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Will putting a three sim card into a new Iphone unlock it?

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2y, 3w agoPosted 2 years, 3 weeks ago
Iphones lock to the first sim inserted at activation, Am I right in saying if you insert a 3 sim card the phone will never lock as 3 sell their phones unlocked?
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2y, 3w agoPosted 2 years, 3 weeks ago
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banned#1
No.

Their phones are unlocked. It's not their phone.
#2
No u need to contact ur service provider ie 02 Vodafone etc and they will unlock for you
#3
Depends where the iPhone originally came from, if direct from Apple sim free then it's going to stay unlocked now matter what, if it's from a contract then it's that network provider that it'll be locked too.
#4
If it's from CPW it'll lock to the first network sim inserted. From network it'll be locked, From Apple simfree.

It's a bit sketchy as three aren't available in CPW stores, In cases of unlocking them you have to provide proof of ownership to the networks as they aren't the ones who are supplying the phones, CPW are. Found this thread on Vodafone which suggest that, Could be wrong.


Found this
"How do I unlock an iPhone from third-party retailers?
Carphone Warehouse SIM-Free iPhone Locking

A SIM-free iPhone from the Carphone Warehouse will automatically itself to the first network used.

If your iPhone was originally purchased from a third-party retailer (e.g. the Carphone Warehouse), it may lock itself automatically to the first network you use. This is the case even when your iPhone was sold as a “SIM Free” handset.

To unlock your iPhone, you should contact the mobile network to whom your iPhone has now become locked. If your iPhone has unfortunately become locked to a network that doesn’t sell the handset (e.g. Talkmobile or Virgin Mobile), it may now be impossible to unlock your handset. For more information, see our guide on unlocking a SIM-free iPhone.

If you purchased your iPhone directly from Apple, it’s permanently unlocked. There’s no need to contact your network and to unlock it again."

Sounds risky but as three do provide the handset they should be capable of unlocking it.

Avoid EE/Tmobile/Orange

Vodafone and 02 are fairly reasonable when unlocking.
#5
If the phone has never had a sim in it, putting in a 3 sim may lock the phone. If it does, then 3 will unlock it free of charge, so the end result is what you want; an unlocked phone.
#6
borofan47
If the phone has never had a sim in it, putting in a 3 sim may lock the phone. If it does, then 3 will unlock it free of charge, so the end result is what you want; an unlocked phone.

A few comments suggest that, But I can't find a definite 100% confirmation that is correct, Have you tried it or can anyone confirm it for sure?.

It all suggests they should I know but could complicate things if it's not 100% certain.
#7
borofan47
If the phone has never had a sim in it, putting in a 3 sim may lock the phone. If it does, then 3 will unlock it free of charge, so the end result is what you want; an unlocked phone.

Hey Borofan, you out for the match later? Come down town and I will show you how to not pull the barmaids. :)
#8
NEtech
borofan47
If the phone has never had a sim in it, putting in a 3 sim may lock the phone. If it does, then 3 will unlock it free of charge, so the end result is what you want; an unlocked phone.

Hey Borofan, you out for the match later? Come down town and I will show you how to not pull the barmaids. :)


I am actually visiting family in Boro at the moment. However, the game was away, and why would I want to pull a barmaid? I'm a straight woman, not a guy.

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