Ufone’s Subsidized Handset Got Unlocked

ufone_bundle_offer_999Ufone has been offering bundle offer of Huawei Handset, Ufone SIM and the free balance for Rs. 1,200.

Offer has been fairly popular amongst the masses, and service centers were out of stock due to high demand of the package.

These phones came with a glitch for customers, that they could not use any SIM other than Ufone on these handsets – meaning that these handsets were network locked by the manufacturer, that is Huawei.

However, in a recent development, a mobile phone technician from Faisalabad has unlocked the handset, and made this Huawei manufactured handset able to work with all networks.

We happened to speak with the person who is actually doing this unlock, requesting the anonymity he told ProPakistani that he has got this software that can unlock Ufone Mobile Phone in less than a minute. He said that software has spread its root to Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and other major cities of Pakistan.

When we asked him if he is fearing any legal action from Ufone, as this may harm the company, he said, everyone is doing it, “When you enter the main Kachehri Bazar in Faisalabad, you will see banners of such shops who are offering unlock, so why should i worry when there are plenty of others doing the same without any fear”, said the mobile technician.

When we asked him the price of unlock he said, we demand Rs. 500 initially, however, negotiations go around and deal closes near Rs. 300 or Rs. 200 at most – “200 say kam kabhi nahi kartay“, he emphasized.

Similar unlock activity has been reported in Lahore too. While speaking with ProPakistani, a mobile phone shop owner refrained from telling the process of unlocking, terming it a professional secret, however he claimed that there has been a process of successful unlocking the Ufone’s handset.

It may be recalled that Ufone was offering locked handsets, meaning that customers could not use this handset for any mobile operator other than Ufone. However, with unlocked handset, they can use Zong, Mobilink, Telenor or Warid too.

On other side, this unlock is going to cost Ufone fairly high, as Ufone was subsidizing these handsets. As per sources Huawei was selling this at Rs. 1500 to 1600 per handset, which Ufone was further offering for Rs. 1,200 to its customers.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • yupppyyy… One of my friend in Karachi is also asked from saddar mobile market to unlock….and shopkeeper was agreed to unlock ufone set.
    Zong set is 3times expensive to ufone set but its more better than ufone set.

  • AaMIR BAHI!!

    Kiun marwanay lagay ho bahi,,, set price is 1200 ..999 Ramzan package tha.. Aaj kal waisay hi customers 668 ki wajah say sir pharnay per aaye huway hein.:D.. Plz correct this ASAP.. Thankyou ,

    Plus set was unlocked when it was launched for the first time about a year back,,,:D

  • yeahh every handset can be unlocked i had zong handset thats unlocked and i can use any sim on it its just simple. a new software is writtenover the existing it does the trick .. almost any moderated technician can do it ….

    • salam Ali. can i know is there any code that can be use to unlock zong handset? if u have kindly send me on my e mail id. thanks

    • Ali bhai mere pass b Zong hand set hai kia app unlock krne main meri madad kro gay pleeeeeeeeezzzzzzzz +923217275375
      My name Is Arif Iqbal from Nankana sahib pk

  • sir i am javaid from mastuj chitral NWFP. now ufone is starting service here after a few days. i was very happy to hear about ufone huawie handsat which is very cheap. but when i went to frenchise office of ufone to buy hansat the price was very different , it was about 700+ 1000 =1700. so i mean to say that the higher authorities of the company take action against the staff who are getting more profit.

  • Hi, Ufone mean the party of cheaters becuase . on the web & tv adds they are offering mobile set with sim& balance but there is no sim & balance only mobile set is available for rs 1200 in our city SWAT. THEY ARE LIERs

  • yar jo new ufone ka set aya hai maine site kholi to kehty hain 1100 ka hai jb mai lene gya to 1700 yar ye lier hain…

  • I can unlock IDEOS either Ufne or Zong free of cost, Jut email your IMEI, I will send u the unlock code plus master code. lolz.

  • i m ali mehr .from gujranwala yes i m tell u ufone hrds set unlock nd r u another sim .me tell u but how?nd my no 03052303256

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