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[Q] Hard lock: Throw away a perfectly good phone?

OP politby

10th September 2014, 11:31 AM   |  #1  
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Okay, so because I had a major brain fart I stupidly purchased an Xperia Z that is hard (counter) network locked to T-Mobile Austria.

Please do not waste time replying to this post if you don't know what this means.

I refuse to believe that all I can do is throw it away for scrap. But nowhere on this forum can I find a post from someone who successfully got a hard lock resolved by the phone manufacturer or the carrier, or anyone else for that matter.

I just spent 20 minutes on the phone with Sony Mobile support here in Sweden and not even they could tell me if it can be done.

What if a poorly trained authorized dealer rep accidentally hard locks a phone when attempting to code unlock it for a customer? Does it go in the bin for recycling? I don't think so.

I am prepared to eat the cost of getting it unlocked. Surely someone must have done this?
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