3 (Three) mifi unlocking for free from 3

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  1. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Kath (Champers) kindly offered help along with others to unlock our 3 mifi, but we could not do it.

    So been me and pokeing around as Ed calls it :RollEyes: I found out at the moment 3 are unlocking phones and mifi for free.

    All you need to do is take the back off your mifi get all the information

    1. your mobile number
    2 the IME number which starts with 86 or 35
    3 the serial Number

    with that log on to www.three.co.uk/unlock

    there is also a helpful telephone number 0843 373 0500

    It is really easy and straightforward, 3 send you a acknowledgement and you get the unlocking code within 7 days, if you get stuck they said just ring up.

    I asked twice if there is a charge and was told no it is a free service been offered at the moment.

    So now could be a good time to get your mifi unlocked.
     
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    this will only work if your phone/mifi is locked to 3 network. other operators charge or get a code off ebay for £1 or so
     
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    Sorry yes I was talking specifically about the Three network.
     
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    Thanks Carol. I unlocked my MiFi using software I downloaded but I have a locked handset so I'll have a go at that later :thumb:
     
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    So you unlock it and then do what ? Does someone offer more than the 15gb a month for £15 I pay 3 ??
     
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    Now why would a telco give something away ?
     
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    Yes David they do - talk to Mel (Minx) she pays half of what we pay for 15Gb - something to do with loyalty. I will bending Sabu's ear when my contract is up in April :Rofl1:

    Plus 3 will be rolling out their 4G network come the New Year
     
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  8. Carol

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    You unlock it so when you are in Europe or Morocco then you can get a local SIM card that will cost a lot less.
     
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    Don't know Brian, but they are.
     
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    put a french or spanish sim in when over there. once unlocked you can also change default settings that get locked by your provider

    in the uk its hard to beat 3 for 3g and soon 4g mobile broadband:thumb:
     
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    Bl#*dy typical. Just paid to unlock ours last week.
    Three quoted about £15 to unlock. Paid £10 at local phone shop/market stall.
    Oh well, done now. Hopefully will save at least that on our travels!
     
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    They'll obviously have some sort of motive but if we can get ahead temporarily why not?

    I'm unlocking the handset I have because it is likely to fetch a few quid extra on eBay when I sell it in a few weeks. If I can do that for now I'm not complaining :BigGrin:
     
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    Just a bump:Smile:
     
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    I keep getting:

    "We're sorry, our online unlock form is currently unavailable.
    If you would like to unlock your Three device, you can still call our contact centre on 333 from your Three phone, or 0843 373 3333* from any other phone."


    This occurred last night and today.:cry:

    I'll give them a ring later.
     
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    I rang them last night. Now awaiting a contact with the unlock code within 7 days.
     
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    The mifi is new to me...sounds good....does it just plug in to a laptop USB port?
    Where do you find the SIM cards in France? What sort of speeds/packages can a local card give you? Do you have to fill in loads of forms to get the card?
    thanks
     
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    I've since had a text saying that the code isn't available yet but they will contact me within 7 days.
     
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    Help can one of my more techy minded friends please explain better than I Can,

    GJH that is the same as me but I have, but they assure me it will be done and is free.:Smile:
     
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    If you can't wait it only costs 99p for a code off eBay! :RollEyes:
     
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    Mifi is a device which sets up a local wifi network which allows connection of several devices. It doesn't have to be plugged into a USB port so can be used by tablets as well as laptops.

    No idea about SIM cards in France.
     
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