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Wish this phone was available in Holland...

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So when you go to the Vodaphone shop and they ask you why you want it unlocked, even though you have a vodaphone sim, what is the excuse for unlocking it. I only ask as I have a voaphone sim with 40 quid worth of credit and woul like ti unlock my Huaweii.
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So when you go to the Vodaphone shop and they ask you why you want it unlocked, even though you have a vodaphone sim, what is the excuse for unlocking it. I only ask as I have a voaphone sim with 40 quid worth of credit and woul like ti unlock my Huaweii.
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say you need to use credit off another sim.

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I find saying your going on holiday to Japan and you want to get a prepaid sim over there. If you say a European country they try to argue that their "Vodafone Passport" service is what you want but anywhere in asia and they keep quiet.

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Must have got lucky with the shop I bought it - said it was for the wife, we don't have a vodaphone sim card, and wanted to put an orange sim in it. They still unlocked it for free with no compulsory top up. Unlocking went fine - just put in her orange sim, entered the code and off it went.

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Pretty much the same happened for me except i got stung for the £10 top up when i bought the phone earlier in the day. i think vodafone realise they are going to get more unit sales if they unlock the phone and hope you'll maybe go back again for soemthing else.

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just picked one of these up to have a play with.. Asked if it could be unlocked and the girl serving said she would have to charge £20.. when she took me over to the service counter the guy serving there just printed it off and said don't worry about the £20 so fair play to them.

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well i got 1 today :D cost £20 to unlock. :(

still...saved £10 just by going from 1 vodafone shop to another :D

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well i got 1 today :D cost £20 to unlock. :(

still...saved £10 just by going from 1 vodafone shop to another :D

So, the second shop didn't try to swindle a 10£ top-up voucher off of you then? :P ... BUT, why pay 20£ to Vodafone to unlock your G300?... Surprised that you didn't go with korter_gsm from his ebay sale HERE for US or HERE for UK, could have gotten you more savings, specialize HERE are a safe bet as well... And I found cellunlockerpro from HERE who is also jumping onto the G300 unlocking bandwagon... Plenty of choices! :P ...

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Thanks for all the comments on this thread.

Went into a Vodafone store today, asked for a G300 mentioned I had a Voda Sim already and a Voda sim at work but had some credit on another sim to burn off, need to use a PAYG SIM in Japan, etc (all from this thread). But I had no Voad SIM or details on me at the store....They were happy to give me a free unlock but as I had no Voda SIM / details of an activated SIM they wanted £10 for a SIM...
  • Went to Poundland and at the checkout asked for 2 £1 Vodafone SIMs PAYG. Activated the SIMs by dialing a number on the leaflet. [If you can wait there is a link on the Vodafone website to have a couple of SIM mailed to you for free https://freesim.voda...d?package_id=5. I did not want to wait so paid £1 for each SIM at Poundland. Insert SIM into an unlocked phone and dial 17298. This will activate the phone on the Vodafone network. Now you have an activtate Vodafone SIM so no £10 top up!.]
  • Went back to the Vodafone store showed by 2 SIMs so no £10 fee! Got 2 x G300 Phones £100 each and the staff had agreed to unlock them free.
  • Got home unlock seemed to be fine (Orange and t-mobile SIMs worked)
  • Problem one - No mobile data, wifi was working - Added APNs - Fixed
  • Problem two No Root - Installed Pauls Root program - Fixed
  • Problem three No Clockwork - Installed Sebs CWR using adb from Pauls superroot - Fixed
  • Updated to the new ROM with the Sound fix and reapplied CWR and Super Rooted
So I have an unlocked pair of phones, rooted and CW Recovery installed!

Thanks to Paul, Seb, Frankish, Tilal, and all the other regulars for their excellent work!

Edited by FrownBreaker, 08 May 2012 - 10:14 AM.

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you are also going to want to fix the sound :P

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So, the second shop didn't try to swindle a 10£ top-up voucher off of you then? :P ... BUT, why pay 20£ to Vodafone to unlock your G300?... Surprised that you didn't go with korter_gsm from his ebay sale HERE for US or HERE for UK, could have gotten you more savings, specialize HERE are a safe bet as well... And I found cellunlockerpro from HERE who is also jumping onto the G300 unlocking bandwagon... Plenty of choices! :P ...

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well, the first shop wanted me to pay £130 w/ top up & Unlock; went to another Vodafone 2 mins away...got it for £100 without unlock(as they said they couldnt) then went back to the first Vodafone and got it unlocked from there for £20, i didnt think it was bad really, saved me waiting tbh...& i'd get really impatient waiting for 1 of the codes of Ebay ;) lol

tho I'd a liked it free like with the ZTE Blade but alas there isnt 1 :(

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Interestingly when I brought my G300 this morning, Vodafone said they would have to have my phone for a weak for an unlock!

They also said that the ICS update is coming out next month, not sure if they were just making that up though...

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Def talking rubbish to you mate.. Took less than 20secs for me.. Guy just scanned the Imei number on my box then printed off a A4 document which had the unlock code on it.. Was the information, Cust service desk that did it. Not a sales advisior..

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Def talking rubbish to you mate.. Took less than 20secs for me.. Guy just scanned the Imei number on my box then printed off a A4 document which had the unlock code on it.. Was the information, Cust service desk that did it. Not a sales advisior..

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This is what they did for me

1) Scan the box the phone came in
2) Viewed something on the screen / wrote on the box (unlock code)
3) Inserted a non Vodafone SIM, I this would initiate the carrier lock and prompt for an unlock
4) Typed in a number
5) Packed the phone back in the box unlocked.

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Got mine done for free at vodafone today also. First thing I asked was about free unlock. He said it depends whether its on the system or not, turns out it was on the system. Be prepared to go elsewhere though if they say no.
He unlocked it for me there and then.

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you are also going to want to fix the sound :P


You are right! I've updated my post with that and the activation number for a new Voda SIM

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So the £10 top up if you purchase at a store, is optional? I mean it's at the discretion of the person you are dealing with?

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To avoid the ten pound top up you need one of

Friendly sales rep who waives the fee
An activated Voda Sim free via web or £1 from Poinciana. No top up just activate.

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My first G300, I just said I had a sim at home and was waiting for my current credit to expire before joining vodafone. Naughty me.
They said the phone has to be sold with a sim so gave me one anyway, this is just so that they can scan the details into the computer along with the phone details. There was no £10 top up required.

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