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SIM network unlock PIN? But Tesco is O2.

Started by: eils66
On: 09/05/2013 | 14:30
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by: eils66
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:30
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by: paulreds
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:31
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‎21-08-2015 01:01
Tesco lock their phones specifically to Tesco sims, even tho they use the O2 network it will only take a Tesco sim unless you unlock it.
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by: richardli
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:31
Tesco phones are double locked so you'll have to unlock it.
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by: qasim_hussain
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:31
tesco is not o2
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by: paulreds
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:31
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‎21-08-2015 01:01
Tesco lock their phones specifically to Tesco sims, even tho they use the O2 network it will only take a Tesco sim unless you unlock it.
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by: endorphin
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:31
Some Tesco phones do work on GG without requiring to be unlocked. However some don't for whatever reason! Sounds like your unlucky.

See the unlockapedia for various phone unlocks http://giffgaff.com/unlock
Get a free giffgaff SIM/microSIM/nanoSIM with free £5 credit
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by: rhodeatlas
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:32
Tesco has a network lock and service provider lock.

Get a free Giffgaff Sim
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by: mathew40
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:33
Hi there.
You will need to get your phone unlocked,Tesco phones are double locked.For your device to work on giffgaff,then it needs to be unlocked or locked onto the o2 network.There are a number of ways that this can be achieved.

1) Contact your current service provider and they can unlock it for a small fee.

2) You can take your device to any phone shop or market and also have it unlocked on o2,again for a small fee.

3) There is an unlocking service for most devices and there are also many websites than can unlock your device for free.

Please find below 3 links that can help to unlock your device thankyou.

http://giffgaff.com/unlock

http://www.Unlock-Your-Phones.com/html/unlocker?gclid=COCCj6zexLUCFc3HtAodeE8AJw

Or please also look for your device by clicking onto the link below.

http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Unlocking-Discussions/bd-p/unlock-comments
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by: judgejudy
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:35
tesco lock their phone so even o2 sims won't work in them. which is why giffgaff won't work until you have it unlocked
Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: harry58
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:35

tesco is not o2 tesco do run on o2 network like gg do

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by: zaphod_zoeller
on: 09/05/2013 | 14:39
As above - while tesco do indeed use the o2 network, they double lock their phones 90% of the time, so only tesco sims will work in them - even o2 ones won't without getting it unlocked.

If you bought this and told them in the shop that you were planning on using it with giffgaff and they told you it would work, then take it back and request a refund or a free unlock.
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