Vodafone in the UK not only lock their pre-pay handsets, they also use a sub-lock that allows only pre-pay SIM cards to be used!! There are 14 items available. I discovered that the e modem I bought 2nd hand, is network locked to the Vodafone UK network. Add to watch list Remove from watch list. Defaulted Vodafone account on my credit file. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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Unlock 3/Vodafone Huawei E USB modem? – 3 – Wireless ISPs

Launched voafone 21 June[1] the device is used for wireless Internet access using 3. A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Retrieved from ” vodxfone Joined Sep 25, Messages This is vodsfone locked archive and content on this vodafone huawei e220 may no longer be up to date.

I have flashed the firmware and updated the dashboard software but to no avail. That is a EU Directive and of course the network will vodafone huawei e220 you the code for free I’m fairly convinced it is possible to unlock the unit without paying, but it may require more research than it’s worth. Same here, mine isn’t locked either. Thread starter dwinter Start date Jul 12, Does the job very well and fast.

I was the second owner of my 3 modem, but the first owner had not even opened the box yet. The days of buying a cheap pre-pay handset in the UK and getting it unlocked here in SA have long since gone. But when I inserted different vodafone huawei e220 this card has been tested to be 3G ready and works in another environmentI still get the invalid card message. Flashing the firmware of huawdi device doesn’t change the USB Mass Storage memory used for the operator’s software, vodafone huawei e220 connection settings such as APN will be retained.


I have a network-locked Huawei E modem, which means I cannot use SIM card other than the one supplied by the network provider. The devices from outside South Africa are often network locked.

Unlocking [Vodafone UK] Huawei E modem | MyBroadband

I vdoafone it seems like an inconvinience to download the software linked to above, but it is the easiest way to get connectivity. I can use an optus simcard in it with no problems. Is my modem hardware-locked?

Yotch Expert Member Jul 19, When I called up 3 to get connected they issued vodafone huawei e220 with a Proof of Purchase document, as they consider the first person to connect to 3 is the original owner by the way the date of purchase, is the date you first connect to 3.

It might be that you need to update the software that you are using rather than using the same one from another machine. It’s jsut a thought, but given vodafone huawei e220 age of the E and the lack of software available for it, it might be a path of least resistance.


I am not sure if is that easy if you buy one second hand. Once this is complete Windows 7 can see and use the modem.

It may be that the E isn’t going to be compatible with the operating system given its age. There are 14 items available.

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Unlocking [Vodafone UK] Huawei E220 modem

Watch list is full. The freebie for the E is a bit fiddly but the price is right Bazzan. The Huawei E includes vodafone huawei e220 own Windows software in its internal memory, which self-installs through the Windows’s auto-start feature and can be flashed overwritten by the end user.

This feature can be bypassed by pressing the Shift key while attaching the device, or by turning off the autostart feature entirely. What’s new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. Now I have searched this forum high and vodafone huawei e220and have done following things: