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I just bought a phone which is supposed to be unlocked but when I insert my sim card and enter my pin code it then says locked network. I bought the phone from somebody through classified ads so I don't know which network the person before me was using. The phone is from the UK but I'm in Europe, France now. My imei is as follows 35305603208187/4 Can u tell me what I can do so I can use my phone please or did I definitely get fooled by the seller? cheers,

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The phone will only be unlocked to any UK networks (vodafone, 02, virgin, t-mobile etc)

If your using your phone in france im unsure if the phone will accept the sim as its a UK device.

Only option is to contact your service providor and ask for help.

Hope this answers your question and please rate thanks

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