1. AlphaRonin's Avatar
    I got a locked lumia 920 on Orange, Tmobile and EE in UK.

    I just got to Spain and purchased an ORANGE prepaid sim, since my phone is locked to Orange.

    But it seems I cannot get this to work, it acts as if its locked, and IT IS, but I am using an Orange sim just like in UK, why is this not working in Spain?
    03-14-2013 05:23 AM
  2. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    It's locked to Orange UK, not Orange as a whole. So you need to get it unlocked.
    03-14-2013 05:39 AM
  3. AlphaRonin's Avatar
    damm, best and cheapest place to do that? can you do it for free?
    03-14-2013 06:35 AM
  4. markfive's Avatar
    No, you can't get unlock codes for a 920 for free, at at present the turnaround seems to be about 7 days - I ordered one for mine on the 7th and it arrived this morning (that was via fonefunshop.co.uk). Cost was 35.

    Lots of online unlock sites will claim to provide instant unlocks but the reality for something as new as the 920 is that the process takes longer because the sites themselves don't generate the codes directly.

    You might want to try calling Orange and seeing if they will generate a code for you, but that will also take some days to come through I would think (although it may well be quicker than an online source). They do have an admin fee (20 IIRC) and some criteria - think you have to have been in contract for three months before they will generate the code.
    03-14-2013 07:38 AM
  5. AlphaRonin's Avatar
    Alright thanks for that.

    Lastly what is disappointing is the lack of OFF LINE MAPS now... What the ****? what is the point of this feature if i cannot use it outside of UK....
    03-14-2013 08:09 AM
  6. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Offline maps should work. Get on a WiFi connection and try and download them :)
    03-14-2013 08:32 AM
  7. JFH_2012's Avatar
    Since Nokia gives you either global maps or local maps for Nokia Drive, based on the location you are in, which in turn it bases on the sim card in the device, you should have downloaded the global or european maps to the device while you UK sim was in it.
    03-14-2013 11:25 AM
  8. Huime's Avatar
    The sim card restriction only applies to Here Drive Beta, not the Nokia exclusive Here Drive+ Beta.
    03-14-2013 06:38 PM
  9. irene111's Avatar
    I got a locked lumia 920 on Orange, Tmobile and EE in UK.

    I just got to Spain and purchased an ORANGE prepaid sim, since my phone is locked to Orange.

    But it seems I cannot get this to work, it acts as if its locked, and IT IS, but I am using an Orange sim just like in UK, why is this not working in Spain?
    Eventhough it is the same network since the country varies you will not be able to use Orange,Spain prepaid sim with your Orange,Uk locked Nokia 920.You need to unlock it.To get your mobile unlocked you can get the unlock code from ***** and follow their free instructions to unlock your mobile.Once it is unlocked you will be able to use other GSM networks.
    Last edited by palandri; 03-23-2013 at 07:27 AM. Reason: Link Removed
    03-23-2013 05:07 AM

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