23-11-2011 06:44 PM
Someone I work with is selling his iPhone 3GS to me next week (his contracts ended and hes upgrading to 4S) and I'm not on vodafone but would like to get it unlocked and was told it can only be done by Vodafone?
Can someone help me
23-11-2011 07:08 PM
Vodafone will only unlock it if it is locked to Vodafone.
The simplest way is to ask your friend to request the unlock using the form below before he gives you the phone, otherwise you need to follow the instructions once you have the phone but the phone must be active on the Vodafone network when the unlock is requested.
Firstly you need to complete the unlock request form http://campaigns.vodafone.co.uk/UnlockCodeRequestF
There is no unlocking code for the iPhone. The number that you receive from Vodafone is the reference number of your request.
Vodafone (VF) ask Apple to unlock the phone, Apple then change the phone’s details on their database to show it is unlocked. Once Apple have processed the unlock request the next time you connect the phone to iTunes you will get a message in iTunes that the phone is now unlocked. The message will also ask you to insert a sim from a different network to the one the phone was locked to which will complete the unlocking.
Once this is done the phone will remain unlocked. Basically using a non-VF sim forces the phone to go to iTunes to look for new carrier updates and it then finds if the phone has been unlocked.
23-11-2011 07:25 PM - edited 23-11-2011 07:27 PM
Thank you, i'll forward it over.
It's on vodafone, thats who the contract is with. I think his contract ends on 28th, cus that is when his upgrade is due so does it have to be done after this date?
also if i end up doing it, does it cost me?