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Old October 31st, 2010, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Vodafone Unlock

Does anyone know how long the wait time is, I requested an unlock code 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting for the code. Vodafone just tell me it's pending but they don't know how long it will take, they say they have had a lot of unlock requests for the wildfire and this is why it's taking a long time.

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Old October 31st, 2010, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone know how long the wait time is, I requested an unlock code 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting for the code. Vodafone just tell me it's pending but they don't know how long it will take, they say they have had a lot of unlock requests for the wildfire and this is why it's taking a long time.
I requested mine last weekend online and was told it costs 19.99 and can take up to a week. Went instore and they requested the code for free telling me it would take 72 hours but can take up to 6 weeks. So far no code. I reckon they make us wait hoping we might think lets stay with Vodafone!
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Old November 1st, 2010, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I requested mine last weekend online and was told it costs 19.99 and can take up to a week. Went instore and they requested the code for free telling me it would take 72 hours but can take up to 6 weeks. So far no code. I reckon they make us wait hoping we might think lets stay with Vodafone!
I did mine over the phone, had to top up 20 and they took that as payment. Not much chance of me going with vodafone. At present I get 300 mins plus 500 texts and added internet (not sure how much) for just 15 a month on 3. It would cost me 25 with vodafone.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 02:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I did mine over the phone, had to top up 20 and they took that as payment. Not much chance of me going with vodafone. At present I get 300 mins plus 500 texts and added internet (not sure how much) for just 15 a month on 3. It would cost me 25 with vodafone.
Decent deal you got, I get crap 3 coverage where I am so couldn't have that. I've got the same but with O2 for 20, 300mins, unlimited text, 500mb data, on simplicity 30 day rolling contract so if anything better comes along I can jump ship. Surprised they made you top up the 20 for the code though.
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Old November 5th, 2010, 01:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Same problem here. I've been waiting a week having paid my 20. When I phoned to chase them up, the first person I spoke to said it was out of their hands and told me to ring HTC. The person at HTC sounded extremely fed up with Vodafone and suggested I ring them back and ask for someone who knew what they were talking about. I did this and got the story about high demand. Apparently we're all buying the 130 phone from Argos and then asking for an unlock code. Or could they just be stalling so that we buy more top-ups from them while we're waiting?
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Old November 5th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Same problem here. I've been waiting a week having paid my 20. When I phoned to chase them up, the first person I spoke to said it was out of their hands and told me to ring HTC. The person at HTC sounded extremely fed up with Vodafone and suggested I ring them back and ask for someone who knew what they were talking about. I did this and got the story about high demand. Apparently we're all buying the 130 phone from Argos and then asking for an unlock code. Or could they just be stalling so that we buy more top-ups from them while we're waiting?
HTC have sold their handset, they've made their money, they're not bothered what sim card you put in their handset. Of course its Voda stalling in the hope you/we decide to stay with them
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Old November 5th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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HTC have sold their handset, they've made their money, they're not bothered what sim card you put in their handset. Of course its Voda stalling in the hope you/we decide to stay with them
Have you received your code yet? You requested it a week before I did.
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Old November 5th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Have you received your code yet? You requested it a week before I did.
Nothing. Going back to the store tomorrow to see what the hold up is. To be fair to them they said I should receive it in 72 hours but can take up to 6 weeks. It's frustrating but end of the day I bought the phone nice n cheap so if I have to wait for the 6 weeks its not the end of the world. Thats what I keep telling myself anyway lol!
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I was waiting for 10 days to get the code from Vodafone and now its unlocked
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Same problem here. I've been waiting a week having paid my 20. When I phoned to chase them up, the first person I spoke to said it was out of their hands and told me to ring HTC. The person at HTC sounded extremely fed up with Vodafone and suggested I ring them back and ask for someone who knew what they were talking about. I did this and got the story about high demand. Apparently we're all buying the 130 phone from Argos and then asking for an unlock code. Or could they just be stalling so that we buy more top-ups from them while we're waiting?
so the actual fone costs 130 and then 10 top up then 20 to unlock so overall cost = 160 for HTC wildfire

is is worth that much?
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so the actual fone costs 130 and then 10 top up then 20 to unlock so overall cost = 160 for HTC wildfire

is is worth that much?
The overall cost was actually 150 as the 20 unlock charge included the original 10 top-up, so I only had to top-up an extra 10 for the unlock. Argos were also giving 2 X 10 vouchers for any purchase over 100, so the net cost was 130 for an unlocked phone (if they ever give me the code). SIM free phone on Amazon or Play.com - 225. Worth it to me.
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Default Wildfire pay as you go on Vodafone

While I've tried other networks I find Vodafone to be the best for coverage in Scotland, although not happy that no 'bolt ons' available until recently.

Bought Wildfire for 140 (replacing unlocked Samsung Jet) did not force topup in the shop but bought a 10 topup online with Voda's new 'freebees'.

The package I choose has 10 credit, always there, plus 300mins and 500mb data, which is removed if not used up in 30 days.

I'm not a heavy user but thought this was a good flexible deal given the good coverage I get, phone displays 'H' most of the time so HSPDA available.
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My code has now arrived after 11 days. Not quite the 3 working days they suggested, but the phone's now unlocked. Happy days!
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I got the Wildfire for 126 no topup paid.Got the unlock code from voda for free as on sim only with them.It took 15 days to arrive.
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Went back to the Voda store and they had my unlock code waiting, they unlocked it for me there and then, tested it with another sim card, and I never even paid the 20 fee. Actually thinking of moving from O2 to Voda as they seem a lot more helpful.
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oh good luck dude!
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oh good luck dude!
How do you mean? As in good luck you'll need it with Voda?
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Decent deal you got, I get crap 3 coverage where I am so couldn't have that. I've got the same but with O2 for 20, 300mins, unlimited text, 500mb data, on simplicity 30 day rolling contract so if anything better comes along I can jump ship. Surprised they made you top up the 20 for the code though.
try a sim only deal with virginmobile they are pretty good
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I paid 14 pounds on mobileunlock got code within 2 minutes
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hi all,
not really sure about all this hitech stuff but just bought htc wildfire from argos locked to vodaphone, after reading about some dodgy unlock sites on here last night i tried www.mobilefreedom.net, it cost me 23 but my phone was unlocked within 10 mins....code sent by text and email, great site would recommend!
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Try this http://www.nextgenserver.com/calculator it's free and instant.
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Someone Please help me unlock my Huawei 845 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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In Australia, the unlock feature is free, immediate and done via an online feature on their site. I love VodafoneAU
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Or you can just buy an already unlocked phone from Vodafone Review.

Also they have Huawei Vodafone 845 Black Android SIM Free phone.
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You can get the unlock code from network provider or from online provider...You have to wait for long time if you get the code from network provider.If you want the code immediately,you can get it from online providers..Here i found the site www.mobile-unlocker.com which provide unlock code immediately and i unlocked easily from network lock..If you want you can get it from here..For more details visit here...
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