Thanks for your reply.
There are many shops around my local area in Nice that offer unlocking - would going to these for a 2nd 'unlock' be of any worth or is it just essentially doing the same... nothing?
If so, the only way round it is to send the phone back to the UK to be unlocked whilst in O2 territory? What a joke if so! What year are we in!?
Only the carrier can process an unlocking request ....why...
because they subsidised the price at original purchase and locking protects their
Any other offers of unlocking will involve hacking and next time you try to update the iOS will revert to the locked status if it works at all
try standing opposite to the 7 sisters by Dover and see if you can get a UK signal and make some calls
I am experiencing the same problem in the opposite direction. My iPhone is French and allegedly unlocked my my French operator. However, I have tried several times to unlock via iTunes since I got back to the UK and nothing. Do I have to travel to France just to connect to iTunes and unlock the phone? If so, Apple should do something about it, shouldn't they? It doesn't make sense to me. Thanks.