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Phone Unlocking

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Please note that the GeoSIM will only work in an unlocked mobile phone handset.

Is my handset locked?

An unlocked handset means that your phone will work regardless of which mobile operator's SIM you put in it. Most handsets are sold locked to a particular network. Unless you have unlocked your handset or you purchased it "SIM FREE" or unlocked, it is highly likely that your handset is locked to your current network.

Anecdotally we have heard that O2 handsets are not locked - however we cannot guarantee that this is the case.

How do I find out if my handset is unlocked?

To check if your handset is unlocked, insert a SIM card from a different network than the network you currently use. For example, if you have a T-Mobile phone/SIM, try putting an Orange or Vodafone SIM card in to your handset. If the phone will alow you to make outgoing calls with an alternative SIM inserted, then your handset is already unlocked. This means the GeoSIM will work in your handset - provided you have a compatible handset of course. If it does not work, then you will need to get your handset unlocked.

OK, My handset is locked. How do I get it unlocked so I can use GeoSIM?

To unlock your phone you can either:

  • Google "Mobile Phone Unlocking" and use one of the many online unlocking services.
  • Call your network provider and they will graciously relieve you of around 20 and a take about two weeks to unlock your phone. (They don't really want you to unlock it. They would much rather you remained tied in to their network - hence the delay and cost!). Unlocking your handset is TOTALLY LEGAL and the networks are obliged to do it for you if you make the request.

  • Take it to the Local "Independent Phone Guy" at your local Market and he'll do it in a few minutes for a few pounds.

OK, My handset is unlocked, what do I do now?

Buy a GeoSIM global SIM card, insert it in your phone and start saving on your calls!