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Repaired an Orange Iphone 4S, Which networks should it work on?

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Hi I bought and repaired an IPhone 4s off eBay. It had an old Orange SIM in it. It does not take my contract O2 or Vodafone sim, so presume it is locked. Which operators should I be able to buy a roll… Read More
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi I bought and repaired an IPhone 4s off eBay. It had an old Orange SIM in it. It does not take my contract O2 or Vodafone sim, so presume it is locked. Which operators should I be able to buy a rolling 30 day sim contract from that will work?
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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It should work with Orange, T-Mobile, EE, Virgin, BT Mobile, Sky Mobile or other MVNOs that use the EE infrastructure, though being such an old handset there is no guarantee of this. You'd have to test this.

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#1
Orange? Lol

I think EE/t-mobile might work too.

Someone mentioned 3 too maybe working.

I think 3 working might be a lie though.

Edited By: AndrewRoss on Jan 04, 2017 00:53: Update
#2
Thought Orange were dead and buried?
#3
Yes in a way. They are EE. Older orange handsets won't accept anything but orange Sims, but newer ones seem to be interchangeable. EE are also t-mobile, so it's likely that all three have the same network id. No idea if Orange is dead, just googled it and it said Orange brought to you by EE. I haven't looked into it.
#4
You could also maybe look into getting it unlocked, seems to be free if it was a pay a you go handset. http://ee.co.uk/help/getting-started/joining-ee/unlocking-your-device
#5
It should work with Orange, T-Mobile, EE, Virgin, BT Mobile, Sky Mobile or other MVNOs that use the EE infrastructure, though being such an old handset there is no guarantee of this. You'd have to test this.
#6
As stated above EE may send you the unlock code for free if you give them a call. it takes 10 days for it to arrive. (via email) Just done this recently to unlock an old S2
#7
How to unlock iPhone 4S ?

Network unlock for an iPhone 4S doesn't use a code or unlocking sequence. The device is remotely unlocked on Apple servers.
There are two types of instructions for iPhone 4S.

First option
1. Insert a simcard from a different network than the one working in your device.
* the unaccepted simcard cannot ask for a pin code at the start. Please use a simcard that doesn't ask for a pin, or turn the request for a pin code off.
2. Start the device and turn on Wi-Fi
3. Small update should be downloaded.
iPhone 4S is ready to work in any network.

Second option (if the Wi-Fi option doesn't work)
1. Connect iPhone 4S to the PC by cable with an unaccepted simcard insterted (simcard from a different network than the one where you bought the device)
2. Start iTunes application on your PC
3. Small update will be downloaded.
iPhone 4S is now network free.

Never owned a tatty iProduct, but 1 minutes Google search tuned up the above. Since it is free to try............
#8
Your Google search pulled up some pretty useless information there.

No need to say you've never owned a 'tatty iProduct' - it was quite obvious from this post :P
#9
Gentle_Giant
How to unlock iPhone 4S ?
Network unlock for an iPhone 4S doesn't use a code or unlocking sequence. The device is remotely unlocked on Apple servers.
There are two types of instructions for iPhone 4S.
First option
1. Insert a simcard from a different network than the one working in your device.
* the unaccepted simcard cannot ask for a pin code at the start. Please use a simcard that doesn't ask for a pin, or turn the request for a pin code off.
2. Start the device and turn on Wi-Fi
3. Small update should be downloaded.
iPhone 4S is ready to work in any network.
Second option (if the Wi-Fi option doesn't work)
1. Connect iPhone 4S to the PC by cable with an unaccepted simcard insterted (simcard from a different network than the one where you bought the device)
2. Start iTunes application on your PC
3. Small update will be downloaded.
iPhone 4S is now network free.
Never owned a tatty iProduct, but 1 minutes Google search tuned up the above. Since it is free to try............

Sorry, that doesn't work

The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.
The SIM card that you currently have installed in this iPhone is from a carrier that is not supported under the activation policy that is currently assigned by the activation server. This is not a hardware issue with the iPhone. Please insert another SIM card from a supported carrier or request that this iPhone be unlocked by your carrier. Please contact Apple for more information.
#10
can't you just message the eBay user you bought it from.
didn't it say in the advert
#11
stefromuk
can't you just message the eBay user you bought it from.
didn't it say in the advert

I'm pretty sure its on Orange as there was an old Orange sim in there. And It does not work with my O2 or Vodafone. Suppose the best thing is to send off for a couple of free payg sims from EE & co. Trial and error
#12
ijw0161
Gentle_Giant
How to unlock iPhone 4S ?
Network unlock for an iPhone 4S doesn't use a code or unlocking sequence. The device is remotely unlocked on Apple servers.
There are two types of instructions for iPhone 4S.
First option
1. Insert a simcard from a different network than the one working in your device.
* the unaccepted simcard cannot ask for a pin code at the start. Please use a simcard that doesn't ask for a pin, or turn the request for a pin code off.
2. Start the device and turn on Wi-Fi
3. Small update should be downloaded.
iPhone 4S is ready to work in any network.
Second option (if the Wi-Fi option doesn't work)
1. Connect iPhone 4S to the PC by cable with an unaccepted simcard insterted (simcard from a different network than the one where you bought the device)
2. Start iTunes application on your PC
3. Small update will be downloaded.
iPhone 4S is now network free.
Never owned a tatty iProduct, but 1 minutes Google search tuned up the above. Since it is free to try............
Sorry, that doesn't work
The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.
The SIM card that you currently have installed in this iPhone is from a carrier that is not supported under the activation policy that is currently assigned by the activation server. This is not a hardware issue with the iPhone. Please insert another SIM card from a supported carrier or request that this iPhone be unlocked by your carrier. Please contact Apple for more information.


OK, Sorry, that is all I had; Orange must have had them specially locked, because I never had this problem when switching my wifes from whoever (I forget - Vodaphone??) to GiffGaff.
I would keep searching Google, as due to the age of the phone, I am sure someone has found out how to do it for free.

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