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Standard User JPT
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jun-11 20:16:53
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Are dongles Network locked?


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I have a BT mobile broadband dongle. Will a vodaphone sim card work in it ?

Dont want to open the sim package if its got to go back as i bought the wrong network, doh !

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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jun-11 20:53:27
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Re: Are dongles Network locked?


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Generally, the are network locked. Just take/send it back and get the correct one.. Alternatively, hunt around on eBay and get an unlocked unit and use any sim you like.. smile
Standard User Zadeks
(member) Fri 17-Jun-11 21:04:26
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Re: Are dongles Network locked?


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Sometimes you can unlock them using software obtained from the Internet. Just google make + model unlock.


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Standard User bookey
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jun-11 21:21:02
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Re: Are dongles Network locked?


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Just to note that BT Broadband Mobile use Vodafone as the network carrier.
(Tesco mobile use O2 as a carrier, Virgin Mobile use t-Mobile as a carrier)
So it might work without being unlocked, can you borrow a Vodafone voice sim to try out first?

Paul
Standard User JPT
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jun-11 23:15:41
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Re: Are dongles Network locked?


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The 2 sims are not even the same size. Original BT one bigger than the Voda one i bought. Dont think they will refund PAYG credit so not a massive loss but im sure i can find someone who will be grateful to use it.

Thanks all

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