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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by khanvis2009, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. khanvis2009

    khanvis2009 New Member
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    Hi,

    I am planning to buy a factory unlocked milestone in India and use it on a gsm network .(vodafone India)

    My question is that the how do know if its a factory unlocked milestone and not unlocked version from a european/canadian carrier( like a jailbroken iphone ). :thinking:

    Most dealers here sell it without a box so checking the box is not an option and most stores will not allow me to use it before buying .

    So based on the external physical appearance how can i tell if its a factory unlocked milestone ?

    Are there any physical differences between a droid and a milestone ?:):thinking::thinking::thinking:
     

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  2. hef

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    for the last time, there are no locked milestones.
     
  3. MountainDrew

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    What? Every Milestone sold in Canada is locked to Telus. I've unlocked two of them so far.
     
  4. colnago

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    Yeah, but if its available for sale "now", and "prior to now", in India, its most likely not a Telus branded Milestone. There were some German carriers also offering the Milestone, for like 1 Euro, or free...not sure about the branding/locking however.
     
  5. Brendanmurphy

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    All Milestones are factory locked..... The Milestone uses an unlock code so once you unlock it it is permanent not like the iphone software unlock.

    The Droid can have custom roms with cool features the milestone cannot. That is the only difference.
     
  6. Szadzik

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    You are talking abou a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT thing.

    The OP meant SIMLOCK and not ROM.
     
  7. Brendanmurphy

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    My first sentence refereed to simlock. The motorola Milestone is not sold directly to consumers unlocked. Re read my post before making judgments. I said " All Milestones are factory locked..... It is not like the iphone with a software lock you need an unlock code and it is permanent "

    Second sentence was referring to the differences between droid and milestone
     
  8. Szadzik

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    You are wrong again, Motorola Milestone is sold to customers without any contracts at all which means it comes factory unlocked.

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  9. Akkuzo

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    Brendanmurphy is correct. The Canadian milestone is locked. As he said, it can be unlocked permanently with a code.
     
  10. Szadzik

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    Yes, but the OP is looking to buy it in India, so...
     
  11. Brendanmurphy

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    Not factory unlocked. This is a resaler who bought the phones and used unlock codes to unlock them. The nexus one is an example of a factory unlocked phone. As is the the nokia n900 or n97
     
  12. hef

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    seriously,.

    i have yet to hear of a sim locked milestone. they don't exist to my knowledge.
     
  13. Brendanmurphy

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    Canadian Milestone asks for an unlock code if you stick in a sim card other then telus.

    Germany Milestone from O2 asks for an unlock code if you stick in a sim card other then theirs.

    90% of phones have a sim lock. Its the odd few like the Nexus one, Nokia N900, Nokia N95 that are sold directly to consumers not from carriers without a sim lock
     
  14. Szadzik

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    In the UK carriers do not put simlocks on phones sold with contracts!!!
     
  15. khanvis2009

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    ok guys ill help u out here .. i finally got a brand new milestone for 530 USD here in Mumbai , India .

    its factory unlocked . i can use it with any carrier . it even cheaper than a nexus ... which is sold here for around $560 .

    i havent checked it online but arent these prices lesser than what its sold at in Europe or US or am i wrong?
    cause the last time i heard the nexus was selling at 580 approx after taxes in the US..
     
  16. Szadzik

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    We have exactly the same prices here in the UK.
     
  17. MountainDrew

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    When I said in the third post that I had unlocked two of them, you heard of a sim locked milestone. Your statement is false. :p
     
  18. vasanti3

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    Hi guys I just joined this forum.I just bought a brand new Milestone from a local store in mumbai suburbs for Rs.24000(US 530).It is from Motorola Hongkong.It is unlocked.
     
  19. fuliautomatix

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    which store did you buy it from? And did it have Android 2.1 installed on it to begin with? Thanks.

     
  20. iac

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    Hi,

    New to Milestone with Android. Its nice.

    Want to know, in UAE (United Arab Emirates) market, Milestone is factory unlock....?

    TIA

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