Question about Cell Phones

2 Answers

Audiovox PPC6700 ALLTEC will not work on Australia Vodaphone Network

Put Vodaphone SIM in US cellular phone and told by vodaphone that it will not work. It could ne locked, but I don't think so.
Help.
What I know about phones ould be wrtten on a postage stamp.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 310 Answers

See Europeans mobiles will not work in asia...if u want to work this means go to any service center and they will release the lock...

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,011 Answers

Dear Sir/Madam,

To unlock the phone u call the customer service of vodaphone and ask the CODE to unlock the phone.

Step 1: Getting the mysterious unlock code
Persuading your phone network carrier to give you the unlock code to your cell phone may be the most difficult part of the entire process.
The code is a number entered into U.S. phones to allow a SIM card from a third-party carrier to work with your cell phone. Internet message boards are full of complaints about carriers withholding codes along with offers of software or services for unlocking. But I also found a number of postings from people who said they got the code from their carrier simply by asking.
I called AT&T as a customer and explained my situation: I was going to the U.K. for one week, and would like to avoid high roaming fees by using a local SIM card. I explained that I had no wish to permanently change carriers, as I had a two-year contract and was happy with their service. Could I please have the unlock code for my phone?
I was met with a little reluctance. The first customer service representative told me this would require her to "submit a case" for getting the unlock code and that once approved it could take up to a week for the "unlock code team" to figure out the code for my particular phone. Her supervisor then tried to sell me an international plan that would reduce the usual $1.29 per-minute charge to "only" 99 cents per minute. I promptly declined. He then told me that it could take a week to get the code because it must be sent from the manufacturer.


Step 2: Unlocking your phone, activating the SIM card
I chose Vodafone as my test case and went to its store in Paddington Station upon arriving in London. Gabriel, the Vodafone employee who helped me, was kind enough to let me verify that the unlock code and the Vodafone SIM card worked before he charged me for the SIM card.

Before doing anything, I confirmed my phone's IMEI by typing in "*#06#" and "send". AT&T had sent the unlock code for the correct IMEI.
Next, I removed my old SIM card, inserted the new prepaid Vodafone SIM card and turned on my phone. I was immediately prompted to enter my eight-digit unlock code and instructed to press "OK". Doing this made the SIM and my phone available for use.
Vodafone's activation process was simple. You activate, get your phone number, set up voice mail, check your balance and add to your balance by punching in a numeric code for each function and pressing send. The company gives you a little book and cheat sheet to remember the codes.
The SIM card kit, which costs $10 (5 pounds) and includes $2 worth of talk time and free weekend calls and texts, remains active as long as you use it at least once every nine months. This means you can reuse the same SIM card and phone number the next time you travel where that network is available.
There are several price plans to choose from, depending on variables like mobile TV, free nights and weekends, video or picture messaging, video calling, mobile broadband, unlimited monthly usage and texting. I went with the standard "Anytime" plan that was 60 cents for the first three minutes of the day and 20 cents after that. You could save more money by buying 70 texts for $10 and just texting.
I bought a 5-pound Vodafone "TopUp" voucher with cash and entered the 12-digit code it came with on my phone to add more money to the SIM card. The vouchers also are available via ATMs for the banks HSBC, Lloyds, TSB, Natwest or Royal Bank of Scotland. You can alternatively register your credit card with Vodafone and add minutes by texting.
Step 3: The road test. And: What about switching back?
The phone worked without a hitch. It was nice to be able to give people in the U.K. a local phone number for their convenience and also store their incoming numbers on my own phone. Also, phone numbers provided when calling information can be texted to your phone. That may not seem like much, but it can be much easier than struggling to scribble down a four-digit exchange and six-digit number dispatched by a fast-talking operator.
Upon returning home, I was a little nervous: Nobody from either AT&T or Vodafone told me how to switch back to my original service. Upon landing in New York, I simply removed the Vodafone SIM card, put my AT&T SIM card back in and powered on the phone. After a few minutes, my phone reconnected with the local network and I was back to my old service.
Things to consider
Your phone must be compatible with one of the networks used in the country you're visiting. My Cingular 8525 (AT&T 8525) is compatible with GSM 850/900/1800/1900; EDGE; UMTS and HSDPA. The major mobile carriers in the U.K. use GSM 900, GSM 1800 and 3G networks, so there was no problem.
Finally, there's no guarantee that your carrier or phone manufacturer will be cooperative in handing over the unlock code for your phone. A little extra patience while on the phone with the customer service representative and giving your carrier plenty of notice before your trip will likely help.


Thanks
Good Luck

"Don't Forget to rate the solution"

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need unlock code for samsung GT-E1190. Im in australia and its locked to vodaphone need to use telstra sim


Unlocking helps to remove the network lock..So that you can use with other GSM Network sim card in it.IMEI Number is Unique for every mobile..IMEI means International Mobile Equipment identity.Using the IMEI you can identify the mobile phone model...It's unique for every phone.It will not same...While Unlocking you need to specify the brand ,model ,network,country it's locked now ,IMEI number
S/N is RF1C57WBP7B is serial number..
You can get the Unlock code for SAMSUNG E1190 model Phone at
Classicunlocking.com/samsung-e1190/rs17wp9/ and Unlock it from Vodafone network lock..Then use with Telstra Australia or any gsm network from any Countries.

Oct 08, 2012 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

I have a vodaphone sim but cant access my vodaphone network


Brother first i cant get your problem fully. as far as i got it, the problem of your handset is that you may have bought cell out of country or there may b some functions not available in phone for all kind of sims. so brother you must contact you handsets msade company

Jun 10, 2010 | Sony Ericsson K320i Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Sim doesnt pik up a network


the phone needs to be unlocked

Mar 02, 2010 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

Hi i am looking for a code to unolock a vodaphone to the o2 netwo


Try this on your dial pad enter: 2945#*990#...select: sim unlock...select: network lock and even your phones IMEI number.

Mar 01, 2010 | Sony Ericsson K800i Cellular Phone

1 Answer

I NEED PHONE LOCK FOR T MOBILE G600 SO I CAN PUT VODAPHONE SIM IN


1-Turn on the phone without sim card .
2-Pull off the battery cover and insert any non-accepted sim card (without turning off the handset)
3-Do full reset *2767*3855# , phone will reboot and goes to Menu .
4-Customize Sp-lock code *7465625*638*00000000*00000000#
5-Unlock your phone with new SP code #7465625*638*00000000#
6-Enjoy G600 unlocked

Tested with few pieces
biggrin.gif

Feb 08, 2009 | Samsung SGH-D600 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Unlocking vodaphone sony ericsson v600i


You can get the unlock code here http://www.mobile-unlocker.com/unlock-your-phone/rs2wp2/ and also get the unlock instruction here http://www.mobileunlockguide.com/ By using this you can unlock easily...

Jun 03, 2008 | Sony Ericsson V600i Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Ryry08@hotmail.co.uk


u can change network band from ur mobile setting and select band 900MHz.

May 27, 2008 | Samsung SGH-D600 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Nokia 2310 code error


if your mobile lock try 0000 or 1234, Or If U Change Default unlock Passward, Please go to Nokia Gallary In Your area and Ask them To Unlock Your Mobile.
If Your Sim card Lock their are two Solutions One is Call Cusomer care of vodaphone and ask them for PUK Code i.e. passward of Sim Card and another solution is if card rejected go to the nearest Vodaphone Gallary and askl them to unlock, it takes maximum 4 or 5 min.

May 19, 2008 | Nokia 2310 Cellular Phone

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cell Phones Logo

Related Topics:

186 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cell Phones Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

IT Solution
IT Solution

Level 3 Expert

805 Answers

Are you a Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...