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Hi @ Amanda Tech Team
The original owner has been in touch and he believes that he will be charged £19.99 to complete and submit the NUC form.
Surely that is charged if its a PAYG phone or a monthly contract under 12 months old? could you confirm please?
(at least I spelt your name right today!)
been waiting for a unlock code been given the runaround by vodafone .cant get a unlock code in the time scale as promised. reported them to off com i urge others to do the same. type in offcom and follow instructions.staff in there shops dont understand i cant unlock it if i put my new providers sim in without the unlock code.allso go onto thr which magazine site and sign the petition for the banning of being locked into a provider.
There is no unlock code for any Apple device.
Once you've requested the unlock from Vodafone they pass the request to Apple and you have to complete the unlock by syncing to iTunes with the new sim in the phone.
I have now bought a PAYG SIM, the phone works! however it is still locked ot Vodafone.
The original owner is going to get in touch (I am hoping anyway) with Vodafone to request the NUC.
I willawait for him to confirm he has done this then I will try to sync with iTunes. I understand there will be no formal confirmation, so it's a case of keep trying everyday on iTunes to see if the phone has been unlocked.
If not, as the phone is not under contract, can i not register the phone/SIM with Vodafone and then complete the NUC form myself?
thanks, lol that has ruined my plan!
back to the original owner adn tell him it has to be him that has to request the unlock code, would htere be a cherge to him or I then?
I know it was a contract phone and he has had it over a year, so at least that is one hurdle out of the way, no cost to either one of us.
thanks once again.
the plot thickens....!
The original owner has emailed me to tell me after checking his records, the phone is a PAYG.
I have topped the phone up with £20, can I or am I able to complete the NUC form or does it still have to be the original owner?
Hi @ jeffkinn
following you quote "Vodafone will only ever unlock a phone for the original owner I'm afraid."
does this also apply to PAYG phone over 24 months old?
No that only applies to contract phones. All a PAYG phone needs is an active sim with at least £19.99 credit on it.
you words are like music to my ears.
I have topped up the phone today with £20 adn completed the NUC form online.
hopefully within 10 working days my phone will be unlocked. fingers crossed.
Will keep you posted.
once again, thank you.
I submitted the NUC form onl;ine over 48 hours ago adn there is still £20 credit on the PAYG SIM.
Is this normal? If Vodafone have to go back to Apple, do Vodafone take the £19.99 fee after or before?
been back to vodafone about unlock code ,they all should wear big red spoon shaped shoes and have liar tattoed on their foreheads starting with the c.e.o. whilts someone playing the march of the clowns.
I wanted to let you know that I have actually recieved adn email from The NUC team at Vodafone and they are in the process of unlocking my phone
I stil have to wait 48 hours, so i will try conecting this to iTunes and keep trying as suggested by another user earlier in this thread.
thank you all for your help. I will be back ina weekand will let you know how i get/got on.
more empty promisess from the clowns at vodafone told it had been put into top priority and i wwould get the unlock code straight away that was four days ago .Then it was going to be today ,nothing.Ive up their clowns to the top of the tree now ,cant get better than a vodafone liar .
@strippy74 Good news but bear in mind that Apple doesn't rush to unlock phones. They can take many days to process the unlock and there is nothing that Vodafone can do about it and Apple won't tell you anything.
@bobsomer as I've said before, iPhones don't have unlock codes. If you don't have an iPhone your posting on the wrong board.