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Unlocking after account sold to third party

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I had a pay monthly contract which Vodafone sold to a third party debt collector.  Will it still be possible to unlock my iPhone now? 

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The debt will be for your contract tariff and Bill's.

 

Not the iPhone so yes you should be able to request its unlock using the Nuc unlocking form using your original contract details.

 

Unlock-code-request.

 

Or use a Vodafone Payg sim card in the phone for 30 days making calls etc and then request its unlock using the new Payg details.

 

The only time a phone wont be unlocked is if its subject to an imei lock which is usually if a phone has been reported lost or stolen  

 

To add.....

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. (Please Check Spam Inboxes too) 

 

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 up to another 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. 

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

Samsung One Ui  / Pie.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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17: Community Champion

The debt will be for your contract tariff and Bill's.

 

Not the iPhone so yes you should be able to request its unlock using the Nuc unlocking form using your original contract details.

 

Unlock-code-request.

 

Or use a Vodafone Payg sim card in the phone for 30 days making calls etc and then request its unlock using the new Payg details.

 

The only time a phone wont be unlocked is if its subject to an imei lock which is usually if a phone has been reported lost or stolen  

 

To add.....

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. (Please Check Spam Inboxes too) 

 

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 up to another 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. 

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

Samsung One Ui  / Pie.

 

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch.

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