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To my knowledge this isn't illegal...

I have a Sony Ericsson T280i phone that I got from Poland for free. What would be the easiest way to unlock it? I don't mind spending a little bit of money.

I have seen those IEM unlock websites, but they dont look reliable and I dont see how I could input a code when all I get on the screen is "Insert Sim".
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Sorry for being of no help, but I'm curious: what does it mean to "unlock" your phone?
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Most IEM sites are indeed legit. Lots of users have used them no problem.

To get to the screen on most Sony phones try this:

# Switch ON your phone without Sim card
# Press 1 time the left arrow
# Press 2 times the button *
# Press 1 time the left arrow
# 'Personalize with MNC2' will appear
# You can now enter your unlock code

Found it via google.
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unlock means that any carrier's sim card will work in the phone. example, I have an ATT Tilt. If I unlock it, i can put a sim card in from T-mobile or another wireless carrier.
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Insert a SIM card and there you go! My phone says that also when the sims not inserterted (Razr V3zz Red/Crome)
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Insert a SIM card and there you go! My phone says that also when the sims not inserterted (Razr V3zz Red/Crome)
unless it's unlocked it will say invalid sim.....
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Cheapest unlock service I've found for teh T280i phone is 40 bucks. Anything cheaper out there?

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