To cut a long story short, i asked my Mrs to pick a G300 for me last Wednesday, as i heard some of you guys saying they were sold out in a number of stores, i was unable to because of work commitments.
Anyway i wrote down the name of the phone and that i would also need a £10 top up. When she went in in they tried to get her to buy a contract, she said i was with Virgin and didnt need the £10 really, so they sold her the Phone without the TopUp for £100.
The box was sealed with the security lable and i only took it out yesterday to charge it up.
I did not boot the phone up, because i new there was no point untili got itunlocked. So yesterday afternoon i took it to another Vodafone store and asked the Guy if he could get it unlocked for me. He said he could do it for £20.
He took the phone and asked for my Vigin Sim, so when he put it in he started asking questions as to where and when i got it, without doing anything at all he made an outgoing call, then said the phone was in fact unlocked. He showed it to me and carrier showed up as Vigin.
I took it from the store and started making calls on it straight away. So it only cost me £100 in total.
Now if your anything like me, it might be worth your while checking your own Sim before purchasing an unlock code, or puting your own Sim in before the Vodafone top Up Sim.
Now to start modding!