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    • Michael_Hughes
    • By Michael_Hughes 5th Dec 16, 4:41 PM
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    Michael_Hughes
    Ladies and gentlemen!

    I have been unlocking mobile phones since 2011 and know a thing or two about this industry.

    Please be very careful buying unlock codes online as there are hundreds of scammers out there. Always thoroughly research the website before spending your hard-earned cash. Here's a very useful link to all the con artists dying for you to fall into their traps. You'll notice OfficialiPhoneunlock is ON it! Stay away from them as they are a well known in the business for their shady operations!:

    theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Scam_Jailbreaks_and_Unlocks

    ALWAYS ask the network the phone is locked to first for the unlock code. Only then should you look elsewhere. Try one of the big unlocking companies with proper infrastructure like doctorsim.com. Their codes are legitimate and if your code isn't in the system they'll refund your money. Very few unlocking companies offer any sort of guarantees.
    • roscoe8888
    • By roscoe8888 4th Jan 17, 8:51 AM
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    roscoe8888
    Unlocking Nightmare with EE and Blackberry Priv handset
    Please can anyone out there help?

    I bought a secondhand (one month old) Blackberry Priv knowing that it was locked to EE off eBay. I contacted EE directly and after paying the required amount received an unlock code with simple instructions and the warning that only a single entry would be possible.

    After inserting my sim and entering the code, the handset was not unlocked. I re-contacted EE and was told to try again, albeit in a different format. Still 'locked'! I had been using an MVNO sim (not a sim from a major carrier: Vodaphone, EE, O2) and this would not work with an unlocking code. Two further attempts later under EE instruction and the handset is permanently locked to EE they tell me, as do Blackberry themselves.

    After contacting the Ombudsman, Citizens Advice and escalating the issue through the ranks of EE, I have been told that nothing can be done at all to unlock the handset.

    This is a brief overview of the story from over a 6 month period and any assistance would be hugely appreciated.

    BEWARE, unlocking can sometimes be a NIGHTMARE
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 4th Jan 17, 9:52 AM
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    Colin_Maybe
    Please can anyone out there help?

    I bought a secondhand (one month old) Blackberry Priv knowing that it was locked to EE off eBay. I contacted EE directly and after paying the required amount received an unlock code with simple instructions and the warning that only a single entry would be possible.

    After inserting my sim and entering the code, the handset was not unlocked. I re-contacted EE and was told to try again, albeit in a different format. Still 'locked'! I had been using an MVNO sim (not a sim from a major carrier: Vodaphone, EE, O2) and this would not work with an unlocking code. Two further attempts later under EE instruction and the handset is permanently locked to EE they tell me, as do Blackberry themselves.

    After contacting the Ombudsman, Citizens Advice and escalating the issue through the ranks of EE, I have been told that nothing can be done at all to unlock the handset.

    This is a brief overview of the story from over a 6 month period and any assistance would be hugely appreciated.

    BEWARE, unlocking can sometimes be a NIGHTMARE
    Originally posted by roscoe8888
    This website may help you out, make sure to read all of the comments before trying anything.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-priv-f440/my-priv-mep-locked-what-can-i-do-1079568/
    • roscoe8888
    • By roscoe8888 4th Jan 17, 9:54 AM
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    Unlocking with EE - Simple When it Works
    Just read some posts about problems unlocking with EE. There is a direct contact number to call to get unlocking codes from EE. 07953.966.250. I used this 6 months ago and after giving my IMEI number, they called me back a couple of days later to say that a code could be provided at a cost of under £10 (I can't remember now exactly). The code was e-mailed through a week later. Simples.

    WARNING: The instructions seemed simple and I had successfully unlocked another phone a few years ago. You CANNOT use a sim from anyone other than the major companies; EE, Vodaphone, O2 - NOT Virgin, NOT Tesco, NOT 3 etc., because they are called MVNOs (google it!)

    Because I wasn't aware of this, I appeared to use up all my Blackberry handset attempts and EE now tell me that this is tough, the handset is now permanently locked to EE. BEWARE!!
    • islagran
    • By islagran 14th Jan 17, 8:23 PM
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    Quick and easy
    Hi, recently bought a 2nd hand iphone6 that was locked to ee network. Visited local mobile phone shops who all said it would cost£40 and would take up to 2weeks. After reading this forum advice I phoned ee who were very helpful, I paid £8.99 and had phone unlocked in 24 hrs, brilliant, just glad I didn't pay £40!
    • pol098
    • By pol098 2nd Mar 17, 7:16 PM
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    Unlocking with EE - Simple When it Works
    Re comment that the SIM used for unlocking must be from a major network (not Virgin, Tesco, THREE, etc.): I unlocked a phone locked to Orange (now EE) with a 3 SIM with no problems a few weeks ago. I think that is because 3 is a major network rather than an MVNO (part of Hutchison Telecom); the restriction may apply to actual MVNOs.
    • T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.
    • By T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S. 19th Mar 17, 4:18 PM
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    T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.
    Asda Android Smartphone
    I am tempted to buy an Android Smartphone from Asda as they seem to have a good selection of small phones (so many of the phones seem massive to me).
    It will probably be supplied with an O2 or EE simcard - but, perhaps, not locked (?) or easy enough to unlock - I could just slot my Tesco simcard in there and hope for the best - just thought I'd run that by you guys before I get round to it.. .. cheers!
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 19th Mar 17, 4:20 PM
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    DCFC79
    I am tempted to buy an Android Smartphone from Asda as they seem to have a good selection of small phones (so many of the phones seem massive to me).
    It will probably be supplied with an O2 or EE simcard - but, perhaps, not locked (?) or easy enough to unlock - I could just slot my Tesco simcard in there and hope for the best - just thought I'd run that by you guys before I get round to it.. .. cheers!
    Originally posted by T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.
    Well what phones do yoou like, google the model and if its easy to unlock.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.
    • By T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S. 19th Mar 17, 4:43 PM
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    T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.
    As the phones were on display it was difficult to tell what models they were but I guess I'll look a bit harder. Thanks

    Well what phones do yoou like, google the model and if its easy to unlock.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    • carolliam
    • By carolliam 9th Apr 17, 5:13 PM
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    carolliam
    Unlocking iPhone 7
    Hi can anybody recommend a online website to unlock my phone thanks
    • T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.
    • By T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S. 25th Apr 17, 5:15 PM
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    T.F.S.B.I.G.W.S.
    I like Alcatel Pixies (at least it was an Alcatel - I think it was a pixie) as they are pocket sized. Looks like they are easy to unlock if this is to believed https://sim-unlock.net/simlock/Alcatel/Pixi_4_(6)/
    • theloft
    • By theloft 26th Sep 17, 10:43 PM
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    theloft
    cheapest unlocking
    After being quoted ridiculous amounts from EE (T-Mobile locked) and time it would take. After some research I used an EBay seller for unlocking my HTC Desire phone. This was smartunlocking UK. Total cost £1.29 and done in minutes.
    Would certainly use them again.
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