View Full Version : e71 PAYG 239 on three :)


macwhu
11-08-2008, 08:38 AM
seems 3 now have E71s on payg
for 239 with 10 credit - anyone know how easy it is to unlock?

i presume you have to request though 3 and pay but how much and will
they do it from new.

as thats a 90 saying (100 if you use the 10 credit)

Smokedog
11-08-2008, 10:25 PM
I bought one last week. CS can unlock it for you for 15 but they don't have the code from Nokia yet, which could take at least a month.

I got mine unlocked for 20 from a mobile repair shop and its quite hard to do, so not many of them can do it.

Also its 229.99 not 239.99

macwhu
12-08-2008, 09:33 AM
yes its 229 in the three store - but online its 239 as they bundle in 10 of PAYG credit. can you buy it without buying any credit?

macwhu
12-08-2008, 09:37 AM
also you could use simAble to unlock it :)

my only concern is then being stuck with 3 firmware revisions (ie out of date)
unless it can be de-branded too.

Smokedog
12-08-2008, 05:12 PM
also you could use simAble to unlock it :)

my only concern is then being stuck with 3 firmware revisions (ie out of date)
unless it can be de-branded too.

I tried simAble and it didn't work.

There isn't much 3 branding, just a few added menu icons/bookmarks and startup screen. Also GSM is deleted from network mode leaving you with Dual or UMTS.

I have changed my product code to a generic euro model but no firmware is available for it to update yet.

PS. I purchased it in store and I didn't have to buy any airtime credit.

aaliyahhaque
03-11-2008, 03:51 AM
I went to my local three store in Croydon where I live the ohter day.

I tried to buy a e71 on pay as you go. The guy in the shop told me that these phones can not be unlocked and even if i unlocked it, most of the features will not be available.

I asked if it made any difference if I used NSS software to factory software. He said no, I am very confused! HELP!

ajexp
10-12-2008, 09:08 PM
I am told that 3 will unlock it foryou for 15 quids but takes 2 weeks...


Any experiences of getting it unlocked from high street...

cheers

Ajex:)

Jay3gsm
14-01-2009, 09:28 PM
I haven't called Three for an unlock code yet, not sure if these things can be done any quicker yet. I tried a market stall and small independent unlocking shop today, both were looking for 25 to unlock the phone but couldn't do it there and then. They had to send the phone away.

Gonna try my luck with Three CS tomorrow.