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Hi technos - Hubbie has a little cheap phone - cause that is what he wants. Today it fell from a great height and guess what - dont work no more - I put his card in an old phone of mine - charged the phone up and it doesnt work - any ideas - I bet you have loads and I have none - no surprise there then :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Have you tried putting his phone card in your phone that you know works to check if the card is working?
I was looking in the locked glass cabinet that is full of electronic goodies at our local Aldi last saturday and they have a basic moby phone for €20, so not really worth messing with is it?
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Old phone, old simlock never unlocked?

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What he means is maybe the old phone you tried to put the sim card in has been factory locked to work only with the original network provider.
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Aardvark wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:50 am
What he means is maybe the old phone you tried to put the sim card in has been factory locked to work only with the original network provider.
AAHHH thatseemsto make sense as his card work and my old phone workswith my simcard (same provider). He will buy another cheap one I just thought rather than old phone sitting in a drawer- he may as well use it. Yet another "Baldrick" down the drain :lol:
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Locked, but not forever. After one or two years you should be free as a bird to fly away into the sky, north-south-east-west. Read about the unlock policy of T-Mobile. Not only this provider, all the others have also to comply with EU regulations.

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Thanks everyone for your help. Hubbie took my old phone to work with him today and he has just telephoned me. One of the youngsters (you know the generation who came out of the womb with a mobile in their hand) sorted it out and it is working fine. All is well :good:
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My old payg mobile phones are used as bedside clocks and alarm clocks and also as I (Mrs A) usually visits the throne in the middle of night I use the phone as a torch so as not to wake him bless him! :innocent:

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Archy wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:45 pm
My old payg mobile phones are used as bedside clocks and alarm clocks and also as I (Mrs A) usually visits the throne in the middle of night I use the phone as a torch so as not to wake him bless him! :innocent:
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RobertArthur wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Locked, but not forever. After one or two years you should be free as a bird to fly away into the sky, north-south-east-west. Read about the unlock policy of T-Mobile. Not only this provider, all the others have also to comply with EU regulations.
That's the theory anyway. OH has a very good quality phone that has remained in a drawer unused for ages. We tried using it with our current provider and found it was locked. We contacted the original service provider FT/Orange and they will indeed unlock it for free. The deal breaker is that they want info from the original documentation to unlock it. The paperwork has long since been sacrificed as fire lighters. Another working phone gone to landfill. :(
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