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How do I tell if my Nokia n8 is unlocked?

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meedo1
Posts: 17

How do I tell if my Nokia n8 is unlocked?

thanks!

I won a Nokia N8 at a conference this weekend. The Nokia people said it would work on either AT&T or T-mobile – does this mean the phone is "unlocked"? 

If not, how do I check to see if it is? I see plenty of websites that let me unlock the phone, but I don't know how to just check to see if it already is unlocked.

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Mobile Emperor
psychomania
Posts: 28,604

Re: How do I tell if my Nokia n8 is unlocked?

Easiest way to tell is to insert various sim cards and see if they work. Perhaps you could try friends or families sims in it?

The box may also give you a clue, if no carriers are mentioned on the white ID label then chances are it is unlocked.
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Mobile Overlord
aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: How do I tell if my Nokia n8 is unlocked?

@meedo1

 

A note of caution please do not try microSIM by itself or in adaptor in your N8!

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Mobile Guru
rayhipkiss
Posts: 3,944

Re: How do I tell if my Nokia n8 is unlocked?

You could also check your phones product code against the Nokia servers which will reveal whether the phone is locked to a specific network or not. Type *'0000# into your phones dialler to reveal the product code. 

 

 

Ray 

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Counsellor
allup
Posts: 31

Re: How do I tell if my Nokia n8 is unlocked?

If you want to use your phone on any different networks such as switching from AT&T to T-Mobile, then you will need to unlock your Nokia N8 otherwise it's unlocked.
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