Got my son a Galaxy II phone, and the $20/month Koodo plan (w/o data). We want to protect ourselves from his going over the $20/month or someone accessing the phone and running up a bill. Can this be done? Otherwise, we'll cancel and go pre-paid.
Dec 28th, 2012 06:26 PM #1
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Newbie question - Koodo and way to limit usage?
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Dec 28th, 2012 08:12 PM #2
Since you don't have a data plan, make sure you call Koodo and at least block data on your account. You may be able to block long distance calls as well.
Put a security code for your sim and phone. This way, you need to know the sim before you can unlock the phone and sim.
Not sure that there is a way to limit yourself to $20/month unless Koodo offers this feature.
If he's not a talker, you might want to go with Speakout after unlocking the phone.
Dec 28th, 2012 08:19 PM #3
He's not a talker but he isn't very careful either. My concern is his losing the phone and someone running up a bill, or his doing something he doesn't realize will bring additional charges. Going with Speakout is what I want to do be meeting resistance from my wife.
Last edited by hagbard; Dec 28th, 2012 at 08:21 PM.
Dec 28th, 2012 08:26 PM #4
Dec 28th, 2012 09:25 PM #5
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- Dec 13th, 2006
Simple, put on prepaid and make them pay for usage! If the use more minutes , they realize they need to spend more $. If less they have budgetted themselves.
As for loosing phone, etc and overage, its the same if it happened to your phone.......crap happens.
Dec 28th, 2012 09:40 PM #6
I have to agree with others... Get on prepaid... There are no woops I have a 100 bill this month
Dec 29th, 2012 09:29 AM #7
I put the Speakout sim in it, it still said "loading Koodo" when starting up, and said "invalid sim card" so I guess its locked?
Dec 29th, 2012 10:57 AM #8
Here are two sets of instructions: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/rcss-...nlock-1268866/
Dec 29th, 2012 11:30 AM #9
We'll likely pay to unlock it, just reading the instructions has me confused. Reading from the link here:
has me thinking all I need to do was do this:
Click "DISMISS" on the Enter Unlock Code screen after the phone start up.
Wait a minute for the phone to power on and settle down.
Go to dailer screen. press *#197328640#.
press DEBUG SCREEN
Press PHONE CONTROL
Press  SIMULATION
Press  NETWORK LOCK
Press  PERSO SHA256 OFF
Wait exactly 30 seconds
press the menu key on the phone and select back option. This will take you back to NETWORK LOCK screen.
Press  NW LOCK NV DATA INITIALLIZ
Wait exactly one minute and reboot the phone.
Should be unlocked.
I tried this on T-989 UVLE1 original ROM with root ON.
I haven't tested it on any other version or ROMs or any other phone.
But it sounds like I have to do something before that by reading your link. I don't want to do anything that would brick the phone.
BTW, on this site:
They list my phone, the T989D, but the model number isn't the same, there's is KOODOSAMSGS2X, Mine is KHSAMGLXYSIIX. Will their unlock key even work?
update: tried the above method, didn't work. BTW, Network Lock wasn't option 6 it was option 4. Tried it three times, didn't work. Tried it also with the Koodo sim in it still didn't work.
Last edited by hagbard; Dec 29th, 2012 at 12:13 PM.
Dec 29th, 2012 12:25 PM #10
Another thing, people keep talking about "radios". Do I have to change the "radio" to get it to work on Speakout? Even after buying an unlock code?
Last edited by hagbard; Dec 29th, 2012 at 12:27 PM.
Dec 29th, 2012 12:56 PM #11
The unlock is going to cost you $20.... There is no need to change anything to make it work on another provider.... Once unlocked the phone will work with all Canadian providers except public mobile...
Dec 29th, 2012 03:10 PM #12
Kewl, but when I went to MobileXpress Canada it was $15. Waiting for my code.
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