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Just spoke to orange customer services and they told me something interesting regarding sim unlock.
Once the three months have expired you can either buy the code from them (£20) or go to carphone warehouse and unlock it for £6.
I can't verify this myself (at least until 27th september), but anyone else who can should try it.

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That sounds good except you will still have all the orange bloatware on the phone :(

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How can cpw unlock the device, I'm confused,and screw orange! I paid £200 for the phone Why do I have to give another 10% on top to make my phone mine,

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They also said the reason it was £20 was because they have to give some of the money to the manufacturer (Intel)

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They also said the reason it was £20 was because they have to give some of the money to the manufacturer (Intel)


Pretty unlikely I'd say.

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Right guys time to settle down and to stop insulting each other, these pointless argument posts have been removed.

Now to answer the above

First off the phone is yours as you put it but will be locked to Orange if you bought it from Orange as it would have been at a subsidised rate, you get the phone cheaper and Orange get their money back on your call charges etc.

Most companies do have to pay for an unlock key this is why they generally charge you and so they pass the cost on to you with their commission on top. £20 is the average unlocking fee from most vendors and Internet unlocking sites.

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Just called them and was told it could take 30 days to get the unlock code, hope its sooner than later

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Just spoke to orange customer services and they told me something interesting regarding sim unlock.
Once the three months have expired you can either buy the code from them (£20) or go to carphone warehouse and unlock it for £6.
I can't verify this myself (at least until 27th september), but anyone else who can should try it.



can't see carphone warehouse unlocking it, it has nothing to do with them.....them orange customer services don't know their arse from their elbow lol

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For unlocking this is what I have tried so far...
* 2 local shops in Portsmouth and they admitted defeat...
*2 online unlocking services... The first, after a few hours, came back negative... The other one (30 Euros in France) I am still waiting for a response...

Only other option I can see is begging orange for an unlock code lol

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The lack of instant sim unlock is the only thing stopping me from re buying this phone. It would be a beast with rooted xolo rom and a GiffGaff sim in it.

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I waited my 3 months, paid Orange my £20, and I can at least confirm that the unlock code they provided works. Now using a '3' sim in the UK.

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I'm tempted to go to carphone warehouse and see if they can unlock it for me. I did try an orange shop but i obviously didn't know that they no longer do unlocking in the shop any more. The woman did say though because of my OSD it should be quicker than 28 days. I don't know what she meant by it though in regards to my OSD.

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No harm in trying carphone warehouse!

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I was in Carphone Warehouse over the weekend and they confirmed they do not unlock phones... They just sell them unlocked...

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I was in Carphone Warehouse over the weekend and they confirmed they do not unlock phones... They just sell them unlocked...

They've certainly unlocked them previously.

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No worries well I will cross check during the week with another Carphone Warehouse store not too far from me just in case I was given duff info...

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I was in Carphone Warehouse over the weekend and they confirmed they do not unlock phones... They just sell them unlocked...



No worries well I will cross check during the week with another Carphone Warehouse store not too far from me just in case I was given duff info...


I've sent them an email asking about it so hopefully that will clear things up as well ;) We've got to find a way!

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You have to go to a Carphone Warehouse that has an in-store repair centre. They can do the unlocking.

http://www.carphonew...-repair-centres

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You have to go to a Carphone Warehouse that has an in-store repair centre. They can do the unlocking.

http://www.carphonew...-repair-centres


They put Hull as the midlands? Anyway that's great i may try to go into tomorrow and get them to do it.

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Hull is definitely not Midlands lol or is there two hulls?

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