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Apple Iphone SE 16GB unlocked for only £319 giffgaff
Apple Iphone SE 16GB unlocked for only £319 giffgaff

Apple Iphone SE 16GB unlocked for only £319 giffgaff

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Hi, Apple Iphone SE 16GB £319, 64GB only £399 on Giffgaff homepage.

You can buy it also for pay monthy! All giffgaff phones are unlocked and you can cancel the contract when you want!

On Apple website:

Iphone SE 16GB £379!

Iphone SE 64GB £429!

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Apresmoto

58 Comments

Heat added

spend another 3-400 quid and you can get the iphone 7

+£10 minimum for a goodybag !

rejector1

+£10 minimum for a goodybag !


Not if you already have a GiffGaff PAYG SIM (even as a spare!)

halsallms

spend another 3-400 quid and you can get the iphone 7


Hmmm.Maybe not.

MrPercent

Hmmm.Maybe not.


your loss

halsallms

spend another 3-400 quid and you can get the iphone 7


This is 4 inch club not 4.7, bigger does not mean better.

iPhone SE review: today’s tech, yesterday’s design
theverge.com/201…iew

Do you need to purchase a SIM to buy the handset?

rodman

This is 4 inch club not 4.7, bigger does not mean better.


No but Iphone 7 is the latest release. I personally would not like to be seen with an old iphone and be the laughing stock of the whole community. By investing in an iphone 7 I have won the respect of my peers and upgraded by smartphone experience simultaneously

halsallms

No but Iphone 7 is the latest release. I personally would not like to be … No but Iphone 7 is the latest release. I personally would not like to be seen with an old iphone and be the laughing stock of the whole community. By investing in an iphone 7 I have won the respect of my peers and upgraded by smartphone experience simultaneously



This person is the answer to the world's problems.

Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be truly unlocked so that I could swap and change the sim card across networks?

£300 plus for this is a joke. So glad I'm not into apple products

Good price IMO. The A9 processor in the SE outperforms Snapdragon 820 devices in single core tasks and isn't a mile behind in multi core. Long-term updates. Great camera. Excellent battery. It's a good mid-range phone and the only powerful truly small phone available.

IRONM4N_UK

Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be … Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be truly unlocked so that I could swap and change the sim card across networks?



Put a Three sim in first and it'll be truly unlocked.


It is not carphonewarehouse scam, truly unlocked

IRONM4N_UK

Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be … Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be truly unlocked so that I could swap and change the sim card across networks?

IRONM4N_UK

Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be … Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be truly unlocked so that I could swap and change the sim card across networks?


No need to put anything, truly unlocked, anyway when you connect it to iTunes it will be locked again.

I found nothing special for any iphone (6, 7 or future iphone 8). Not worth spending over £300.
Consider this XiaoMi Mi5 @ £224 iphone killer or if your are in a budget consider XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 @129.

halsallms

spend another 3-400 quid and you can get the iphone 7


lol
halsallms

No but Iphone 7 is the latest release. I personally would not like to be … No but Iphone 7 is the latest release. I personally would not like to be seen with an old iphone and be the laughing stock of the whole community. By investing in an iphone 7 I have won the respect of my peers and upgraded by smartphone experience simultaneously


rofl
Edited by: "titan131" 5th Oct 2016

IRONM4N_UK

Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be … Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be truly unlocked so that I could swap and change the sim card across networks?


*ONLY* iPhones sold by CarphoneWarehouse lock to the first SIM used!

The ones sold by GiffGaff are totally unlocked - they will take any SIM - and will remain unlocked for the life of the handset!! I own an iPhone 6 bought from GiffGaff about 18 months ago so can post with some confidence!

rodman

No need to put anything, truly unlocked, anyway when you connect it to … No need to put anything, truly unlocked, anyway when you connect it to iTunes it will be locked again.


No it won't!

Edited by: "BrianM" 6th Oct 2016

IRONM4N_UK

Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be … Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be truly unlocked so that I could swap and change the sim card across networks?

rodman

No need to put anything, truly unlocked, anyway when you connect it to … No need to put anything, truly unlocked, anyway when you connect it to iTunes it will be locked again.



​Thanks, I'm an Android user for as long as I've had a smartphone. Hard about all this tricky iPhone locking and wasn't sure how it worked!

IRONM4N_UK

Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be … Would this lock to the 1st network's sim inserted into it or would it be truly unlocked so that I could swap and change the sim card across networks?

rodman

No need to put anything, truly unlocked, anyway when you connect it to … No need to put anything, truly unlocked, anyway when you connect it to iTunes it will be locked again.



No. Four vendors sell truly sim-free iPhones in the UK: Giffgaff, Three, John Lewis and Apple. These will accept any sim here and abroad.

'Sim-free' iPhones from every other retailer will lock to the first sim inserted. That includes CPW, Argos, O2, Tesco, EE, etc. These remain locked to UK networks, too, so while Vodafone UK may work if the first sim inserted, Vodafone Germany or Australia won't.

dheydl

No. Four vendors sell truly sim-free iPhones in the UK: Giffgaff, Three, … No. Four vendors sell truly sim-free iPhones in the UK: Giffgaff, Three, John Lewis and Apple. These will accept any sim here and abroad.'Sim-free' iPhones from every other retailer will lock to the first sim inserted. That includes CPW, Argos, O2, Tesco, EE, etc. These remain locked to UK networks, too, so while Vodafone UK may work if the first sim inserted, Vodafone Germany or Australia won't.


This is at least partially outdated.....Authorised Apple Retailers around the country - like "Western Computers" in Oxford - can and do now also sell fully SIM-free iPhones (previously they did not!). I do not know about the likes of Argos etc. - but some may well have come to a "John Lewis style" agreement with Apple by now as well. I believe Curry's, for example, (themselves not the in-store CPW franchises) also advertise their iPhones as "SIM free"

Vodafone, O2 and EE (excepting, of course, 3 who make a point of selling unlocked handsets) sell iPhone stock which is pre-locked only to that network! People have tried other-network SIMs in handsets from sealed boxes supplied by them and they do not work. Only CPW (to avoid having to stock multiple handsets from different networks) are known to have arranged with Apple to make their handsets' auto-lock to the first SIM.



Edited by: "BrianM" 6th Oct 2016

BrianM

Only CPW (to avoid having to stock multiple handsets from different … Only CPW (to avoid having to stock multiple handsets from different networks) are known to have arranged with Apple to make their handsets' auto-lock.



It is not quite that straightforward. Argos phones also lock to the first sim network as per the Q&A on the Argos website and as anecdotal evidence suggests. In naming the four vendors, I restricted myself to major sellers. Smaller authorised Apple hardware retailers like Stormfront or KCRS also have unlocked phones but basically they try to replicate Apple stores where Apple does not yet have a presence.

There are some guides on the net that list the current locking status of iPhones as best they can. The data may already be out of date but they provide a starting point.

kenstechtips.com/ind…ked

You can also find small dealers on eBay, who sell both unlocked and auto-locking iPhones, so stock gets shifted around. Why Apple has this mess of a system, god only knows but it is probably due to the locking happening on Apple's activation database rather than on the device itself.

dheydl

Why Apple has this mess of a system, god only knows but it is probably … Why Apple has this mess of a system, god only knows but it is probably due to the locking happening on Apple's activation database rather than on the device itself.


You are almost certainly correct about Argos - but Apple has started letting a few more retailers sell unlocked iPhones (my local "Authorised Reseller" used not to sell them at all!)

It is only "a mess" from some viewpoints. From Apple's POV it is really clever as no locking at all needs to be done on any iPhone at the time of manufacture - as each handset gets its assigned "lock status" from the Apple database at first activation.

Just for my own interest I once paid a trivial sum ($0.60) for an Apple database readout on my GiffGaff iPhone 6 from a net-retailer

This gave:

MEI: 35.........
S/N: C6K,,,,,,,,
Model: IPHONE 6 GOLD 16GB-GBR
ICCID: 89442.......
Activated: Yes
iOS: 8.3
First Activation Date: 2015-04-22
Last Activation Date: 2015-04-27
Warranty Ends on: 2016-04-20
Purchase Date: 2015-04-21
Bluetooth Mac Address: 10417FDC52E9
WiFi Mac Address: 10417FDC52E8
Find my iPhone: ON
ZIP/SSN Required: N/A
Initial Activation Policy Description: 269 - UK O2 Tesco
Next Tether Policy Details: 10 - Unlock
Lock Status: Unlocked

An interesting thing was the "first activation starus". GiffGaff are selling pre-unlocked O2 stock! Also Tesco-Mobile seem also to be selling O2 stock


Edited by: "BrianM" 7th Oct 2016

BrianM

An interesting thing was the "first activation starus". GiffGaff are … An interesting thing was the "first activation starus". GiffGaff are selling pre-unlocked O2 stock! Also Tesco-Mobile seem also to be selling O2 stock



Interesting. It would appear that Giffgaff is requesting O2 send Apple an unlock request on the stock it procures, presumably from O2 rather than Apple directly. Tesco also sells sim-free phones at full price alongside contract/PAYG phones but I think those still auto-lock.

My current one is from J Lewis. Wonder if I could get that database info from digging into iTunes.

dheydl

[quote=BrianM]Wonder if I could get that database info from digging into … [quote=BrianM]Wonder if I could get that database info from digging into iTunes.



While iTunes might get some data from Apple's database using web-service calls I don't think it can print out the full contents! I used gsmunlock4.me some time ago - and sent them $0.60 using PayPal. Nothing I can currently see seems quite as inexpensive at present!

GiffGaff are owned by O2 - so it seems to make some sense that they would purchase stock from them - and Tesco use O2 as a carrier as well. My iPhone 6 was in a factory sealed box and unlocked at first activation - so any change to Apple's database had already been made.before dispatch.


Edited by: "BrianM" 7th Oct 2016

£5 cashback on quidco as well

shariifi

I found nothing special for any iphone (6, 7 or future iphone 8). Not … I found nothing special for any iphone (6, 7 or future iphone 8). Not worth spending over £300.Consider this XiaoMi Mi5 @ £224 iphone killer or if your are in a budget consider XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 @129.


Doesn't support bands for some networks unfortunately

shariifi

I found nothing special for any iphone (6, 7 or future iphone 8). Not … I found nothing special for any iphone (6, 7 or future iphone 8). Not worth spending over £300.Consider this XiaoMi Mi5 @ £224 iphone killer or if your are in a budget consider XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 @129.



​plus VAT and I'm not sure I'd be happy typing my bank details and other passwords into a Chinese phone with apps installed that I know nothing about and what warranty ???

Heat. Great and fast phone, and battery easily lasts well over a day of usage.

rodman

iPhone SE review: today’s tech, yesterday’s des … iPhone SE review: today’s tech, yesterday’s designhttp://www.theverge.com/2016/3/25/11302968/apple-iphone-se-review



"yesterday's design" the iPhone 5s design which many were clamouring Apple to make

Amazon are doing these sim-free at £359, so this has to be a steal. The only possible issue as IOS10 going into a 16GB phone, not leaving much room for apps, photos or videos (unless you're using iCloud for all your storage...)

shariifi

I found nothing special for any iphone (6, 7 or future iphone 8). Not … I found nothing special for any iphone (6, 7 or future iphone 8). Not worth spending over £300.Consider this XiaoMi Mi5 @ £224 iphone killer or if your are in a budget consider XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 @129.



​where is it sold for £224?

16gb non upgradable memory. 2012 called and it wants it's phone back.

nobody will respect you for a phone. respect cannot be bought and if your friends laugh at you for having an old phone then they aren't your friends. you should buy whatever you like best and your friends shouldn't give a toss.

halsallms

No but Iphone 7 is the latest release. I personally would not like to be … No but Iphone 7 is the latest release. I personally would not like to be seen with an old iphone and be the laughing stock of the whole community. By investing in an iphone 7 I have won the respect of my peers and upgraded by smartphone experience simultaneously


MY GOD - WTF SORT OF **** ANSWER IS THAT - HAVE YOU HAD SOME FORM OF PERSONALITY REMOVAL PROCEDURE?? WHAT A TOTAL PLANK - time for me to move on and return to normal life.

This or a one plus 3!

itsdavidjones1984

This or a one plus 3!



Had my Oneplus 3 a couple of weeks now, was put off about no Micro Card but 64GB internal is fine.
All i can say is its quality phone for the money, super slick/fast with dash charge its amazing value.
Wouldn't even consider buying Samsung/iPhone anymore.

bozy09

nobody will respect you for a phone. respect cannot be bought and if your … nobody will respect you for a phone. respect cannot be bought and if your friends laugh at you for having an old phone then they aren't your friends. you should buy whatever you like best and your friends shouldn't give a toss.



Thanks mum.

Banned

JohnnyUtah

This person is the answer to the world's problems.



​lol

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