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02 locked phones

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‎02-07-2013 12:21 PM

Hi I am am looking at a samsung galaxy s3 on the Preloved site and thinking of buying it.It is locked to the 02 network.I know that 02 is the provider for 48 but will 48 sim cards work in 02 locked phones.

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‎02-07-2013 02:55 PM

I'm pretty sure not and you will still have to get the handset unlocked to work on 48 even though 48 is an MVNO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_virtual_network_operator) operating largely on the O2 network. Often it's possible to buy unlock codes for phones online for a few euros.

 

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The Legend
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‎02-07-2013 03:39 PM

A quick Google suggests that unlocking should be possible for free or for a few euro. E.g.:

 

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=79757165

 

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‎02-07-2013 04:06 PM
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The Legend
Posts: 16,547
‎02-07-2013 02:55 PM

I'm pretty sure not and you will still have to get the handset unlocked to work on 48 even though 48 is an MVNO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_virtual_network_operator) operating largely on the O2 network. Often it's possible to buy unlock codes for phones online for a few euros.

 

Hope this helps.


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‎02-07-2013 03:36 PM

Thans a lot for your reply.

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The Legend
Posts: 16,547
‎02-07-2013 03:39 PM

A quick Google suggests that unlocking should be possible for free or for a few euro. E.g.:

 

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=79757165

 

Hope this helps.


I am not a 48 employee - if you need to contact 48 support then please click here - if the Chat Now option does not appear on that page then keep trying until it does.
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‎02-07-2013 04:06 PM

Thanks again

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