The phone IS unlockable, i managed to get hold of one which works on my UK network (Orange 3G). Unfortunatly you can only use it to call and SMS, since the web and mail features are pre-set to Vodafone KK and cannot be changed.
The MP3-player accepts only SD-audio ( You need Panasonic's SD-Jukebox software and a compatible Panasonic Card-reader for the phone to recognise the file).
v801sh is unlocked using Setool3. (setool3 is $270 USD), but you can unlock/flash v801sh, 802sh, 902sh, and all sony ericsson.
dont listen to that nub below me
you can't unlock this phone! what do you mean the technician text him??? You have to change the whole main board to do anything to this phone.
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I think this fone can be unlocked for the reason that it is from japan but maybe there will be software soon just wait!! my bro. brought my v801sh to greenhills, the techinician text him.
Regarding ghost SIM. It's just a holder. You cut your SIM into half the size and put two SIM in one holder. It just takes less space, just keeps two SIM inside your phone at one time. It will NOT unlock your phone in any way. Just makes it easier to use 2 different types of SIM on one phone. That's all there is to the "ghost" SIM holder.
read the comments below: you cannot unlock this model. If you don't have Vodafone KK service in Japan, forget it, it's just a paper weight.
I love the phone, but i cant unlock it, what do i do ?pls hlp me i bought it quite xpencive and can not aford to forgo it for any other. pls help.
Hie, I've got a V801SH, but I need to know how I can contact Vodafone Japan to unlock it. Anyone has any idea?
Unfortunately this phone cannot be unlocked because this phone is "software" locked to Vodafone Japan. The ONLY way to use this phone is to go back to Japan (you need a residential address and pay your monthly bill in Japan) and "re-activate" the unit and use it's "roaming" feature if you really want to use this phone in other countries (roaming charges are very expensive though...).
Before April 2005 Vodafone KK use to have a plan called "Global Calling Plan" which you paid 540 yen ($5) a month plus any roaming charges you use when you are abroad in other country. You cannot access Vodafone Live or send email other than SMS to Vodafone number, and it's 100 yen (approx. $1) per message sent.
It's such a pity that this phone cannot be unlocked... It's a great phone. I have two Vodafone V801SH and V902SH and live in Hawaii both on Global Calling Plan since I go back to Japan often. One more thing, if you go to Japan and use the phone even once, your calling plan will automatically switch over to "Light Call Pack" which is about 3500 yen (about $32) a month. I beleive Global Calling Plan is not available to new customer after April 2005. (available only to grandfathered customer only who had the Global Calling Plan before April 2005.)
I hope this information will help.
The only phone able to unlock from Vodafone KK is the Sony Ericsson V802SE. Vodafone KK will not do any kind of unlocking though, you can find unlocked V802SE (V800 is a compatable model with no Japanese IME) in Hong Kong and other asian countries for about $700 US dollars.
can you help how 2 use my V801SA phone..my grandma just give it 2 me how could i use it here...
RE:*Joel* You need to connect your phone to a 3G/UMTS network and I'm not sure if there is one in the Phillipines. Try talking to your local phone shop.
my sister me gave this cellphone which came from japan but im in the philippines and i want to use it here what will i do?i tried to put a local sim but it wont work,pls help me thanks!
NO one would give out free 902's unless they're locking you into some long contract. watch out!
Sorry to inform you that the V801SH will not work with other SIM card other than that of Vodafone Japan USIM card. The phone is hardcoded and cannot unlock. The only way to use the phone is to have service with Vodafone Japan and use the roaming service that they provide. Nothing else will work, nobody has the software to unlock this phone yet.
i just want to ask somethin.. I have this kind of model. Im here in the Philippines. How i will be able to used this? I mean is it possible to unlock this...buy anew sim?
I might visit Japan next month can i still use it..how about a sim vodafone? Is there any commercial sim that i could buy to change my number. I have heard a sim in the net. thanks & hope to hear from you..