Not locked otherwise it would say "insert sim card" sounds like either your phone is barred of it has a fault. If its barred it means its been reported lost or stolen (not saying it has!) if its a software fault and it needs flashing just take it your local unlocking shop i charge £10 in my shop
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Hi, Thanks for contacting Fixya. Its a big procedure. You can reload the software but that will erases the data from your cell phone. So, Click on the below link and follow the steps provided in that link. Or, Copy the URL and paste it in your web browser. Hopefully it should work..
If the owner of the phone lost it or had it stolen, they can have the phone blocked, using the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number. If that’s the case the phone can only be unblocked by a repair shop.
The SIM card is blocked because the person who's phone it was, doesn't want to pay for calls made by someone else. So the SIM card is never going to work again. Blacklisting:
This is not a security code, but it works like one! To help combat mobile phone thefts, the networks share a database of the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) of mobile phones that have been reported stolen. Once a phone is on this list, it will not be allowed to use any of the networks.
This can be a risk if you buy a second-hand phone, because if it has been stolen, or if an unscrupulous seller makes an insurance claim after selling, the phone you bought in good faith may be permanently disabled.
Be very careful to check the source of a second-hand phone!