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    Santa Anyone know about unlocking phones?

    Okay so up until recently I had my usual phone and a punting phone which are on different networks. One phone met its untimely end after colliding with a wall a few days ago.

    Soooo as to save myself buying a new phone I went to a vodafone shop and asked about unlocking so i could use both my sims in it. The 3 numpties working there were clearly irritated I'd interrupted their conversation, one blurted out to "check the website, that'll show you how". I asked if they'd just tell me... Nope, apparently that's beyond their job description. Employee of the month right there.
    Anyway, I checked the website and i'm still just as clueless.


    So does anyone here know to unlock phones?
    I'm not even sure that it matters now since I think i'll ditch vodafone altogether after getting a taste for their customer service but it'd be handy to know for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefHandker View Post
    Okay so up until recently I had my usual phone and a punting phone which are on different networks. One phone met its untimely end after colliding with a wall a few days ago.

    Soooo as to save myself buying a new phone I went to a vodafone shop and asked about unlocking so i could use both my sims in it. The 3 numpties working there were clearly irritated I'd interrupted their conversation, one blurted out to "check the website, that'll show you how". I asked if they'd just tell me... Nope, apparently that's beyond their job description. Employee of the month right there.
    Anyway, I checked the website and i'm still just as clueless.


    So does anyone here know to unlock phones?
    I'm not even sure that it matters now since I think i'll ditch vodafone altogether after getting a taste for their customer service but it'd be handy to know for future reference.
    I only know a place in Limerick that do this. Did it to get a 3 phone to vadafone.

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    As far as I know, the phone companies are legally obliged to give you the unlock codes. I had a similar experience and was told by someone in the trade that they have to give you the unlock code. I forwarded the phone company I had a problem with and it was done before you could bat an eye lid
    I'm not insane, I'm adorably bonkers!!!

    Frumsp & LDM Industries

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    Ring Vodafone they are legally obliged to give you the unlocking codes as far as I know, I got a i phone unlocked by 02 no problem.

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    I know a lot of the 'African' shops in Dublin offered the service of unlocking phone/

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    There are many methods to unlock a phone, like using software, codes,etc.. Unlocking using codes is easy and the safest method!! You can get the codes from your service provider or from reliable online sites like unlock-free.com.Specify your phone's manufacture, model and IMEI number and get the codes for free in this site! The steps to unlock is simple here!

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