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I bought it from Cex locked to o2 about a year ago I think and use giffgaff which I do like but I'm so low use that I wouldn't mind trying one of the other sim offers and like freedom pop etc which I … Read More
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3m, 2w agoPosted 3 months, 2 weeks ago
I bought it from Cex locked to o2 about a year ago I think and use giffgaff which I do like but I'm so low use that I wouldn't mind trying one of the other sim offers and like freedom pop etc which I can't do, I don't want to risk it being bricked etc so what is the cheapest way to get it unlocked? Never had a contract with o2 and not sure if previous owner did in case that makes a difference, not tech savvy either so thanks to anyone who can help.
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3m, 2w agoPosted 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
get someone with an 02 contract already to pop the sim in and send a text. they should be able to unlock it for free for you.

not sure if its different for iphones tho
#2
easiest and safest way is to get the ORIGINAL owner to call o2 but as you cannot probably do that, the same easiest way is in any shop as there is only one way to unlock an iphone and all shops use the same method.
most phones are software locked which means the actual you have to change the phones software either by code or a cable.
Iphones are different, the network locks them to their network so unlocking them simply involves removing the restrictions from the network.
so all shops are safe.
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#4
You can buy a o2 PAYG sim and load it with £15.
After a couple of days of having that sim in the phone, request an unlock through the app/website and they will take that £15 credit to unlock your phone.
I've done this before on a iPhone 5, took about 7 days in total.
#5
I'm not sure about the unlocking part but freedom pop is probably not something that u will like it's more a virtual network which uses data for everything including calls so call quality is not very good no idea about the internet side though. it may be better. it's not like a whatsapp call as that is between 2 internet calls thus us routed through internet to call a normal number so call quality is pretty bad but u can try other networks about how much data and calls do u use that way we can suggest any other options to u.
#6
lollypoplee
easiest and safest way is to get the ORIGINAL owner to call o2 but as you cannot probably do that, the same easiest way is in any shop as there is only one way to unlock an iphone and all shops use the same method.
most phones are software locked which means the actual you have to change the phones software either by code or a cable.
Iphones are different, the network locks them to their network so unlocking them simply involves removing the restrictions from the network.
so all shops are safe.
Wrong, iPhones are locked in software as well, it just has the update pushed to it OTA (over the air), before IOS 7 I think it was you used to have to unlock via iTunes.
#7
dcx_badass
lollypoplee
easiest and safest way is to get the ORIGINAL owner to call o2 but as you cannot probably do that, the same easiest way is in any shop as there is only one way to unlock an iphone and all shops use the same method.
most phones are software locked which means the actual you have to change the phones software either by code or a cable.
Iphones are different, the network locks them to their network so unlocking them simply involves removing the restrictions from the network.
so all shops are safe.
Wrong, iPhones are locked in software as well, it just has the update pushed to it OTA (over the air), before IOS 7 I think it was you used to have to unlock via iTunes.


theres always one clever git aint there !
you WRONG !!!!!
a quote from Apples website "You would have to select your mobile model and furnish the IMEI number of you mobile. Also provide the details of the current default carrier with which your mobile is locked.
The company would then send your iPhone’s details directly to Apple. On receiving a request from an authorized service company, Apple removes your mobile from the database of locked mobiles"
so before trying to be clever..... make sure you actually are clever !
#8
Thank you everyone, I did an online chat with o2 and got the payg sim, they said top it up then make a call or text and after 24 hours they will unlock it so that's that part sorted.

I did order the freedom pop sim, 99p, first month is free and I can cancel and keep the tiny free allowance so can't really complain about that if I hate it.

I use about 200 minutes max, text a lot but use well under 1gb data, often less than 500mb although I quite like the 1gb there for when I go through an instagram fad.

I was looking at iD on a 30 day plan, they look okay and cover my area well, I'll see how it goes with freedom pop and may well change, hubby took up the virgin 20gb data £15 offer but I would never use that much so it's a waste of the £15 to me.

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