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Do I need NUC Code to unlock iphone 11 pro?

3: Seeker

I'm not ouside of UK, So I can't attivate with vodafone... How can I unlock phone? 

should I need NUC code to unlock the Iphone 11 pro?

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17: Community Champion

Hi @akak6578  there is no unlock codes for iPhones, Apple do the unlocking remotely. 

Have a look here for what you need to do. 

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/vodafone-uk/forms/unlock-code-request/

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17: Community Champion

Hi @akak6578 

 

Can you confirm as I'm a little confusedaboutthe wording of your post ....

 

Are you currently in the UK ?

Are you the original ownet or have you bought the iPhone privately ?

Have you ever used a Vodafone UK Sim card in the phone yourself ?

Current Phone > Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B.

Samsung One Ui 2.1  / Android 10.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

Samsung Galaxy Buds.

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3: Seeker

I'm not in U.K

I bought it on Ebay and It's vodafone iphone

. Also, I bought prepaid sim card(vodafone)

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3: Seeker

My situation is now .

I'm not in UK 

I bought iphone pro max on ebay, also I bought prepaid vodafone simcard. 

The question is that my iphone should I need NUC code to use another network carrier?

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17: Community Champion

Hi @akak6578  the problem you will have is that you must use the phone on the Vodafone UK network for 30 days with the SIM card you purchased then request the unlock. The original owner (if they used it on the Vodafone UK network) could also request the unlock. 

if they can't do that do you know anyone in the UK you could send the phone to for them to use for 30 days?

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3: Seeker

@63johnw but you said there is no code for iphone right?

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17: Community Champion

Yes there is no code sent to customers but Apple still have to receive a request from Vodafone to unlock the phone and that's why you have to use it on the UK network so that the IMEI number can be registered against you then the unlock can be carried out. 

have you tried a non Vodafone sim in the phone to confirm it is locked?

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3: Seeker

not yet< I will try. However If it is locked, should I use 30days for vodafone?

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17: Community Champion

Yes but it must be used in the UK. 

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17: Community Champion

@akak6578 wrote:

I'm not in U.K

I bought it on Ebay and It's vodafone iphone

. Also, I bought prepaid sim card(vodafone)


Ok @akak6578 

 

You either need to ask the original owner to have it unlocked or visit the UK and use a Vodafone UK Payg sim card in the iPhone for 30 days making calls etc and then request it unlock or use a Highstreet Store where you are that advertises they unlock iPhones.

Current Phone > Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B.

Samsung One Ui 2.1  / Android 10.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

Samsung Galaxy Buds.

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3: Seeker

I bought prepaid sim which is £10 /30days.

I activated vodafone account.  so now I have to use 30days, am I right?

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17: Community Champion

You have to use it in the UK, are you in the UK?

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17: Community Champion

@akak6578 wrote:

I bought prepaid sim which is £10 /30days.

I activated vodafone account.  so now I have to use 30days, am I right?


That is correct but you need to use the SIM card in the UK on the local network for 30 days.  You have been repeatedly told this.  

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3: Seeker

yeah, I inserted and activated UK vodafone sim, but I still use in korea. no problem ?

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17: Community Champion

Yes it is a problem @akak6578  you must use it in the UK for 30 days, the unlock request will not work if you have not used phone in UK for 30 days first. 

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17: Community Champion

@akak6578 wrote:

yeah, I inserted and activated UK vodafone sim, but I still use in korea. no problem ?


Yes it's a problem @akak6578 

 

You may be using a Vodafone UK Sim card but you need to be using it in the UK in order to latch the phones details to the network. Right now all your doing I assune is roaming on your countries network via the Vodafone Sim card.

I think the option for you is a Highstreet Store that advertises they unlock iPhones or an online unlocking site.

Current Phone > Samsung Note 10+ 5G _256Gb > Model: SM-N976B.

Samsung One Ui 2.1  / Android 10.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

Samsung Galaxy Buds.

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3: Seeker

I talked  with mobile chatting and they said that It's  okay with using prepaid sim in korea only . Thanks anyway!

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17: Community Champion

Well good luck @akak6578  but online chat have given you incorrect information, it must be used in the UK as everyone else has said. 

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