Unlocking Codes for a Vodafone 858 Smart Phone In this post we tell you where to get an Unlock Code for a Vodafone 858 Smart, how to input it and what to do if you encounter problems. The Vodafone 858 Smart is a smartphone that uses the Android operating system, and is manufactured for Vodafone by Huawei. Because Huawei manufactures this phone directly for Vodafone, it is not found elsewhere, even though it can be identified by the Huawei internal number of U8160.
Is the 858 not really a Huawei?
Here’s another thing that you may find confusing about this phone. Although the Vodafone 858 Smart is a GSM phone, it is shipped with a SIM lock preventing you from being able to use your phone with carriers other than Vodafone. Unlocking a cell phone with a SIM lock is perfectly legal, and increases the resale value of the phone. There is absolutely no risk of damaging the phone, or voiding the warranty. As a matter of fact, what you’re really doing is restoring the phone to its factory settings. Vodafone requests that the SIM cards be locked before the phones are sold to their customers, but they are manufactured without the lock.
Will Vodafone Unlock my 858 Smart phone?
Vodafone offers a service direct from their website that will allow you to unlock the mobile phone for free. All you have to do is enter the IMEI number, and wait a few days for them to process the request. You can also mail them your information, but there is a fee for processing the phone unlocking request that way. However, its not a straight forward as that. Vodafone will charge you up to $120 (about £100), require you to prove your payment history, your identity and make you jump through many other hoops and if that was not bad enough make you wait up to 6 weeks.
Vodafone can take up to 6 weeks to unlock your Smart 858
Getting Vodafone to unlock the mobile phone for free will require processing time, in most cases up to six weeks. However, if you have an urgent need and must unlock it immediately, you can purchase the unlock codes online from us. You simply provide us with the make and model of your cell phone, along with its IMEI number. Your can place your unlocking order order here: They will send you the unlock codes you need for unlocking the cell phone. You will also need to buy a SIM card that is associated with a phone carrier other than the one which is your phone carrier, but those are inexpensive and easily purchased at any cell phone store.
Once you receive the new SIM card and unlock code from us, you don’t need anything else to be able to unlock your Vodafone 858 Smart. Simply follow these steps.
1. Power off your phone.
2. Remove your existing SIM card, and replace it with the new SIM card for a carrier other than the one which is your current carrier.
3. Power on your phone.
4. The phone will either ask you for your SIM network unlock PIN.
5. Simply enter the unlock code you were given.
6. Press OK.
That’s all there is to reversing the SIM lock on a Vodafone 858 Smart cell phone. After successfully completing the phone unlocking, you will be able to use your Vodafone 858 Smart with any GSM carrier.