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I want to unlock my hand set but O2 said they can’t do it because is not their hand set but I receive the hand set from O2, I don’t understand that
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Registered: ‎04-04-2012

Re: Unlock

@Larry how to unlock here https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/Unlocking-an-O2-phone-to-use-a-different-SIM-card/ba-p/1... but have you tried a different SIM card already as it may not be locked?

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Re: Unlock


How long ago did you buy the phone? It may well be unlocked if it was a recent purchase?


Best of luck anyway and welcome to the forum Welcome

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Re: Unlock

Also depending on where you got it from - for instance Carphone Warehouse - it may be unlocked.
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Re: Unlock

Try a sim card from the other networks and let us know the message you get. 

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Re: Unlock

Good morning @Larry, I was wondering how you were getting on with your handset since you last posted?


There's a lot of advice above, so it'd be great if you could have a look and let us know if you need some more help at all Smiley Happy

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