Well I bought my new HTC Desire a couple of weeks ago. It was locked to Orange.
I want to use a GiffGaff SIM only package. And so began the endless trawling of Internet sites about unlocking the HTC Desire.
It was mind boggling and constant warnings about dodgy unlock sites and destroyed phones etc.
I also explored the 'local' market place unlock folk - got prices varying between £20 and £40.
Tried HTC and they said they do no such service. Orange only do a limited service with a wait time of 3 months on some phones.
Found a site called gsmliberty.net. Firstly they had instant Chat window to 'speak' with a Technician. Answered all my questions straight away.
The price quoted was £9.70 - via Paypal or Credit card.
So, took the plunge - and after 3 confirmation emails I got my unlock code within 30 mins.
Tried an out of date/credit O2 SIM and tested the unlock code. Worked first time.
Just waiting for the GiffGaff SIM and I'll update you later.
Is it worth it? Well, having seen the stress and messed up phones that people have suffered trying to DIY an unlock code - £9.70 seems a gift.
I will look at unbranding later but this looks to be a succes so far.
Hope this helps people - pass it on if you wish. w ww.gsmliberty.net