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HT5014 Unlocking my iPhone to use abroad for a short time.

340 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 11:01 AM by Melissafay1988 RSS
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Dec 5, 2012 3:27 PM

I want to unlock my iphone 4 to use with a different country's sim on holiday for 3 weeks. In doing this is my phone then locked to the network of the sim I used to unlock it (which wouldn't be the right sim anyway!) Or is it open to any network sim? My carrier has just told me that it would be locked to O2 if that was what I used to unlock it. And then if I wanted to get it back to be able to use my orange sim I would have to get O2 to then unlock it.... This isn't a viable option and doesn't seem to make much sense! Any help would be gratefully received!! Thanks

iPhone 4, iOS 6.0.1
  • GJWiPhone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Melissa,


    If you would like to unlock your iphone from o2 to use with any other networks you need to go to the o2 website and fill out an unlock form which you can find here:


    Monthly Contract form: unlocking form


    Pay as you go form: unlocking form


    This will require you to give 2 mobile numbers you contact most frequently and £15 credit on the phone that they will take of after you complete and send the form of to o2.

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (13,900 points)

    There are only two options, whether you consider them to be viable or not.  Only the carrier can unlock your iPhone.  Your carrier will not unlock your iPhone for only a short period of time.  However, your carrier can provide you with special access numbers to substantially lower the cost of making and receiving phone calls while you're out of your home country.

  • GJWiPhone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Carl,


    If o2 factory unlock her iphone, it should in theory work with any carrier after they update her carrier settings?

  • GJWiPhone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Haha im thinking i understand a bit better now!


    I highly doubt there is anyway to unlock your iphone without your authorised itunes account on your home pc/laptop or where ever you set your iphone up.


    but if you could figure a way out around that im sure when you get your carrier to facotry unlock your phone it means you are able to use any network


    this is from personal experience


    kind regards


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