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1: Seeker

I got an old phone iphone 3gs I recently asked for NUC. I followed the steps and I received and email from Vodafone that my phone is unlocked. I just need to follow the final step to put a non vodafone sim. I did. Phone display no sim. I don't have my Vodafone sim as I recently moved to other network. What should I do now? 

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17: Community Champion

Hello @Pdm-martin 

 

Don't worry you will not need your previous Vodafone Sim Card to complete the process.

An iPhone is not unlocked via inputting a Nuc {unlocking code} like other phone models are, but instead is unlocked remotely by Apple themselves and their Database.

So no actual Nuc is sent by Vodafone UK. 

The Vodafone Network lets a person know by email it's unlocking has been requested to Apple after accepting your Nuc online unlock request which I see you've received.

 

Please Note > The iPhone isn't actually usually unlocked to all networks at this stage when Vodafone email you. 

 

What happens is Apple then process the Networks request and occasionally this can take Apple approximately from a few days upto a further 30+ days sometimes from Vodafone's email to complete an unlock request made by a Network. 

To complete the process please periodically insert an active i.e. connects to mobile network data, alternative Networks Sim Card in the iPhone with hooking upto iTunes is only typically needed if its an iPhone 4 or older although it wouldn't harm to do so. 

From the iPhone 5 onwards there's not normally the need to hook up to iTunes to complete the process. 

When it's unlocked you should see a pop up message and the alternatives Networks name will show in the iPhone's status bar. 

 

🌈 Stay Safe & Stay Alert.  🌈 

 

 

Current Phone > Samsung Note 20 5G - SM9860 Snapdragon.

Samsung One Ui 2.5  / Android 10.

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