I purchased a Nokia N70 in December 2005 in Sydney and in the last couple of months it has unexpectantly come about that I will be working in South East Asia from December for a couple of years and I want to take my phone with me. I have advised Three I want to pay my 2 year contract out and get my phone unlocked, however, they simply say this can not be done. Every time I phone Three support, even when I phone the local Sydney Hutchison office, I get diverted to an Indian call centre and am only told this can not be done and to look on the Three web site for confirmation of this. When I ask for technical documentation confirming the phone can not be unlocked for technical reasons they refuse to supply me with any technical documentation and say it says so on the web site and that is enough. When I advise I have already spoken with Nokia and been told that the phone has been locked by Three and that it can therefore be unlocked I am told by the Three representative this can not be done.
I do not want to have to buy a phone when I move to Asia because of Three simply refusing to unlock my phone. I frankly can not afford to waste the N70 I have which cost me about $700. Can someone please help? All I want to do is to be able to use my phone in Asia on a local network.