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    • Schoolworker
    • By Schoolworker 13th Mar 17, 9:59 PM
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    New phone query
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    • 13th Mar 17, 9:59 PM
    New phone query 13th Mar 17 at 9:59 PM
    Just bought a phone for daughters birthday. Was advised by phone master shop that the phone was unlocked and should work with all networks. Gave just tried the phone with a new sim we have in the house from plusnet. No use so I think I have bought pay as you go phone.

    Anyone know how much it would be to unlock this phone so that we can order a sim deal on a month to month basis. Any info would be grateful.
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    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 13th Mar 17, 10:02 PM
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    Anyone know how much it would be to unlock this phone
    Originally posted by Schoolworker
    Would be helpful to know what phone it is you have bought

    • Schoolworker
    • By Schoolworker 13th Mar 17, 10:08 PM
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    Its a Alcatel pixi 4 (5") screen.
    • steveE2
    • By steveE2 14th Mar 17, 2:16 AM
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    Plenty unlockers on ebay from 99p
    • AndyPK
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:44 PM
    Are you sure the plusnet sim works? They do expire if not used for ~3 months.

    You could also order free sims from vodaphone and o2 and three.

    Try these. If none work, its not locked
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    • By ringo_24601 14th Mar 17, 5:50 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:50 PM
    Order yourself a giffgaff sim for free, check if that works

    You might just have a bad/inactive sim from plusnet
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 14th Mar 17, 6:33 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 6:33 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 6:33 PM
    Just bought a phone for daughters birthday. Was advised by phone master shop that the phone was unlocked and should work with all networks. Gave just tried the phone with a new sim we have in the house from plusnet. No use so I think I have bought pay as you go phone.

    Anyone know how much it would be to unlock this phone so that we can order a sim deal on a month to month basis. Any info would be grateful.
    Originally posted by Schoolworker
    If the shop told you it was unlocked, they're in breach of contract. I'd take it back and ask them to unlock it for you.
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