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
There are plenty of previous threads about unlocking an iphone. You should have had some search results come up when you started your thread which would have given you the answer.
As the phone was on a contract, only the original owner can complete the form and get the unlock.
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