Changing phone network

  Si_L 00:44 30 Jul 2007
Locked

The 12 month contract on my e900 has expired, and I want to use the phone on Orange PAYG. It was previously on Virgin.

The phone was unlocked when I bought it, but I have just put in an Orange SIM card and it won't make calls or send texts. There is no signal on the phone. I have rang the free top-up number, but it doesn't work.

Any ideas as to why?

Thanks :)

  PP321 07:46 30 Jul 2007

are you sure the phone was unlocked?

It would be better to take it to a phone shop, play dumb and say "can you tell me if this is unlocked or not" , but its not to see if its unlocked, its to see if its barred , which it undoubtedly is if you cant make calls, in which case virgin have barred it, phone them to find out why.

  Si_L 09:22 30 Jul 2007

Ok good thinking PP321, I will give Virgin a ring to ask if they lock/barr their contract phones.

  ^wave^ 08:15 01 Aug 2007

a few years back i had a tmobile phone which was locked, all i wanted to do was use it on pay as u go. i was told i either had to get it unlocked or it would work with virgin, strange, i payed and got it unlocked. point of this is i ithink u will find your phone is locked

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