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Wanting to unlock as a non-vodafone customer

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The only way vodafone seem to allow you to unlock a second hand phone is by quite stupidly requiring you to join their network for 30 days before being allowed to even apply for a NUC form.

Since I don't want to pay extra money on a pay as you go SIM for a month, I asked an advisor if there was any quicker way to unlock my phone and he told me I can go into a store and they will do it straight away.

Can someone confirm or deny this, as I highly doubt they will unlock a phone just by going into the store and asking them to.

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No a Vodafone Highstreet Store cannot unlock any phone @camranq 

A Highstreet Store that advertises they unlock phones maybe able to unlock it but that would come with a fee.

Best way is to get a Vodafone Payg1 sim card and top up £5 and use it in the phone for 30 days making calls and then request its unlock 》 How-do-I-unlock-my-Vodafone-device-if-I-m-not-a-Vodafone-customer. Or if you can ask the original owner to request its unlock.

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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No a Vodafone Highstreet Store cannot unlock any phone @camranq 

A Highstreet Store that advertises they unlock phones maybe able to unlock it but that would come with a fee.

Best way is to get a Vodafone Payg1 sim card and top up £5 and use it in the phone for 30 days making calls and then request its unlock 》 How-do-I-unlock-my-Vodafone-device-if-I-m-not-a-Vodafone-customer. Or if you can ask the original owner to request its unlock.

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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Thanks for the response. These online advisors are useless, they have no clue what they're on about

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You're very welcome @camranq 

I've edited my reply to add some further help.

 

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 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. 

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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