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Desire direct from T-Mobile - SIM locked?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by carthesis, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. carthesis

    carthesis Well-Known Member
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    Is there anyone out there that has obtained a Desire direct from T-Mobile (UK) proper, rather than buying an unbranded one and sticking a T-Mobile SIM in it?

    If so, could one of you try popping a non-T-Mob SIM in it and see if the phone comes SIM-locked or not for me please?

    Many thanks!
     

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  2. bluebirds

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    just tried an o2 sim.
    It's network locked !!!
     
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  3. sandozer

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    When I collected my phone on Saturday the sales guy did say it was locked to T-mobile.
    Hope I can get an unlock from them later in the year, I always use a local sim-card when on holiday.
     
  4. nx1977

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    T-mobile branded/supplied are locked to T-mobile UK.
     
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  5. jonokimber

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  6. carthesis

    carthesis Well-Known Member
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    Not wanting to sound petty but:

    I did try a search. Noone had asked that question. I am aware it CAN be unlocked. I was attempting to find out if it actually NEEDED to be. I assumed it would be, but you know what they say about assumptions. :rolleyes:
     
  7. carthesis

    carthesis Well-Known Member
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    Oh, also to those with a T-Mob UK phone - how much T-Mobile branding crap is there on the firmware? Is it full of nonsense, or is it pretty clean?
     
  8. Quazar

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    I have a t-mobile Desire, there are only 2 differences from what I can see. The splash screen on boot up, and the internet icon is different. Nothing else is changed from what I can see.
    Only difference will be that updates will be a bit delayed as t-mobile will have to update it with their "changes" before we can have it.
    Also, I unlocked mine, using it on orange.
     
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  9. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member
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    There isn't much branding on it and so its all good :D
     
  10. nx1977

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    Wasnt much on the Hero either besides the splash at startup and a web n walk shortcut/bookmark.
     
  11. Droid888

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    T-Mobile will unlock it after the first month of use for
     
  12. Stoo

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    on the t mob sim card does it say 3G? mine was blank but my old orange sim had 3g, only asking coz my net aint working
     
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