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uk mobile telephones

Posted by fastfranky - Created: 15 years ago
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My dad is here on the Cote and has an Orange mobile phone with a pay-as-you call rechargable chip thing. If I buy him a standard recharge scratch-card in a tabac will it work; 1) here and 2) when he goes home to the UK. Do I sound dumb? I always had a subscription, don't know much about these scratch cards I'm afraid, and he is 84 and doesn't know much about anything.............

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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 15 years ago

Orange phones from the UK are SIM locked which means that another SIM card will not work.  As a point of interest, BT Cellnet/02 phones are not SIM locked.

You can have them unlocked by some cellphone shops - in the UK it costs about GBP 15.  I daresay if you asked around here you could find someone who would do it.  It requires some software, a cable, and a little knowhow.  It is not illegal to do this - technically however it might be a breach of contract.