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imei-check.co.uk can unlock it for you but there are no free methods at the moment.

Can they? I can't see the option on their site.

Mine is really only a radio at the moment, and even if I unlocked it I'm not sure I want that size in my pocket!

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Not sure why it's not linked from their frontpage, i'll mention it to Florin!


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I'm not sure I want that size in my pocket!

Now who can't resist making a joke from that comment :D :)

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Just thought Id add my twopenneth in here.

Had the Lobster for just over a month now and I'm liking it. I had an old SDA and was trying to upgrade to an SP5 but had a right palaver over buying a handset (see elsewhere on this forum!) and so when I saw how cheap the Lobster was I thought Id give it a punt.

I got it in Virgin Megastore in Croydon for £99 with £25 of credit (Plus a sendaway form for a £20 store voucher). I credited an extra £5 to bring my credit balance up to the required £30, rang Virgin, asked for an unlock code ('why do you want the unlock code, we hope you dont want to leave Virgin madam') and a fib later, they sent the unlock code through the post in about 4 days.

At first I did find the keyboard a little disconcerting, and it has been one of the main gripes about this phone I think, along with the size. The keys do move more than I would like and although I thought I would be mis-hitting them all the time, I haven't really. I am a demon fast texter and I do find that I look at the keypad a bit more when Im texting than I used to with my SDA just to make sure I'm hitting the right keys and I'm a little slower, its not really bothered me and I've always been a bit fussy about phone keypads. It just feels a little odd at first, but you do get used to it.

The size isnt so bad, it just feels a bit chunky but in a kinda of favourite chunky knit jumper way than anything else. Although I must admit Ive not taken it out a night out yet, it does fit in a jeans pocket.

The DAB digital radio is great, almost always get full reception at home in SW London, when travelling on the bus and at my Mums on the coast in Kent, although it did struggle to keep a signal to the point where I gave up on it on the train from London up to Manchester last week. The TV reception is also good, full bars at my place and medium reception at Mums (sometimes had to wave the ariel around a bit) and it keeps the reception well.

Not had a good chance to test out how nippy it feels when doing processor heavy stuff as not got a microSD yet to transfer my vids and music onto but hope to do that soon.

All in all, whilst I dont think its going to be my faithful companion for ever more, its doing me very nicely right now. Part of me wishes I did manage to get the SP5 and another part is looking longingly at the O2 Graphite thats coming out at the moment, but the DAB radio is the winning things for me at the mo. Its a decent phone, obscenely cheap for a WM5 mobile and a good DAB radio. So Im quite satisfied for now!

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Another Croydon MoDaCoer! I work near East Croydon train station.

Quite liked the lobster myself the brief time I owned it. The DAB Radio is fantastic and the tv's not bad either...

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