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o2 say they are unable to unlock iPhone 7's till spring next year - Any Unlocking (Trustworthy) sites around? Read More
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4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
o2 say they are unable to unlock iPhone 7's till spring next year - Any Unlocking (Trustworthy) sites around?
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4m, 1w agoPosted 4 months, 1 week ago
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#1
why are they unable too if it's paid off in full they should be able to
#2
aliohurley43
why are they unable too if it's paid off in full they should be able to

No, it comes directly from Apple. I'm not sure how it varies with networks, but with O2, it's usually 6-8 months before they can unlock the phone.
#3
Unfortunately the nature of this means they are always going to be dodgy.

Unlike most phones, an iphone does not store its locked / unlocked state in the device - it goes online and checks with mothership Apple.

Sites which sell real unlocking have some way of accessing their database and marking the phones as unlocked in the same was as carriers such as O2 and Vodafone are able to do.

I've never heard of anybody who had a phone unlocked in such a way having it locked again, but that doesnt mean it can't happen...

The second unlock method is the soft unlock which happens when the firmware is cracked.Sometimes you can't even boot the phone unless its connected to a computer, always though the unlock is lost if you upgrade the operting system. It used to happen frequently, but I havent had an iphone in a few years so I dont follow this anymore.
#4
All I can tell you is the phone was won in a competition was still in the cellophane when I put my vodafone sim in and discovered it was 'locked' - A week and a half of sheer hell being told various incorrect things, culminated in a trip to the O2 shop to be told by people who seemed to know what they were talking about, the above i.e. no unlocking of iPhone 7's till spring next year.
#5
Edinburgh Apple Store does it free
#6
ronc011
All I can tell you is the phone was won in a competition was still in the cellophane when I put my vodafone sim in and discovered it was 'locked' - A week and a half of sheer hell being told various incorrect things, culminated in a trip to the O2 shop to be told by people who seemed to know what they were talking about, the above i.e. no unlocking of iPhone 7's till spring next year.

Correct. You'll have to contact the carrier after 6/7 months and ask for an unlock - it's the case with every iPhone when it comes out.
#7
Hence my question - are there any reputable online unlocking services?
#8
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#9
If you won it in a competition, then it must have an original carrier, you need to get in touch with that carrier for unlocking, so if it is Vodafone, call them.
#10
I'm guessing you didn't win it in the competition otherwise I'd say the network would be a tad more helpful in unlocking for you or you've been a bit naughty around how you won it?

if it's someone else that won then that's the issue with buying off someone else.

however......I am confused (which is easy granted).

I'm under the impression iphones, where ever you get them from away from apple direct, lock to the first sim. so if you unwrapped a cellophane iPhone and put in the Vodafone sim first as you wanted that network, wouldn't it lock to them which is what you want?
#11
doncoop
I'm guessing you didn't win it in the competition otherwise I'd say the network would be a tad more helpful in unlocking for you or you've been a bit naughty around how you won it?
if it's someone else that won then that's the issue with buying off someone else.
however......I am confused (which is easy granted).
I'm under the impression iphones, where ever you get them from away from apple direct, lock to the first sim. so if you unwrapped a cellophane iPhone and put in the Vodafone sim first as you wanted that network, wouldn't it lock to them which is what you want?

You really shouldn't go jumping to very wrong conclusions, I Bought it via Gumtree locally and the lad had won it in a competition at work, would i really walk in and also conduct several conversations with staff if it were not the case.
the only person who seems to understand the situation, is Ikayzee, O2 in the metro centre have told me they 'o2' will not be unlocking iPhone 7's until 6 months after the release date - would anyone like their number?
#12
the porter
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Thanks Very much Appreciated.
#13
"Sheer hell" lol
Some people need to give their head a wobble when describing situations.
#14
doncoop
I'm guessing you didn't win it in the competition otherwise I'd say the network would be a tad more helpful in unlocking for you or you've been a bit naughty around how you won it?
if it's someone else that won then that's the issue with buying off someone else.
however......I am confused (which is easy granted).
I'm under the impression iphones, where ever you get them from away from apple direct, lock to the first sim. so if you unwrapped a cellophane iPhone and put in the Vodafone sim first as you wanted that network, wouldn't it lock to them which is what you want?

That is the case with iphones bought from the likes of Carphone Warehouse etc..

Those provided directly from the network and sometimes other re-sellers are locked to the provider.
#15
thedvdmonster
"Sheer hell" lol
Some people need to give their head a wobble when describing situations.
Yeah
#16
shauneco
doncoop
I'm guessing you didn't win it in the competition otherwise I'd say the network would be a tad more helpful in unlocking for you or you've been a bit naughty around how you won it?
if it's someone else that won then that's the issue with buying off someone else.
however......I am confused (which is easy granted).
I'm under the impression iphones, where ever you get them from away from apple direct, lock to the first sim. so if you unwrapped a cellophane iPhone and put in the Vodafone sim first as you wanted that network, wouldn't it lock to them which is what you want?

That is the case with iphones bought from the likes of Carphone Warehouse etc..

Those provided directly from the network and sometimes other re-sellers are locked to the provider.


the reason why I said that was I believe loads of comments on o2 refresh deals for iPhones in the past where they inserted a three aim to register there instead as they unlocked for free. tbf i don't know just querying it.
#17
sorry if it came across as finger pointy. sounds like I was right on point one (you not being the winner) and the second point was off.

obviously if YOU were the winner they'd be more likely to sort it for you (be a bit of crappy pr for them wouldn't it if they didnt). as youre the person who bought it off the winner they don't have to worry about that so much.

sounds like I'm wrong on locking to first sim, which I thought all non apple iPhones did but others seem to think they come o2 locked.
#18
As my old Form Teacher used to say "Read the Question" and then he'd say "Read the Question Again"
Then He'd say don't jump to conclusions and give the answer you want, Give the Answer the Question is asking for"
Hope This Helps - And a Big Thank You to the Porter, who may have had a similar teacher.

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