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    I bought a V10 via a friend in New York from ebay. The phone is locked to tmobile but i thought it can't be that hard to unlock for my UK EE sim,wrong.
    I put in my sim and used the 'unlock' app,but it failed to work so i called tmobile in the U.S but was told they can only unlock the phone to the original purchaser!!!!!!! and it seems tmobile phones won't unlock with a code either.
    Im tearing my hair out here. such a lovely phone and great camera,was so excited to get it and now im stuck.
    Any help much appreciated
     

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    Call back & try again,this particular CSR is misinformed & gave you false/incorrect information.
    The SIM Unlocking requirements are outlined here:
    http://www.t-mobile.com/company/com...olicy/unlock-your-mobile-wireless-device.html
    I saw one statement in the terms that is a catch-all:
    • T-Mobile may request proof of purchase or additional information in its discretion and certain other exceptions may apply.
    However,I can't imagine T-Mobile invoking it for no reason,as long as the other terms have been met.
    Check the IMEI on Swappa:
    https://swappa.com/esn

    Also,take it to a local service provider & see if they will activate it.If they won't/can't,ask them why.............. They should be able to check the ESN/IMEI also.
     
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    Thanks Kolio,just checked the Imei and it looks clear,isnt blocked.
    she did tell me the unlock app only works on data with a tmobile(U.S) sim.so no chance for me over here on that count.
    ill have a read of the requirements and try them again.
    cheers mate.
     
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    she also toutched on some of the requirements,that the contract may not have been paid up to date,BUT she didnt take my IMEI to check it either.
     
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    :D:DHAPPY DAYS:D:D
    I'm up and running. Not sure what happened but I tried the unlock app again and this time it worked.
    At 11st I had no data but a quick call to EE uk to configure my settings and everything is working :D:D:p:p
     
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