No more “locked” mobile phones from Movistar

After a campaign by consumer organisation FACUA, Movistar has announced it will end its policy of “locking” mobile phones to its own network. So if you have a Movistar phone, they will now give you, for free and over the phone, the code to “unlock” it and use it on any network. Vodafone, Orange and Yoigo are so far refusing to do this, despite the campaign, but Facua continues to pressurise, and has also lodged complaints Continue reading No more “locked” mobile phones from Movistar

Registration of prepaid telephones

As from 8 November 2009, all prepaid telephones must be registered to an owner. Otherwise, they get disconnected. All prepaid phones must be registered to an owner when you buy them as from now. This is, of course, to prevent terrorism. However, I do wonder how difficult it would be to falsify one of those NIE police A4 sheets and take it along with you when you buy your phone?