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Old May 28th 2010, 1:10 pm
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I am with Vodafone Spain as I live here. I also have an English mobile and sim for when I go back. My question is if I buy a new phone from the UK and it is locked to Vodafone UK. Can I then swop my Vodafone Spanish sim and use it in the new Vodafone UK locked mobile. Phew.
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
I am with Vodafone Spain as I live here. I also have an English mobile and sim for when I go back. My question is if I buy a new phone from the UK and it is locked to Vodafone UK. Can I then swop my Vodafone Spanish sim and use it in the new Vodafone UK locked mobile. Phew.
there lock two the network you buy the phone from , but buy out right that give u the unlock code , you will pay lot money for the phone 399.00 would around price on a good phone , but used top up are sing up any think from 30 - 199 .

dont for get if dont top up every 4 - 6 months you lose you telphone number

and when you romming turn off the web , data as it 7 euros in spain
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
I am with Vodafone Spain as I live here. I also have an English mobile and sim for when I go back. My question is if I buy a new phone from the UK and it is locked to Vodafone UK. Can I then swop my Vodafone Spanish sim and use it in the new Vodafone UK locked mobile. Phew.
I'm afraid not.
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Old May 28th 2010, 3:47 pm
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I'm afraid not.
That´s a bugger. Unlocked phones seem to cost a lot more.
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It also means me having two buy two new phones one for UK and one for Spain as the Spanish one is now pretty old and rubbish.
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Default Re: Vodafone Sim - UK & Spain

Originally Posted by Chiclanagir View Post
That´s a bugger. Unlocked phones seem to cost a lot more.
Can't you just get the phone unlocked? There are lots of shops in Spain (and britian) that do this. Last time I needed a british phone unlocked it cost about €6 and took 5 minutes.
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when I returned to the uk for an 18 month spell, I had my spanish mobile(using the vodaphone network)unlocked for £5. Well worth the money to keep a phone whose mechanics I understand......
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We've been on contract with Vodafone Spain for 18 months - the contract period finished today.

We rang Vodafone and asked for the phone to be unlocked. They said the cost would be 6Euros and as they had to talk to Samsung, it would be done by early next week.

Really easy - no need to hunt down a dodgy dealer with a laptop at a car boot fair
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I have just paid 20 pounds for a very nice and an unlocked phone from that very large mobile phone company in the UK. I have several sim cards which I now use at various times for when I am in the UK and or Spain
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I have just paid 20 pounds for a very nice and an unlocked phone from that very large mobile phone company in the UK. I have several sim cards which I now use at various times for when I am in the UK and or Spain
As a matter of interest what did you get?
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A very nice little slim line Nokia
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Old May 29th 2010, 6:41 pm
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A very nice little slim line Nokia
It´s a Nokia I am after but a 6303.
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Well there were a lot on sale which were open ie unlocked! I bought the cheapest as all I want is to receive is calls and also to make them so mine is perfect
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Hi

I bought an unlocked phone in Canada last year; I have used it on both Vodafone & Movistar.

I believe there are phone that can have two sim cards simultaneously - they may be a better bet

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Hi

I bought an unlocked phone in Canada last year; I have used it on both Vodafone & Movistar.

I believe there are phone that can have two sim cards simultaneously - they may be a better bet

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Never heard of that one.
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