Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2013 2:21 AM (in response to Keith Doherty3)
I have already been to Vodafone, paid an unlock fee. I received notification that my settings had changed (not by email, just on the phone itself) - this came after 48 hours
The phone is now fully functional apart from the issue with not being able to take or make calls, I am able to download apps from my Apple account using the data allowance from my Talkmobile SIM, I can use the mail and all other internet applications
I have no idea who the owner is/was......does this mean I won't be able to use the phone as a phone?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2013 3:35 AM (in response to EllieJ143)
The "problem" is that unlike all other phones the lock is in the firmware of the iOS and can only be modified via iTunes servers controlled by Apple.
Those servers also hold data about the original SIM collected on activation and the Network Operator.
To complete the unlock correctly that sim card is required.
Did you do the unlock process exactly as i described ?