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  1. kabuye Robert's Avatar
    Hi, someone sent me lumia 521 from USA but whenever i insert in my simcard(mtn uganda) it asks me unlock code, can someone has an ideal how i can deal with this please?
    01-21-2014 10:10 AM
  2. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Hi, someone sent me lumia 521 from USA but whenever i insert in my simcard(mtn uganda) it asks me unlock code, can someone has an ideal how i can deal with this please?
    You need an unlock code from the network that the phone is meant to work on. Or you can try your luck with an online unlocking service. There are many to choose from.

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    01-21-2014 10:40 AM
  3. Habeeb Chonari's Avatar
    pls help me to unlock my lumia 521 by T-MOBILES......
    04-07-2014 01:00 AM
  4. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    pls help me to unlock my lumia 521 by T-MOBILES......
    Seriously, you need to read what has already been posted. To be able to use a SIM card in a phone that has been SIM locked to a specific network you will need a unique SIM unlock code that will only work on your specific mobile handset. This is because the code is unique to your handsets iMEI number which in turn is unique to your phones IMEI number. In other words, no two unlock codes are the same. So the only people who can legitimately supply the unlock code are those who the phone is locked to.
    Therefore, there is no point asking on a forum for an unlock code.

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    04-07-2014 03:24 PM
  5. eaglesoars's Avatar
    Could anyone recommend a good unlocking service? I have seen mixed reviews for cellunlocker. I have purchased a 521 (paid in full) and want to use it overseas.
    04-11-2014 04:50 PM
  6. drbanks's Avatar
    My issues with both cellunlocker.net and cellunlock.net is that they take on the order of weeks to deliver the unlock code. Yes, I've dealt with both, and in both cases successfully, but only if a month delay fits within your definition of success.
    04-17-2014 10:10 AM
  7. Bob-oh's Avatar
    In light of the recent signing of the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act," I'm wondering if the unlock situation has changed. Is it still necessary to qualify for all of T-Mobile's criteria or can this be bypassed? Thanks.
    08-02-2014 02:46 PM
  8. onlysublime's Avatar
    no. the new act says it is no longer illegal to unlock a phone without the provider's permission. it doesn't mean the carrier is required to allow it to be unlocked. it just means that if the person can find someone to unlock the phone, it's not an illegal act.

    however, that said, the carriers had already agreed (due to pressure from the FCC) to unlock phones after the expiration of contracts or after a year for prepaid phones. so the act is kind of redundant. I guess if the phone is a year old, you can ask AT&T or T-Mobile to unlock it (if it wasn't a contract phone).
    08-03-2014 01:48 AM
  9. Bob-oh's Avatar
    That's very clear. Thanks.
    08-03-2014 01:10 PM
  10. chaand farish's Avatar
    Does the Nokia Lumia 521 come unlocked when you buy the phone on HSN. I have a tmobile sim card I currently use, is it possible for me to be able to replace it with that?
    Yes ! Its better to check your Nokia is unlocked or not by just inserting another network sim card with it . If it asks for unlock code , you can unlock it from carrier lock by using unlock code . You can get it from any of the online vendors like Unlocking4U.com to unlock it . After unlocking your Nokia, you c
    12-23-2014 04:32 AM
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