Nokia's 6500 Classic is an entry-level, candy-bar-sized cell phone, released in 2009 on several networks as a standard calling phone. If you want to keep your 6500 Classic useful and unlock it to use on another network, either to avoid roaming charges or to consolidate plans, ask your network for a free unlock code first. If denied, pay a fee of £9 or more (as of December 2010) to any of several unlocking software vendors. Choose one, and then unlock your Nokia 6500 by plugging it into your computer and following the prompts.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- USB adaptor
- Unlocking software
Turn on your Nokia 6500 and your computer and navigate to your e-mail in box. Select the message from the unlocking software firm you have chosen such as 3gunlock.com or Gsmliberty.net. Write down any password the message provides, and then click on the link in the message for the unlocking program.
Click "Download" when redirected to the unlocking program. Enter any password requested, and agree to terms and conditions.
Follow the program's prompts to detect your phone via data cable and unlock it. It should reboot automatically when the process is completed.
Make sure your Nokia 6500 is unlocked by turning it off, removing the back cover and battery, and then swapping out your old SIM card with a new one. Replace the battery and cover, and then turn on your phone and your new network should now be working.
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