So do I need to unlock my Nokia 100 to allow th new sim to work or is that a waste of time?
Unless you originaly bought the phone as "SIM FREE" (bought the phone seperately & just put a Virgin SIM in, as I did for my father), then your phone will be "locked" to a network.
Virgins old "red" SIM cards are coded into EE's network or even T-Mobile/Orange if they are old enough. The new ones reflect the fact that Virgin has bought into O2 now, so the new purple SIMs are coded differently but currently roam onto EE. Your phone sees this SIM as belonging to different network & locks you out, so you will need an unlock code from Virgin, plus the instructions for inputting this into the Nokia handset.
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