16-04-2012 02:17 AM - edited 16-04-2012 02:24 AM
My partner has an iphone 3GS bought on contract about 2 years ago. Recently, he changed it from pay monthly to pay as you go before we left the UK to travel for a year or so.
He would like to use a local sim card on his iphone but realised that it was locked.
How does he go about getting it unlocked?
Having read other similar posts, there seems to be a charge of about £20 for PAYG. But he started his phone on pay monthly with Vodafone, so surely there is no charge for him to get it unlocked? He would like to remain on Vodafone to keep his number whilst abroad. So that he could use the same number again on our return.
It would be great if someone could help on this matter.
PS: He had tried filling in the NUC form to request for the unlock but it was rejected due to unknown IMEI (I think)
16-04-2012 12:22 PM
You can only get a free unlock if you are currently a contract cusomter. Unfortunatly your partner no longer has a contract with Vodafone so would therefore need to go down the PAYG router which does cost £20.
The reason you get an unknown IMEI error may be because the IMEI number of the handset does not relate to one on a current Vodafone contract
17-04-2012 09:15 AM
Thanks for the reply.
I've also checked out one of the links posted for someone who had similar issue. The PAYG section says that if the phone is more than 12 months old, Vodafone will give NUC for free.
Can anyone confirm this? I've emailed the Customer Service, so far there has been no reply.
17-04-2012 11:00 AM - edited 17-04-2012 11:00 AM
18-04-2012 05:38 PM - edited 18-04-2012 05:38 PM
You will be able to get the code free of charge if it is older than 12 months old.
This can either be done through ourselves or customer services.
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