code. You can also get IMEI number by removing the battery cover and battery. You should see the IMEI number written on a sticker. This number is the correct IMEI number and should match the one displayed when you pressed *#06# on your phone except for the last two digit. AGAIN DO NOT GIVE THE LAST TWO DIGIT WHEN ASKING FOR SUBSIDY UNLOCK CODE.
2.> Call you cell phone customer service and give this IMEI number. Ask them to give you SUBSIDY UNLOCK code. Subsidy unlock code is 16 digit long number.
3.> Once you have unlock code, press <**< ( < is left navigation key) key combination ( 4 key press). Select Network to unlock network and enter the subsidy unlock code. Press OK. You will see Network unlocked message displayed. Inputting incorrect unlock more than 3 times will permanently lock your phone to your provider. So beware when you enter the numbers.
You now have a Sony W580i phone that is unlocked and can be used with any GSM based mobile providers.
Good luck. Hope it helps.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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