Why does my phone sometimes say it's 'restricted'?
September 29, 2006 7:32 AM Subscribe
Is using a new SIM card confusing my mobile phone?
posted by jacalata to technology (9 answers total)
I bought a Nokia 6280 on a contract with Optus in Australia (specifically not network locked), and then moved to France, where I bought a prepaid (Orange) SIM card to use. With the French SIM in, sometimes the phone either doesn't 'boot' fully on powering on, instead stopping at a white screen saying 'phone restricted' and offering me the chance to enter the restriction code. Other times, it loads up fine. Further oddness - occiasionally when it's already on, possibly most often when I'm using it to listen to music, the phone goes from normal operation back to the 'restriction' screen. None of this happens with my original Optus SIM.
I have intermittent net access, so may not be able to promptly respond to answers