HT2309: About swapping the SIM cardLearn about About swapping the SIM card
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to ElrinV)
You cannot unlock your iPhone yourself...only your carrier can do that. If your carrier unlocks your iPhone, then you can use it like anyother iPhone, sync via iTunes or iCloud, update via WiFi, etc.
But contact your carrier, do not attempt to unlock it yourself as doing so will void your warranty.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to Ralph Landry1)
Thanks! Yes, I was going to ask Telus (my Carrier) to unlock the phone. It is a company phone, so anything shady is out of the question. Part of this whole unlocking need is to prevent the company having to pay for my holiday calls - especially roaming charges on incoming calls!
I am mainly concerned about the need to sync via iTunes once I insert the new SIM (ChinaMobile most likely) at my holiday destination. Since I don't plan on having a computer with iTunes with me, this is an issue.
On their website, they say:
"You can unlock your TELUS issued Apple iPhone for use with other mobile carriers.
- Call Client Care to request the phone unlock.
- The Client Care representative will complete the steps to unlock your phone.
- Connect your iPhone to iTunes and wait for the message "Unlock Complete. Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked. To set up and sync this iPhone, click Continue".
NOTE: An Internet connection is required in order for iTunes to unlock your device.
Your iPhone is unlocked."
However, on the iphoneincanada forums, there seems to be wildly different reports on whether this iTunes connection was needed or not. Hopefully some-one here at the apple forums know what the real deal is.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to ElrinV)
You will need to connect to your computer and restore in order to UNLOCK your iPhone from Telus prior to leaving on your trip. You do not need to restore it with your computer after that to use a different microSIM.
You might need to have your company request the unlock since it is their iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2012 5:27 PM (in response to ElrinV)
How did the trip go? Did your phone operate as expected, or did you have any dificulty? I am asking because I am also in a similar situration as you discribe, but travel to Italy for Vacation. I own my phone so I don't need permission from work.