05-03-2013 12:36 AM
Ok, so my scenario.... My iPhone 4S broke beyond economical repair a couple of weeks back. So I bought an iPhone 5 off a friend who had used it for a couple of months. This was an upgrade for her from Vodafone but she went back to using her old iPhone.. So I (cheekily) cut my sim down to nano size and everything works fine.
I would like to get the phone unlocked, however am I able to do this my sim isn't registered against that imei no? If I call customer services and explain can they unlock it?
05-03-2013 07:42 AM
05-03-2013 09:10 AM
Ok so I understand that Vodafone won't unlock it for me. Can I use a 3rd party website and pay to get it unlocked even though Vodafone won't do it for me?
05-03-2013 09:13 AM
05-03-2013 09:19 AM
05-03-2013 09:23 AM
As far as I am aware, if it is a VF supplied handset, then Apple will only accept unlock requests from VF
If your friend gave/sold you the phone, then it shouldn't be too hard for them to fill in the online form to request the unlock for you?
05-03-2013 10:24 AM
05-03-2013 11:22 AM - last edited on 05-03-2013 01:14 PM by Matt
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I called these guys and had a chat. They said it can be done...
05-03-2013 11:26 AM
Unfortunately that is not an official Apple unlocking. As Jeffkinn said, you can only get an official unlock done by going through the network provider who in turn contacts Apple. I would be very cautious about parting with my money to some random website (all of whom will tell you that they can unlock your handset).
I would advise you do a quick search of the Apple forums and you will find that everyone gets referred back to the network provide to whom the handset is locked.
05-03-2013 11:41 AM