Just Landed. Need To Unlock Samsung. Or Get A Basic Cell.

ououborneo

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Hello everyone!

I just landed in this lovely city.

I brought a basic phone (Samsung GT - e1205T, brand new bought in Indonesia in 2013) to use here. I got the Movistar SIM and recharged it. But it's not working. They said I have to unlock it.

I have googled everywhere but couldn't find a way to unlock it myself.

A new basic phone at movistar is USD100. I really don't want to spend that kinda money.

Does anyone know where i can unlock my phone or where I can get a cheap basic phone (used it's fine)?

Thank you so much!!!!
 

Rich One

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To unlock costs 300 pesos.. used to . At Galeria Americana Av. Santa fe 2450 enter to the end and to the left a small cell shop.
 

GS_Dirtboy

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As Rich One said it's pretty easy. The shop I use for my cell service is Palermo Cell, two blocks west of Plaza Italia on Av. Santa Fe. Excellent service. Good luck!
 

Robette

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Does anyone know a place to unlock a phone in Vincente Lopez / Olivos / La Lucila area? Thanks!
 

Fangar

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This brings up a question I have for my tech savvy friends.

If I bring my old Samsung android down for month of October and get it unlocked, I assume that I would still need to get cell service from a local telecom. Could that be done for one month and then renewed when I move down next summer?

Or should I just get a cheap cell phone from one of the shops mentioned above, or elsewhere, and buy some minutes just to use for local calls in October?

I use the android for calls, e-mail and text. I don't watch movies, listen to music or do anything else with it that I don't have to.

I probably should find a 12 year old and put him on retainer to help me with all my tech issues. In the meantime, thanks for your help.
 

jbhenson

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You can look on ebay sometimes all you need is a code, but if not its easy to get someone to unlock it here!
 

Fangar

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Thanks guys. Follow up. When I return to the states do I go to my local tel-com store and have them take out the BA sim card? Or just gnaw it out with my sharp cat teeth?
 

Fangar

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[background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]If you can't manage to take it out ask that 12 year old. [/background] :)

[background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]That's what children and grandchildren are for! [/background]
[background=rgb(252, 252, 252)]I'll need to find one to borrow when I move down.[/background]
 
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