Hi all. I'm gonna ask same question actually. I2m Turkcell GSM card user and I want to unlock this phone. Can any one help me and show me the way. I have a friend here and he told me I will unlock this phone because ı already download unlock programme from the net by 1200USD.I wish he can do but after I ready the opinions ı suspish. I wish I can do.
Ghandi what are you taking about "this on coming will be explosive"? don't know what you're trying to say
i have GX20, i know this on coming will be explosive! the best camera phones i'v ever seen
Jason, no way you will be able to unlock the 801 if you bought it in Japan. Forget it and use it as it is
Any news if it's unlockable in HK or China? I have this phone now and want to unlock it so badly. Also I heard the HK version of this phone is a different model? So it might be possible even if HK gets it, I can't unlock mine...
hey....SHARP V801SH is gonna come out in hk from smartone on OCt.1 ....
to wat i know alll hk phones are unlock
but can this 3G phone use normal simcard from canada? if its unlock
J-SH53 user, I though the contact pattern on the USIM card on the Vodafone and the regular US SIM card looked different, but I guess you confirmed that the USIM can be used on a US version of an unlocked phone other than that of Vodafone! That's a great find! Although using a Vodafone USIM here in the US defeats the purpose (too expensive of a phone charge from Vodafone...). I've never thought of trying the opposite.
I've also heard rumors that the V801SH/SA has been unlocked in Hong Kong and now China! Wow, I hope that is true and in the near future the information will be available to us cel-aholics!!!!! Thanks for the updates!!! Aloha!
Just heard rumor from my wife that the 801sh can be unlocked for use in China. Still need to confirm this, but there is hope...
Mike: Although I havent checked the pin layouts on the 801sh's SIM contacts, I can definitely say that the Vodafone SIM card works in any other GSM phone (i.e. tested on an unlocked Nokia 8xxx series handset) and you can use it just as if you were using the 801SH in a foreign country. However, the reverse doesnt work.. :(
In the meantime, the GX30/32 is still looking like the best alternative for the rest of us outside Japan...
Who can help me to answer if I regist the V801SH with the operator in Europe or asia OR NOT? I mean I can put my GSM sim card (eg. T-mobile or Singtel GSM SIM card)and then the mobile can work on the network or not (pls Note only in specified network). Thanks.
I am from malaysia, i want to know is this HP can work/use in my country??
my country use the GSM 1900,
i want it so badlyyyyy!!! but thinking that it would never work where i live makes me so unhappy :( im inlove with it
i am using vodafone V801SH.it uses SD card,i want to know that it will work with MMC too r now,however it read MMC
Ahmet, only Vodafone USIM card will work with the V801SH. Vodafone USIM card has a unique electrical contact design that is different from other SIM card and it will not work with SIM cards other than that of Vodafone USIM card.
Hello... I have got a V801SH mobile phone. But I cannot use for my Turkcell number (SIM card) in Turkey. Anyone help. Thanks.
Khaan, to answer your question about supporting MP3s, you have to convert them using Panasonic's SD-Jukebox software, and then using a SecureSD card reader/writer (not just any normal SD card reader, SecureSD!), you transfer the files on/off to the SD card.
Alternative way is good ol' analog to digital conversion using the little dongle they give you to plug your headphone into. This can work both ways, or if memory serves, there is also an optical one for input too... (I forget cuz I haven't seen ours since my wife took it with her...)
Ray, your question about the Bluetooth feature... I didn't know that the V801SH even had Bluetooth. I know that the GX30 does however. (Bluetooth isn't that big in Japan as it is elsewhere around the world... just kinda getting started...)
JIM & MIKE: wow, that's a surprise... I didn't know you couldn't use the cam and media player without the USIM in there! I'll definitely have to look into that. My J-SH53 (the predecessor to the V801SH) still works fine and dandy as a cam, sound & video player and JAVA game console for me here in the U.S. Only thing that doesn't work: making / receiving calls.... :(
KalvinFung: That's wonderful news! If Hong Kong will have it, maybe it'll be unlockable.... maybe?? (keeping fingers crossed)
Khaan, V801 does not support MP3 file. There is no way to unlock the unit, the design of the Vodafone USIM card and the regular SIM card is different.