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Unlocked when purchased?

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I purchased a Samsung phone with Vodafone as the carrier. I requested an unlock code which I received,

I replaced the Vodafone sim with the O2 sim, and expected to have to input the code.

A popup box appeared in which I had to choose\enter either a pay monthly or payg, I chose the payg option.

However the option to input my code never appeared, but O2 requested that I topup which I did, and apparently I'm connected to the O2 network.

So , are PAYG phones already unlocked?

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17: Community Champion

Hi @johntowyn

 

Where did you purchase the phone? 

 

If the phone was purchased direct through Vodafone online or instore, it would come locked.  Phones purchased through a third party, such as Carphone Warehouse will come unlocked.

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17: Community Champion

Hi @johntowyn

 

Where did you purchase the phone? 

 

If the phone was purchased direct through Vodafone online or instore, it would come locked.  Phones purchased through a third party, such as Carphone Warehouse will come unlocked.

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17: Community Champion

Phones supplied by Vodafone UK wether on a Payg or Pay Monthly Contract are locked to them @johntowyn

Are you able to access the internet, send texts and make calls using the o2 sim card ?

What phone do you own ?

For example iPhones don't need an unlocking code to unlock. 

Current Phone > Samsung Note 9 _512Gb > Model: SM-N960 Hybrid-Duos.

Samsung One Ui  / Pie.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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2: Seeker

If the phone was purchased direct through Vodafone online or instore, it would come locked.  Phones purchased through a third party, such as Carphone Warehouse will come unlocked.

It was purchased via Carphone, so that explains it, thank you for your reply, and thanks to the other respondent, appreciated.

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