4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012 5:37 PM by AnaMusic
neilfrombrougham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,060 points)

    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 (0 points)

    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 (92,375 points)

    "

    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 (57,060 points)

    neilfrombrougham wrote:

     

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

     

    ....

     

    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.