I spoke how easy it was to unlock a phone on the Vodafone network, now what about the Optus network?
Well turns out it is almost impossible.
Let’s say I acquire a phone locked to the Optus network;
Firstly, I need to know the Optus phone number associated with that phone when it was purchased from Optus.
Secondly, I need to know if it was purchased on a Plan or Pre-paid, yes, there are two different numbers for unlocking a phone on a plan or Pre-paid.
And lastly, only the original purchaser/owner can call the unlocking service.
I am not going to even bother going through these hurdles even though the original owner is my dad, I have the original number, and I could even verify I was the owner with known personal details.
It is a joke.
Now compare this to Vodafone who provided me the unlocking codes through a simple website.