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Nokia 5146 unlocking

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Yes I know its old - and phones really are not my subject

I have the Nokia with the service from 1-2-1 (T mobile) and have been donated a spare handset which is locked with BT Cellnet

Most of the high street shops say it cant be unlocked, and I dont trust the companies advertising out of the Loot paper with flyleads, chip flashes etc etc

Is there someone out there that know if its a code via the keyset, or maybe a download thats somewhat simpler with little or no stripping down

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Hi C.H.

This link shows that it can be unlocked http://www.123unlock.co.uk/. If you know of an independent mobile retailer they will probably unlock it for a tenner. That's what I did on an old model.

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pardon my complete ignorance but what exactly does unlocking do to the phone? I have heard of people chipping phones and getting free calls, all completely illegal i imagine but what is the difference?

ps
latest info is that the new generation of mobiles will have technology that can be used by the military to track people.
They bounce the signals off all the mobiles and it makes a massive radar so that they can trace people anywhere or so i read somewhere in the net.
 

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Some operators provide a discount on certain phones which is paid for by future line rental or call charges, to protect their ongoing income they have the phones locked to their network. So all unlocking does is free up the phone to be used with other providers.

Reference the second point, an interesting concept and I would guess quite possible, why they'd want to know where I am though. ?

:confused :D
 

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That means I won't be able to take my mobile into the loo anymore.
 

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LOL, quite the opposite with me, if I go to the loo, or get in the shower, the phone rings. I could be sat doing nothing for several hours, but the minute I go to the loo............ :rolleyes:

I keep it with me nearly all of the time now. :)