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Me I'm stuck with this phone I can't use because I change for virgin mobile in france. Turn out virgin mobile is no longer using exclusively orange network or something like that, so I it doesn't work. You have no idea how happy it would make me if someone could find the code pattern. I really get what Atlask os feeling right now. In france orange is like the worth thing you can find in a compagny, there are unpolite, unrespectful of the law and there are the most blood suckers that I have ever seen. At some point they even called my grand mother to tell her that she would have to pay her bill and she didn't even got the letter of the bill at the moment. That tells you are they are and I could understand how people would never want to have anything to do with them. This phone is a very good piece of hardware for a great price but if I had to do it again I would never buy it even at the price I got it on ebay. I'm suck now with this link with orange, I'm gonna have to call them, beg them to give me an unlock code in a month, they are probably gonna ask me to wait. Anyway it's my fault, I know it!

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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

The Orange store will tell you that you can't use T-Mobile - they're wrong.

Checked this out in store today felt pretty fast just waiting for a sim unlock now before I commit.

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Maybe because i've friends with this same phone ?!

"Random codes will just lock up your phone"

Not on simlock ,i've tried more 5 times with wrong code and it never lock .

There's no counter on SP-Lock ;)

Want to try bruteforce with an Atom ^^ ?

Don't see what phone your friends own has to do with it but it's your money.

As for locking the phone, I think Ricky mentioned a limit of 10 before going through CS to get it unlocked again. I don't know where he got the figure but the man is a fount of knowledge.

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Me I'm stuck with this phone I can't use because I change for virgin mobile in france. Turn out virgin mobile is no longer using exclusively orange network or something like that, so I it doesn't work. You have no idea how happy it would make me if someone could find the code pattern. I really get what Atlask os feeling right now. In france orange is like the worth thing you can find in a compagny, there are unpolite, unrespectful of the law and there are the most blood suckers that I have ever seen. At some point they even called my grand mother to tell her that she would have to pay her bill and she didn't even got the letter of the bill at the moment. That tells you are they are and I could understand how people would never want to have anything to do with them. This phone is a very good piece of hardware for a great price but if I had to do it again I would never buy it even at the price I got it on ebay. I'm suck now with this link with orange, I'm gonna have to call them, beg them to give me an unlock code in a month, they are probably gonna ask me to wait. Anyway it's my fault, I know it!

I must admit, Orange France seems like a very different beast to the UK arm. Are all the French carriers like that or is it really just Orange?

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I must admit, Orange France seems like a very different beast to the UK arm. Are all the French carriers like that or is it really just Orange?

all carrier can have a poor service, indian support ect and that's normal because you can't get low prices and great service but orange is the only one that can make you want to kill them by there attitude. A fews years back there has been a lot of sucides in france telecom, that tells you about there managment and how they treat people. Edited by ayziaa
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I must admit, Orange France seems like a very different beast to the UK arm. Are all the French carriers like that or is it really just Orange?

In France ,before February 2012 ,there're only 3 providers : Orange / Sfr (vodafone) / Bouygues

the price of mobile contract was per exemple 25£ = 1 or 2 hours + data 1go )

And in February come a new provider ,Free . This provider offer unlimited voice / sms /3g data for 17£ ( no error on price =) ) without contract

Since this day ,the 3 big providers lost a lot of their customers and they use a bad politic to block them with some strategy

You know why you "ll see some frenchies coming here to ask their unlock code and quit this provider ...

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In France ,before February 2012 ,there're only 3 providers : Orange / Sfr (vodafone) / Bouygues

the price of mobile contract was per exemple 25£ = 1 or 2 hours + data 1go )

And in February come a new provider ,Free . This provider offer unlimited voice / sms /3g data for 17£ ( no error on price =) ) without contract

Since this day ,the 3 big providers lost a lot of their customers and they use a bad politic to block them with some strategy

You know why you "ll see some frenchies coming here to ask their unlock code and quit this provider ...

I had absolutely no knowledge it was like that in France, hopefully "Free" are the first of many for you. I've always thought we had too many but I wont complain again.

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In France for unlock phone after 3 month it's FREE no need to pay , i have unlock 3 mobile Orange (Defy , Blackberry, Nokia ) and it's FREE . I would like to change my Motorola Defy for the Orange Intel but i would not like to have blocked phone, the law is clear in France after 3 months the operator is obliged to provide you free code desimlockage .

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In France for unlock phone after 3 month it's FREE no need to pay , i have unlock 3 mobile Orange (Defy , Blackberry, Nokia ) and it's FREE . I would like to change my Motorola Defy for the Orange Intel but i would not like to have blocked phone, the law is clear in France after 3 months the operator is obliged to provide you free code desimlockage .

For 60 euros more you can have an unlocked nexus 4. It's your choice but buying a new orange intel inside at the time doesn't seems as smart that it was a fews months or Weeks ago.

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For 60 euros more you can have an unlocked nexus 4. It's your choice but buying a new orange intel inside at the time doesn't seems as smart that it was a fews months or Weeks ago.

But the Nexus 4 looks to be out of stock for the next 2 months, unless you fancy paying £400 of course.

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That's a bit expensive.. it's only £20 to get it unlocked direct from Orange after 3 months of being with them.

I know, but in a strange way their price is kind of reassuring. They know it costs £20 to unlock it at Orange, you pay £2 for the convenience of not having to wait for 3 months.

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I know, but in a strange way their price is kind of reassuring. They know it costs £20 to unlock it at Orange, you pay £2 for the convenience of not having to wait for 3 months.

But how do they get it early? Orange wont give it to them and if they faff about for 3 months after getting your money it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
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Orange wont give it to them and if they faff about for 3 months after getting your money it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

I think you're right, unless I hear from someone who has successfully unlocked using one of these services, i'll just wait out the 3 months then unlock with orange.

After using the phone for a day it looks like a keeper. As a recovering flashaholic, having a device that doesn't have 15 different custom ROM's making nightly releases should give me more time for other things!

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I think you're right, unless I hear from someone who has successfully unlocked using one of these services, i'll just wait out the 3 months then unlock with orange.

After using the phone for a day it looks like a keeper. As a recovering flashaholic, having a device that doesn't have 15 different custom ROM's making nightly releases should give me more time for other things!

"As a recovering flashaholic", lol.

I have not heard of a single person receiving an unlock code except via Orange, anyone advertising such a service is scamming.

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Does anyone here have experience getting unlock codes from MobiFreedom.net?

They claim to offer unlock codes for the OSD, £22, takes up to 10 days.... :unsure:

Tried it ; it doesn't work. They refund me few hours later...

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I requested my unlocking code for my Orange San Diego on the 16th Nov 2012 and was advised it would take upto 30 days. I didn't receive any notification despite having a minimum of £30 in credit for the entire month so I gave them a call just now (to the iPhone section naturally enough ;( ). A very pleasant lady apologized and put £20.42 credit on my account (confirmed by my balance, not sure where the 42p comes from) and promised to process it for me. So I'm still waiting for the code but it wont cost me anything.

Not sure why it didn't work the first time but I'd only had the phone for 2 days short of 2 months at that time, however I have had the number on Orange for 2 years plus. She didn't notice this but perhaps someone else farther down the line did?

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For 60 euros more you can have an unlocked nexus 4. It's your choice but buying a new orange intel inside at the time doesn't seems as smart that it was a fews months or Weeks ago.

I can't find Nexus on Orange Web Store for 100€ if you can say to me how i'm happy because i have 4 orange mobile phone and can change an other ;)

For unlocking i wait two month . Orange San diago is ok to go in water ... i leave in my pocket of my jeans before cleaning ^^

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I can't find Nexus on Orange Web Store for 100€ if you can say to me how i'm happy because i have 4 orange mobile phone and can change an other ;)

For unlocking i wait two month . Orange San diago is ok to go in water ... i leave in my pocket of my jeans before cleaning ^^

To be fair ayziaa posted that before the price drop, to clean the screen you're best using a lens cleaning cloth. If you insist on using the washing machine use a 30C wash cycle at the most and let it drip dry, don't spin (you'll mess up the gyroscope).

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I requested my unlocking code for my Orange San Diego on the 16th Nov 2012 and was advised it would take upto 30 days. I didn't receive any notification despite having a minimum of £30 in credit for the entire month so I gave them a call just now (to the iPhone section naturally enough ;( ). A very pleasant lady apologized and put £20.42 credit on my account (confirmed by my balance, not sure where the 42p comes from) and promised to process it for me. So I'm still waiting for the code but it wont cost me anything.

Not sure why it didn't work the first time but I'd only had the phone for 2 days short of 2 months at that time, however I have had the number on Orange for 2 years plus. She didn't notice this but perhaps someone else farther down the line did?

i have the same problem - i'm trying to get the unlock code from 1st October!!! and i still don't have anything. they never call back, i really don't know what to do - i've even wrote to their customer complaints email service - no reply as well. that is why i was trying all other unlock services - and NONE does work :(

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