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Do phones from O2 come locked?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by nero120, 19 Jun 2006.

  1. nero120

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    Just wondering as I want to sell on the k750i I was sent. Will it be unlocked to any SIM or locked to O2? If so, is there any easy way to unlock it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Simian

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    From what I remember...

    a) PAYG are locked to O2,
    b) Pay Monthly are Unlocked.

    atleast my w800 was unlocked straight out of the box! :)
     
  3. Spamalot

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    where did you get it from?
     
  4. nero120

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    From O2 customer services! Im on a monthly contract if that helps.
     
  5. Spamalot

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    And the phone? It will 90% be unlocked. Is there any O2 logos when you start the phone up?
     
  6. Red and White

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    all my phones from o2 have been unlocked
     
  7. WotDa

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    My dad just changed to T-Mobile from O2, he kept his phone and he still gets the O2 logos and all that jazz.

    I spose you could flash it to get rid of them? Not sure how though...
     
  8. nero120

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    The phone was sent to me by o2 CS as part of a tariff change deal. I havent started the phone up as I wanted to avoid unpacking it all. I just wondered if it was standard for o2 to lock their contract phones.
     
  9. Spamalot

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    Like has been said, its more than likkly to be unlocked, but what phone is it, then I can google it to check.
     
  10. nero120

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    Thanks, its the sony ericsson k750i.
     
  11. Spamalot

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    It will be unlocked, yes.
     
  12. nero120

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    Cool, thanks.

    How did you confirm that, out of interest?
     
  13. Spamalot

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    Looked on ebay, and there was non that were O2 locked.
     
  14. nero120

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    Nice one, cheers! :)
     
  15. Spamalot

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    nps :D
     
  16. darreny

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    what about the N70, o2 sent me 2 by mistake and when they phoned up with the welcome call i told them and all they said was its their mistake and i can keep it. so im gonna sell it or send it back on the 14 day cool off and get the mini s
     
  17. Yas786

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    As its been said before most if not all o2 phones are unlocked to other networks. Ive never had a locked phone with o2 in the 4 yrs i was with them so i would imagine the n70 is unlocked.

    Just put another network sim in the phone to make sure but im 99% sure it isnt locked:).

    Even their xda phones are unlocked believe it or not.
     
  18. Spamalot

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    Hmmmmm, I'd call and double check I know a few people that this has happened to, and when O2 found out they sent the a bill for the sim free price.
     
  19. JimboTheGiant

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    It'll definitely be unlocked, I had a k750i from 02 on pay monthly and mine was :)
     
  20. Nikumba

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    o2 phone/internet phones on new contracts will be sim locked, mates K750 was, mine was from The Link and was a GSM rather than an o2 phone if that makes sense.