2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 5:01 AM by F4ucon
F4ucon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I bought an iPhone on the internet (which was still under plastic) and I have a problem with it.

 

I was told it was unsimlocked but it seems that it wasn't true.

I checked that and it seems that it's simlocked... in the UK.

 

As I live in Switzerland, it's a real problem as I can't activate it at all (as I don't have the operator's sim).

 

Is there a way I could unlock it (of course a legal one) ?

 

I think it shouldn't be that hard to make the operator accept to do this but I don't even know with which one it's blocked.

 

Thanks for your help

  • 1. Re: Living in Switzerland - iPhone with UK simlock
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)

    Only the carrier an iPhone was sold as carrier locked with can officially unlock the iPhone, or send the unlock request to Apple on the owner's behalf.

     

    How did you check to determine the iPhone is carrier locked with a carrier in the UK? However you checked that should also provide the carrier the iPhone is carrier locked with.

     

    If not, ask the seller or make an appointment at an Apple store if there is one nearby.

  • 2. Re: Living in Switzerland - iPhone with UK simlock
    F4ucon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I used iTools in order to know that but unfortunately, I didn't said with which carrier the iPhone was locked.

     

    Thanks for your answer. I'll try to ask at an Apple store.