gerryr, on Jun 11 2006, 23:01, said:
anyone know if a vodafone locked phone in Ireland will accept a UK vodafone sim card or vice-versa?
The lock on most 'dumbphones' is to a specific carrier code eg: 234-30 or whatever for 'vodafone UK' and not just 'vodafone'. Some dumbphones have the capability to have more than one accepted sim - in your case if it's ireland, and vodafone operate in the north and south I would think it would work no problem as it's be silly not to have a common handset stock. Voda japan sims might be a problem though.
Smartphones are different as there is more complex software running the lock so depending how it's setup then any orange sim would work in any SPV from any market etc etc.
If the network is 'vodafone' by expansion through acquisition rather than organic growth ( eg by purchasing another network rather than setting it up ) it can cause some issues with roaming / phone locks etc. My favourite excuse to get a network unlock code is that I'm going abroad for 3 months and need to use that companies' local subsidaries' sim card in the phone which needs unlocking - works every time ;-)
I still have the lovely leather filofax that Racal gave me when they changed their name to Vodafone you know. All this was fields back then etc etc...