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  1. #1
    ChrisH
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    Can anyone please advise me?
    I have recently changed my mobile from an Ericsson T28 World to a new
    Ericsson T610 (lovely phone). Both were purchased through my mobile
    contract provider (O2) and were therefore at a subsidised price.
    I'd like to use my old phone with prepay sim cards whilst in Europe -
    e.g. a Spanish one in Spain and a French one in France. The phone is
    OK but the battery is a bit clapped (doesn't hold a charge for long -
    but I guess I can get a new battery if it's worth it).
    Will I need to get the phone unblocked by O2? How much does this
    cost?
    I don't want to go over to Spain and buy a pre-pay sim card and find
    it won't work.
    Thanks for any advice.



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  2. #2
    Steve Dulieu
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    Re: Can I unblock an EricssonT28 World


    "ChrisH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can anyone please advise me?
    > I have recently changed my mobile from an Ericsson T28 World to a new
    > Ericsson T610 (lovely phone). Both were purchased through my mobile
    > contract provider (O2) and were therefore at a subsidised price.
    > I'd like to use my old phone with prepay sim cards whilst in Europe -
    > e.g. a Spanish one in Spain and a French one in France. The phone is
    > OK but the battery is a bit clapped (doesn't hold a charge for long -
    > but I guess I can get a new battery if it's worth it).
    > Will I need to get the phone unblocked by O2? How much does this
    > cost?
    > I don't want to go over to Spain and buy a pre-pay sim card and find
    > it won't work.
    > Thanks for any advice.


    02 phones are not normally network locked, the way to find out is to borrow
    a mates sim card (that is not on 02) stick it in your phone and see if it
    works. If for example, your phone works with an Orange sim in it, it will
    work with a spanish sim in it.
    HTH
    --
    Cheers, Steve.
    If The Good Lord had meant for us to be fiscally prudent, He would not have
    given us the platinum credit card...
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  3. #3
    Steve Dulieu
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    Re: Can I unblock an EricssonT28 World


    "Steve Dulieu" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "ChrisH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Can anyone please advise me?
    > > I have recently changed my mobile from an Ericsson T28 World to a new
    > > Ericsson T610 (lovely phone). Both were purchased through my mobile
    > > contract provider (O2) and were therefore at a subsidised price.
    > > I'd like to use my old phone with prepay sim cards whilst in Europe -
    > > e.g. a Spanish one in Spain and a French one in France. The phone is
    > > OK but the battery is a bit clapped (doesn't hold a charge for long -
    > > but I guess I can get a new battery if it's worth it).
    > > Will I need to get the phone unblocked by O2? How much does this
    > > cost?
    > > I don't want to go over to Spain and buy a pre-pay sim card and find
    > > it won't work.
    > > Thanks for any advice.

    >
    > 02 phones are not normally network locked, the way to find out is to

    borrow
    > a mates sim card (that is not on 02) stick it in your phone and see if it
    > works. If for example, your phone works with an Orange sim in it, it will
    > work with a spanish sim in it.
    > HTH


    Sorry, just noticed that you've got a T28 world. I think these phones are
    900 and 1900 mhz only, so would not work on the Orange network anyway, try a
    Vodafone sim in it. Also when in Spain, make sure that your spanish PAYG sim
    runs on 900 mhz *not* 1800.
    HTH
    --
    Cheers, Steve.
    If The Good Lord had meant for us to be fiscally prudent, He would not have
    given us the platinum credit card...
    Change colour to PC Plod's lights to reply.





  4. #4
    johan helmer
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    Re: Can I unblock an EricssonT28 World

    your right, the t28 world will not work with an orange sim card

    i have one and had no problems using it with a dutch lib tel sim card

    CM


    "Steve Dulieu" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Steve Dulieu" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "ChrisH" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Can anyone please advise me?
    > > > I have recently changed my mobile from an Ericsson T28 World to a new
    > > > Ericsson T610 (lovely phone). Both were purchased through my mobile
    > > > contract provider (O2) and were therefore at a subsidised price.
    > > > I'd like to use my old phone with prepay sim cards whilst in Europe -
    > > > e.g. a Spanish one in Spain and a French one in France. The phone is
    > > > OK but the battery is a bit clapped (doesn't hold a charge for long -
    > > > but I guess I can get a new battery if it's worth it).
    > > > Will I need to get the phone unblocked by O2? How much does this
    > > > cost?
    > > > I don't want to go over to Spain and buy a pre-pay sim card and find
    > > > it won't work.
    > > > Thanks for any advice.

    > >
    > > 02 phones are not normally network locked, the way to find out is to

    > borrow
    > > a mates sim card (that is not on 02) stick it in your phone and see if

    it
    > > works. If for example, your phone works with an Orange sim in it, it

    will
    > > work with a spanish sim in it.
    > > HTH

    >
    > Sorry, just noticed that you've got a T28 world. I think these phones are
    > 900 and 1900 mhz only, so would not work on the Orange network anyway, try

    a
    > Vodafone sim in it. Also when in Spain, make sure that your spanish PAYG

    sim
    > runs on 900 mhz *not* 1800.
    > HTH
    > --
    > Cheers, Steve.
    > If The Good Lord had meant for us to be fiscally prudent, He would not

    have
    > given us the platinum credit card...
    > Change colour to PC Plod's lights to reply.
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Stuart
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    Re: Can I unblock an EricssonT28 World


    "johan helmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > your right, the t28 world will not work with an orange sim card
    >
    > i have one and had no problems using it with a dutch lib tel sim card
    >


    If the T28 is unlocked it will *work* with an Orange SIM. You will be able
    to *see* Voda & O2 networks under network selection - you just won't be able
    to log onto them!

    If the T28 is locked - you won't be able to get that far as the O SIM will
    not be accepted.

    --
    Stuart





  6. #6
    ChrisH
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    Re: Can I unblock an EricssonT28 World

    "Stuart" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "johan helmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > your right, the t28 world will not work with an orange sim card
    > >
    > > i have one and had no problems using it with a dutch lib tel sim card
    > >

    >
    > If the T28 is unlocked it will *work* with an Orange SIM. You will be able
    > to *see* Voda & O2 networks under network selection - you just won't be able
    > to log onto them!
    >
    > If the T28 is locked - you won't be able to get that far as the O SIM will
    > not be accepted.


    Thanks everyone for the advice - I'll try a vodaphone swop as soon as
    I track down a friend on that network.
    But don't think I'll pay any money to have the phone unlocked until
    I've tried it abroad - someone else tells me that many Spanish phone
    shops will unlock any phone for about 10 quid. So no panic to do in
    advance.
    Cheers, Chris



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