3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2012 11:01 AM by KiltedTim
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how to check imei number with apple database in india , i have iphone 4s brought from spain and service provider is orange. can i get it unlocked


iPhone 4S, iOS 5
Solved by roaminggnome on Feb 3, 2012 10:59 AM Solved

ONLY the carrier to which it is locked can unlock it.  No one else at all.

 

You will have to contact Orange in Spain and see if they offer this service.

Reply by wjosten on Feb 3, 2012 11:00 AM Helpful

The ONLY way to get your phone officially unlocked is to return to Spain, establish service with Orange, then request through Orange, that your phone be officially unlocked. Apple doesn't unlock iPhones & no one else can officially unlock your phone.

 

Good luck.

Reply by KiltedTim on Feb 3, 2012 11:01 AM Helpful

Apple can't help you. ONLY the carrier it is locked to can authorize unlocking it. You'll have to contact Orange in Spain and find out what their policy is.

 

According to this: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1937 they do offer unlocking. Most carriers REQUIRE that you be a CURRENT customer with a minimum time of service before they will unlock the phone. Some will not unlock them for anyone but the original purchaser.

 

ALL iPhones sold through official channels in India are unlocked. Why do you persist in trying to find the cheap way out only to then learn that you have flushed your hard earned money down the toilet?

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  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10
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    The ONLY way to get your phone officially unlocked is to return to Spain, establish service with Orange, then request through Orange, that your phone be officially unlocked. Apple doesn't unlock iPhones & no one else can officially unlock your phone.

     

    Good luck.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

    ONLY the carrier to which it is locked can unlock it.  No one else at all.

     

    You will have to contact Orange in Spain and see if they offer this service.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    Apple can't help you. ONLY the carrier it is locked to can authorize unlocking it. You'll have to contact Orange in Spain and find out what their policy is.

     

    According to this: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1937 they do offer unlocking. Most carriers REQUIRE that you be a CURRENT customer with a minimum time of service before they will unlock the phone. Some will not unlock them for anyone but the original purchaser.

     

    ALL iPhones sold through official channels in India are unlocked. Why do you persist in trying to find the cheap way out only to then learn that you have flushed your hard earned money down the toilet?