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MacMan\'95 Calculating status...
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Oct 14, 2011 9:49 AM

Hi, ive just bought the 32GB iPhone 4S from Vodafone, here in the uk, now im actually on 3 Network, how do i unlock the phone to accept my other sim card? the iPhone 4's were factory unlocked

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:51 AM (in response to MacMan\'95)

    Contact Vodaphone.  They are the only ones that can unlock it.

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to MacMan\'95)

    You ask Vodafone to do it for you.  However, I doubt if they will until it's been used for several months on their network.

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 9:53 AM (in response to MacMan\'95)

    BTW, the iPhone 4 was not factory unlocked.  I wish it was as I am having a lot of trouble getting Orange to unlock my old one!

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,275 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 2:35 AM (in response to MacMan\'95)

    Correct, but you were talking about when the handset was bought from Vodafone.  The 4 was locked when purchased from a carrier, same as 4S, as you are experiencing.

    Vodafone are the only ones who can arrange the unlocking, but as I said above, I doubt very much if they will do that so soon into the contract.

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    Oct 21, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to MacMan\'95)

    If I purchase 4S from ATT, would they unlock it for me. I am flying to Pakistan and like to use loccal SIM card.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 9:34 AM (in response to adnanfromsan jose)

    No.  AT&T does not unlock iPhones.

  • adnanfromsan jose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 9:42 AM (in response to paulcb)

    How can I get it to unlock? I don't mind paying little extra.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 10:17 AM (in response to adnanfromsan jose)

    You can't get an iPhone unlocked by AT&T for any amount of money.

     

    Again, AT&T does not unlock iPhones.

  • nimo1981 Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2011 10:20 AM (in response to igmackenzie)

    You can get the Iphone 4 unlocked from Orange for £20 or less on Ebay.  Do a search for Iphone 4 unlock Orange.

     

    I've had both an Iphone 4 and an 4s unlocked via this method so I know it works without any problems,  The iphone 4 was unlocked in 3 hours, the 4s took 2 days.

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    Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM (in response to paulcb)

    Hi, i bought one Iphone 4s in Apple Store, but is locked to AT&T. The vendor has said to me that the iphone was unlocked, but dont. How unlock my Iphone?

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Nov 14, 2011 4:08 PM (in response to lbitar)

    As has been said several times in this thread, AT&T does not unlock iPhones...

     

    For any amount of money.  Never.  At all.  Period.

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    Nov 15, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to MacMan\'95)

    I`m going to NYC this Friday, I wont to buy an unlocked iPhone 4s but I stay only 6 days, any body knows if I can buy in Apple store or is now only pre order? (sorry for my English I´m from Argentina )

  • iKotsen Calculating status...
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    Nov 16, 2011 4:05 PM (in response to tomasriv)

    Hi to everyone! I bought the new iPhone from Vodafone UK! I knew that it will be locked, so i called apple to ask them what i have to do! They told me that i have to go to Vodafone shop and told them that i want to unlock my IMEI to be an official unlocked iPhone! So, yesterday when i went to Vodafone, they told me that they can't do this! I mean, that they can't unlock my imei and i have to do an unofficial unlock!! It seems that the guy that told me that, didn't even know this process of official unlocking!! Any ideas??

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