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Ebandz
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How to unlock iphone 4

Hi my friend gave me a iphone 4 which was iin vodafone but her contract had finished on the iphone info it still says the carrier is vodafone even without a sim, i now want to unlock the phone so i can now use it but i cannot seem to do so , please need some help????
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jeffkinn
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

There are dozens and dozens of threads on the forum all asking the same question - have a search - and the answer is always the same. Only the original owner can get an iPhone unlocked. Your friend will need to ask Vodafone to unlock the phone.

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Ebandz
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

What process or how will my friend be able to unlock it as she is no longer a vodafone customer
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Ebandz
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

What faqs
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jeffkinn
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

Click the link

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Ebandz
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

Sorry but i dont know what on the link i need to follow
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kids
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kids
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

Sorry missed out , you follow number 2
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Ebandz
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

I did but none of the actually explain how to unlock my phone
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kids
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

If your friend is the original owner of the phone they complete this form. http://www.vodafone.co.uk/vodafone-uk/forms/unlock-code-request/index.htm

It does not matter that they are no longer a Vodafone customer, they can put £20 on a PAYG SIM card to pay the unlocking fee.

The criteria is that your friend MUST be the original owner of the phone and use te email address that they used for their account.
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Ebandz
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

So after she fills in this form i will be able to use the phone on any network ? And what number does she beed to use but she does not have a payg sim
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kids
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

If all the details she supplies match her old account details then Vodafone send the unlock request to Apple. It can take Apple up to 21 days to unlock the phone.

She can buy aPAYG. Sim from any Vodafone store, the number she uses will be her old number.
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Ebandz
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

And if she doesnt remember her old number
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Ebandz
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

And she also has to spend more money on a payg sim
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drey_p
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

Hi there. If she doesn't remember her number,  she is going to have a hard time getting the phone unlocked as she will need to supply this information. 


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Brambles
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Re: How to unlock iphone 4

Ok you get a load of duff info on this thread - I have just done this so disregard all above.

 

1. Buy a PAYG Sim

2. Top up with £5 - send a few texts

3. Use online form and register the phone to you

4. Top up with £20 to pay unlcoking fee

5. Complete unlocking form

6. Wait for emails

7. Put in alternate Sim and plug into Itunes

 

This has worked for 2 people in my company as well.

We had ours done so that it can be used abroad.

 

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manicmandaonly
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Re: request to unlock iphone 4 and getting NOWHERE!!

Are vodafone thick , usless or what? infact all i think!

 

1st i call to unlock my phone, they take the £19.99 then i go on holiday for 2 weeks and still NOT unlocked (the advisor missed out in an extra digit ) no mail, no call no NOTHING to tell me

 

SO i fill in an online form and a week later still NOTHING - you dont get a reference number doin it online.

 

I speak to an advisor who cant help but said to take it to a store to unlock it|? but then cant tell me which stores DO unlock it . So i call up and the "help with unlocking your iphone" tells me to go the the page with the request form , bringing me back to square one! Basically going from pillar to post and getting NOWHERE

 

and to think i thought to join vodafone pay monthly - what a croc of crap basically!!

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Lee
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Re: request to unlock iphone 4 and getting NOWHERE!!

Hi there manicmandaonly,

 

Thanks for your post. I'm sorry this wasn't done.

 

When you submit the form, you normally get an auto-reply into your inbox, spam or junk folders. If there's nothing from us in any of them, we didn't get your request.

 

Could you check for me and let me know the reference? It'll look similar to #12345678.

 

If there's nothing there, click here and send us your details so we can make the request again.

 

Alternatively, please submit your unlock request here.

 

Cheers,

 

LeeH

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manicmandaonly
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Re: request to unlock iphone 4 and getting NOWHERE!!

Hi Lee

 

 

Yes its #4558419

 

i also tried it again - #4558260

 

 

and again #4520142

 

Although i Did get ONE reply back saying : Your request for an unlock code has been received and the reference number for your request is 1040810

 

 

But still nothing?

 

I think thats pretty bad considering it was an advisor the first time on the phone putting an extra digit in, made to wait 2 weeks and nothing for his mistake and still nothing back a week later after applying online!

 

regards

 

manda

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