Vodafone have stopped locking contract phones

I went back to the UK last week – hence no posting. I returned to Tallinn yesterday with my Nokia N95 8GB after unlocking the SIM restrictions. Apparently Vodafone have ceased locking contract phones, and are happy to unlock all existing contract models (even if still under terms).

This makes sense. Even if you decide to use a contract phone with a different network, you still have the contract and are still – in theory – repaying the subsidy on your new phone. This is not the case with pay-as-you-go burners, which remain locked by Voda and other providers. By selling unlocked contract phones, Vodafone will lose little in terms of revenues, and add-value to their offerings to customers. Win-win.

BTW. I took the kids to the park yesterday and have some video footage from the phone. The thing captures gorgeous video.


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