4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012 5:37 PM by AnaMusic
neilfrombrougham Level 1 Level 1

Purchased an Iphone 3G S 18 months ago from O2. Use it on Pay as you go.

 

How do I unlock this phone to enable me to use another provider?


iPhone 3G, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Reply by AnaMusic on Dec 23, 2012 10:41 AM Helpful

ONLY the Carrier it is Locked to can Unlock it.

 

Contact the Carrier and ask if they Offer this Service and if you Qualify.

Reply by AnaMusic on Dec 23, 2012 5:37 PM Helpful

neilfrombrougham wrote:

 

I believe there are sites offering a free unlock. Are these dangerous to use?

 

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Yes they are.

neilfrombrougham wrote:

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02 have offered to unlock my phone for £15. ...

 

Take the deal. Anything else could render your iPhone unuseable.

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  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9

    ONLY the Carrier it is Locked to can Unlock it.

     

    Contact the Carrier and ask if they Offer this Service and if you Qualify.

  • neilfrombrougham Level 1 Level 1

    I believe there are sites offering a free unlock. Are these dangerous to use?

     

    02 have offered to unlock my phone for £15. I feel this is an unjust charge as I bought the phone from them (paid full price) and at no time did they alert me to the fact it was locked to their network.

    Would love to find a way round this as there is a princple involved.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10

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    I believe there are sites offering a free unlock. Are these dangerous to use?

     

    "

     

    Yes very.

     

    They are hacking you iphone.

     

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

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9

    neilfrombrougham wrote:

     

    I believe there are sites offering a free unlock. Are these dangerous to use?

     

    ....

     

    Yes they are.

    neilfrombrougham wrote:

    ...

    02 have offered to unlock my phone for £15. ...

     

    Take the deal. Anything else could render your iPhone unuseable.