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  1. #1
    souls2souls_uk
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    I was just wondering why simfree phones cost more? I ask because during my
    lunch break I popped into a mobile phone shop and they had a sign up
    saying they unlock all phones for £15. So just curious is having a unblocked
    phone the same as having a simfree phone.

    Sorry if its a bit of a simple question but I relatively new to the world of
    mobiles :-)

    Appreciate any info

    Cheers




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  2. #2
    Mike Hudson
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    Re: Slightly OT simfree question


    "souls2souls_uk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I was just wondering why simfree phones cost more? I ask because during my
    > lunch break I popped into a mobile phone shop and they had a sign up
    > saying they unlock all phones for £15. So just curious is having a

    unblocked
    > phone the same as having a simfree phone.
    >
    > Sorry if its a bit of a simple question but I relatively new to the world

    of
    > mobiles :-)
    >
    > Appreciate any info
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    >

    SimFree...... you buy phone and can put in any network card you want...
    Orange, Voda etc etc.
    Unlocked you get the phone from Orange or whoever at low cost then unlock
    it alowing any SIM card from Any network to be fitted.
    Network let you have "free" handset as they tie you to 12 month contract, so
    they make the money back there, who said cost of mobile calls is too
    expensive?!!!!

    Also one to watch, when you Lose a phone and claim on the House insurance
    the cost is "Simm Free" ie £150-£300 ir the cost of the hanset in purely
    money terms not what you get off for tieing yourself to a network for a
    year.

    HTH
    M






  3. #3
    souls2souls_uk
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    Re: Slightly OT simfree question


    "Mike Hudson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "souls2souls_uk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I was just wondering why simfree phones cost more? I ask because during

    my
    > > lunch break I popped into a mobile phone shop and they had a sign up
    > > saying they unlock all phones for £15. So just curious is having a

    > unblocked
    > > phone the same as having a simfree phone.
    > >
    > > Sorry if its a bit of a simple question but I relatively new to the

    world
    > of
    > > mobiles :-)
    > >
    > > Appreciate any info
    > >
    > > Cheers
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > ---
    > > Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    > > Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    > > Version: 6.0.538 / Virus Database: 333 - Release Date: 10/11/2003
    > >
    > >

    > SimFree...... you buy phone and can put in any network card you want...
    > Orange, Voda etc etc.
    > Unlocked you get the phone from Orange or whoever at low cost then unlock
    > it alowing any SIM card from Any network to be fitted.
    > Network let you have "free" handset as they tie you to 12 month contract,

    so
    > they make the money back there, who said cost of mobile calls is too
    > expensive?!!!!
    >
    > Also one to watch, when you Lose a phone and claim on the House insurance
    > the cost is "Simm Free" ie £150-£300 ir the cost of the hanset in purely
    > money terms not what you get off for tieing yourself to a network for a
    > year.
    >
    > HTH
    > M
    >
    >
    >


    Ahhhh I see thank you Mr hudson.

    Cheers


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  4. #4
    Richard Colton
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    Re: Slightly OT simfree question


    "souls2souls_uk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I was just wondering why simfree phones cost more?


    Because they aren't subsidised by the networks.

    > I ask because during my
    > lunch break I popped into a mobile phone shop and they had a sign up
    > saying they unlock all phones for £15.


    Bit expensive, but about right.

    > So just curious is having a unblocked
    > phone the same as having a simfree phone.


    No, well...... not usually. Most PAYG and many contract handsets supplied
    by a network are locked to that particular network, and in many cases have
    either customised firmware, cases or both. For a look at the worst in
    network branding, go and have a look at the Vodafone Live! T610 - now that
    is a truly horrendous job.

    > Sorry if its a bit of a simple question but I relatively new to the world

    of
    > mobiles :-)


    Nah, very valid question - welcome to the group.

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