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    • melbury
    • By melbury 9th Jan 18, 7:26 PM
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    How to unlock my Virgin mobile phone
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:26 PM
    How to unlock my Virgin mobile phone 9th Jan 18 at 7:26 PM
    I have a very old (15+ years) PAYG Nokia 1100 - very basic because I don't use it that often.

    Anyway I am sick of paying such high charges and decided to get an 02 Classic PAYG sim card.

    Trouble is I have now discovered that my phone is locked and have read that Virgin would expect me to pay £15.32 to unlock it. As my phone is old and I have paid a fortune for my calls over the past 15 years, I don't really want to give them any more money.

    Is there any cheap/easy way to unlock my phone so that I can just put the new sim that 02 have sent me in?

    I am a techno-diinosaur so wouldn't be able to cope with anything complicated

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 9th Jan 18, 7:51 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:51 PM
    You could ask them nicely to do it free as a goodwill gesture.
    • d123
    • By d123 9th Jan 18, 7:56 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:56 PM
    You could ask them nicely to do it free as a goodwill gesture.
    Originally posted by pmduk
    Virgin? The only time I’ve ever got a goodwill gesture out of them was when dealing with their Exec Office. Their normal CS wouldn’t know how to spell goodwill
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    • melbury
    • By melbury 9th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:07 PM
    Just read about it on Martin's advice page about mobiles:

    Virgin Mobile Call 0345 600 0789 Up to 28 days

    PAYG Free if purchased 12+ mths ago, £15.32 otherwise N/A

    So will try asking them nicely
    Stopped smoking 27/12/2007, but could start again at any time

    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 10th Jan 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 12:29 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 12:29 PM
    there are other providers which will working without unlocking.


    e.g. Asda.


    They only charge about 4p or 8p
    Get a free sim from there website. NOT instore.
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