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    • sallysaver
    • By sallysaver 21st Dec 06, 1:47 PM
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    Sony Ericcson W850i - HELP in unlocking
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    • 21st Dec 06, 1:47 PM
    Sony Ericcson W850i - HELP in unlocking 21st Dec 06 at 1:47 PM
    Hi,
    We have just bought this Sony phone off Ebay. It was mis-represented in the description (in more than one way). Despite being advertised as being unlocked, it isn't and we need help to unlock it if possible. (On Vodaphone presently and we are Orange) As it is for a child's christmas present we need assistance pretty quickly, so would appreciate any input from the mobile phone experts out there. All help would be appreciated. Thanks - Sally
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    • timberflake
    • By timberflake 21st Dec 06, 2:16 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:16 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:16 PM
    My girlfriend brought what she thought was an unlocked phone from ebay and turned out to be Vodafone. She went into the O2 shop (the network she's on) who told her that to completely unlock it so that WAP and such would work she needed an "Unlatching Code" which needed to be obtained from Vodafone. Seemed a long drawn out process so we just left it! However, if you just want to unlock it to accept your orange SIM and anren't particularly bothered about WAP if you google "Unlocking a mobile phone" you should be able to find a website that can do it.
  • nintendosensei
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:22 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:22 PM
    Go to the network the phone is locked to. It costs about £15 usually
    formerly mrmilo69
    • timberflake
    • By timberflake 21st Dec 06, 2:24 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:24 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:24 PM
    Go to the network the phone is locked to. It costs about £15 usually
    by nintendosensei
    As I said, you can get the phone unlatched from Vodafone, but if you just want the phone unlocked it won't cost that much.
  • drahcir
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:27 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 2:27 PM
    only vodafone can give you the code for this, although someone with access to vodacode database maybe able to get it quicker/cheaper
    voda may want poof of ownership
    try pming james-73 on here
  • asot
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    • 21st Dec 06, 4:03 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 4:03 PM
    I think the W850i is a "DB2020" (I don't know what that means exactly, the software it runs on maybe?) phone and these Sony Ericssons cannot currently be unlocked unofficially. At least that's what the majority of websites and people say - I have seen a few advertisements but they don't inspire trust.

    I would either contact the network (as previously suggested) or the eBayer to get a code/refund respectively.
    Last edited by asot; 21-12-2006 at 4:55 PM.
    • kai666
    • By kai666 21st Dec 06, 6:08 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 6:08 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 6:08 PM
    if you just want to unlock it to accept your orange SIM and anren't particularly bothered about WAP.
    by timberflake
    unlocking it won't stop the wap from being used, it is very easy to enter the wap settings for a new provider. Most will text them to you, or just go to the sony ericsson site, they will also text you wap settings
    Last edited by kai666; 21-12-2006 at 6:20 PM.
    • rash.m2k
    • By rash.m2k 21st Dec 06, 9:44 PM
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    • #8
    • 21st Dec 06, 9:44 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 9:44 PM
    Hi,
    We have just bought this Sony phone off Ebay. It was mis-represented in the description (in more than one way). Despite being advertised as being unlocked, it isn't and we need help to unlock it if possible. (On Vodaphone presently and we are Orange) As it is for a child's christmas present we need assistance pretty quickly, so would appreciate any input from the mobile phone experts out there. All help would be appreciated. Thanks - Sally
    by sallysaver
    Just go to your local mobile dealer and they'll unlock it for about £10. make sure ya haggle with the price. Voda only charge about £15 £20 for unlock anyway.
    • kai666
    • By kai666 21st Dec 06, 9:53 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 9:53 PM
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    • 21st Dec 06, 9:53 PM
    Just go to your local mobile dealer and they'll unlock it for about £10. make sure ya haggle with the price. Voda only charge about £15 £20 for unlock anyway.
    by rash.m2k

    you can haggle all you like but as already stated,but it can't be unlocked yet, apart from by the network you got it from
    Last edited by kai666; 21-12-2006 at 9:56 PM.
    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 21st Dec 06, 10:03 PM
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    Found this on another forum

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    It's possible to request an NUC at anytime from customer services. You
    can do this either by contacting 191, going into a Vodafone store or
    getting in touch by email using the 'contact us' option on
    www.vodafone.co.uk. If you leave the short code FIT135 in your email
    this will route you through to a member of our online team who'll be
    able to send off a request for your code.

    You'll just need to provide the following information:

    - Make and model of handset
    - IMEI number (you can find this by entering * # 0 6 # and pressing
    send)
    - Address including post code

    Vodafone then contact the manufacturer to obtain the NUC code. If the
    handset is under twelve months old then there would be a charge of
    £19.99 to unlock the handset which is either debited from the account
    (if contract) or needs to be applied onto the handset as calling credit
    (if pay as you talk). If your handset is over twelve months old then
    you can get an NUC code free of charge.

    Hope this information helps anyone else who has any future queries
    about Vodafone NUCs
  • jo--king
    i have this phone, you need a cable to unlock it or you can get it done at a market stall/unlock shop.
    Another day another R&R
    kindly sponsored by tescos.
    • rash.m2k
    • By rash.m2k 21st Dec 06, 10:09 PM
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    I didn't know it could not be unlocked. In that case get someone who is a vodafone customer to put in an order for an unlock code for you.

    OR get a vodafone simcard and register it with Vodafone with the W850i and then ask for an unlock code.
  • james-73
    christmas is for children, PM me the imei number from the phone and i will get you the unlock code (if its in the Vodafone database yet) for it tomorrow, free.

    br
    • rash.m2k
    • By rash.m2k 22nd Dec 06, 10:11 PM
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    christmas is for children, PM me the imei number from the phone and i will get you the unlock code (if its in the Vodafone database yet) for it tomorrow, free.

    br
    by james-73
    If you can't get it I just got this email:

    http://www.dummyphones.co.uk/vodaoffer.jpg

    I would be sceptical, but they seem legit. Thought you might be interested.
  • james-73
    If you can't get it I just got this email:

    http://www.dummyphones.co.uk/vodaoffer.jpg

    I would be sceptical, but they seem legit. Thought you might be interested.
    by rash.m2k

    we all get them from the same place. if i cannot get it, no one else can.

    br
    • A little stressed!!
    • By A little stressed!! 22nd Dec 06, 11:28 PM
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    A little stressed!!
    Have you been able to find a code for w850i yet?


    james u have PM regarding w850i. Any help would be much appreciated
    I'm getting older, and lifes getting harder!
  • drahcir
    If you can't get it I just got this email:

    http://www.dummyphones.co.uk/vodaoffer.jpg

    I would be sceptical, but they seem legit. Thought you might be interested.
    by rash.m2k
    they are charging the same price that voda would charge you anyway?
    • rash.m2k
    • By rash.m2k 23rd Dec 06, 10:52 AM
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    they are charging the same price that voda would charge you anyway?
    by drahcir
    But voda take a whole week I heard. Anyway, ask James, he seems like the MAN, IF he can't then maybe these guys.
    • sgx.saint
    • By sgx.saint 23rd Dec 06, 11:23 AM
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    You can unlock this phone with the correct cable and the software is available online, just FYI.
  • drahcir
    But voda take a whole week I heard. Anyway, ask James, he seems like the MAN, IF he can't then maybe these guys.
    by rash.m2k
    i know james-73 will get the code quicker if its on the database.
    i was just saying that the link shown was charging the same as vodafone would.
    most people who sell vodacodes charge a lot less
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